Two European heavy duty fleets have reported fuel economy savings as a result of switching to ExxonMobil’s Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 engine oil.
The fully synthetic, heavy-duty diesel engine oil combines engine protection with fuel economy potential, says ExxonMobil, meeting OEM application requirements for Volvo, MAN, Scania and Renault amongst others.
French transportation and logistics company Joulié had been using an SAE 10W-40 engine oil across its fleet. As part of a modernisation process of its working methods, it switched to Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 in two lorries for the test phase.
Over 12 months, the two vehicles recorded an average fuel saving of 3.2 per cent, resulting in overall savings of €6,221 per year.
Meanwhile, a German haulage company comprising 210 vehicles across 18 locations switched out its engine oil for Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30. The company recorded average fuel savings of 2.1 per cent, resulting in overall potential savings of €260,000.
“The results reported by both these fleets demonstrate the significant benefits that can be gained by using high performance lubricants.” said Guillaume Malandain, CV lubricants marketing advisor at ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants.
“In today’s challenging times, Mobil Delvac-branded lubricants are designed to help truck operators improve the protection and performance of their vehicles, driving significant cost savings as a result. Efficiency, performance and helping owners to improve their fleet’s bottom line will continue to be our priority.”
With 40 per cent of European fleet owners foreseeing tough economic conditions and volatile markets as the biggest trend to affect their business in the next five years, says ExxonMobil, protecting the bottom line is a bigger focus than ever.
“With a heightened focus on commercial vehicle fleets meeting emission targets as well, the industry is reassessing how to approach both budgets and energy management,” said the company.
“As a result, understanding total cost of ownership (TCO) prior to making any investments is now key in fleet management strategy.
“A successful TCO approach requires all costs across the business to be considered, including the benefits of a switch to high performance lubricants. The long-term savings this can provide, by reducing fuel consumption and costs, can lead to a more profitable business and ensure that the initial investment made was a smart one.”
ExxonMobil has also released a Total Cost of Ownership Guide for commercial fleets, available here.