PIT Power to grade fuel-saving devices

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MONTREAL, Que. — FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) program has announced the launch of PIT Power, a new certification program fleets can use to identify the fuel efficiency value of a technology.

“With a long history of research activities in the forest industry’s transport sector, FPInnovations is proud to be working with the multi-national transport fleets in their efforts to improve fuel efficiency,” said Pierre Lapointe, president and CEO of FPInnovations. “PIT Power is only one of many steps we are taking to lead the global sector towards an intelligent transport system.”

“We developed PIT Power based on our internationally recognized Energotest, which is the industry’s most accurate, independent and indisputable evaluation process of the return on investment fleets can expect from green technologies,” added Yves Provencher, director of PIT. “PIT Power uses the stringent testing protocols to reliably rank fuel efficiency. Suppliers can take advantage of this new certification process to demonstrate the real value of their technologies. Fleets will appreciate that investing in technologies certified PIT Power will benefit their operations. PIT Power is a clearly a win-win approach.”

PIT Power scores products submitted for testing on their fuel-saving potential. The ratings start at two, representing a 2% fuel savings. There is no upper limit, according to PIT. Suppliers receiving a PIT Power rating are able to display a PIT Power logo on their equipment. PIT says fleets can look for these logos to as proof of performance.

“We use only proven evaluation procedures to provide the commercial vehicle industry with the information it needs to make sound equipment choices and capital investments,” Provencher said. “With PIT Power we will provide independent verification of a technology’s fuel economy performance so fleet managers can adopt the proven, cost efficient solutions best suited to their fleet’s needs.”

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