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PIT to compare fuel economy of European vs North American trucks

MONTREAL, Que. -- Performance Innovation Transport’s popular Energotest trials of fuel-saving devices will be held Sept. 11-19 at the Transport Canada test track in Blainville, Que.


MONTREAL, Que. — Performance Innovation Transport’s popular Energotest trials of fuel-saving devices will be held Sept. 11-19 at the Transport Canada test track in Blainville, Que.

Among this year’s tests will be a head-to-head fuel economy comparison between North American and European trucks. As well, evaluations of trailer side skirts and other new products will be conducted.

“We created the Energotest to provide accurate and indisputable results on the economic and environmental impact of green fleet technologies,” said Yves Provencher, director of PIT. “Suppliers come to the Energotest for independent verification of their technology’s performance. Fleet managers who are early adopters of green technologies attend the event to find solutions they can use to transport goods in an environmentally friendly and cost efficient manner.”

PIT conducts tests to the highly respected SAE J1526 Type III fuel consumption test standard. This Fall it will be comparing the fuel economy performance of a Volvo VNL 630 to a European Volvo Globetrotter cabover.

“Our goal is to accelerate the implementation of the best technologies and make sure inferior technologies are not taking resources that could be used more effectively,” said Provencher. “Bottom line is we focus on the best, eliminate the bad, and if we can’t find that technology in Canada or the US, we will go overseas to find it.”


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1 Comment » for PIT to compare fuel economy of European vs North American trucks
  1. patrick says:

    Would be interested in the results. Would also like to see a comparison in braking distance and other safety and operational options.

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