costs per year per vehicle when compared to the next best of the competitor
tested and over £1,600 if compared to the average. This means the Goodyear
FUELMAX tyres are leading in fuel savings.
The rolling resistance test results were divided into the three areas –
steer, drive and trailer tyres and in all tests the Goodyear FUELMAX and
Marathon LHT II tyres clearly outperformed the competitors.
"These tests really assess the outstanding fuel economy our new FUELMAX
tyres offer to fleet operators helping them to reduce costs. FUELMAX tyres
are the most fuel efficient in the Goodyear range and these results
underline our belief that they are the most fuel efficient tyres on the
market today," said Marc Preedy, Commercial Director, Goodyear UK.
FUELMAX is Goodyear’s fuel-efficient line focusing on reduced rolling
resistance with no compromise on mileage, wet braking or other key areas of
performance. The FUELMAX D drive tyre also meets both M+S and Thee-Peak
Snow Flake winter tyre requirements, making this is a true all season
tyre. The high fuel saving potential of the FUELMAX range, inferred now
from the TÜV SÜD test results on rolling resistance, is also reflected in
their very good EU tyre label ratings for Fuel Efficiency: Six out of seven
of the currently available Goodyear FUELMAX fuel efficiency line tyres have
obtained label gradings of A or B.