OptiFlow is Part of the Mercedes-Benz Efficiency Run
October 19, 2015 - In field trials, Daimler Trucks - involving 3 forwarders - could now be achieved savings in CO2 emissions of up to 14 percent. As part of the "Efficiency Run", supervised by the audit company Dekra, were presented today the results in Berlin.
12-14 percent less fuel consumption
In cooperation with DB Schenker Haulage, Large-Vehne and Elflein were in a series of tests under realistic conditions on typical transportation routes with usual loadings. The two were optimized 'Efficiency Run' Actros articulated vehicles which consumed while approximately 12 to 14 percent less fuel, respectively, than the standard tractor from the fleet of the respective forwarding (with stand 2014). Further tests showed a potential for long trucks, which also achieved a fuel efficiency of around 17 percent compared to standard semi-trailers in the volume-based transport.
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