Design, build and testing of a lightweight aerodynamic trailer on a fleet operation.
- Lightweight aerodynamic trailer designed and built, with a basket of aerodynamic improvements plus various light-weighting strategies for frame, walls and floor panels and rear doors.
- Preliminary results show useful fuel savings – to be confirmed by finalised analysis.
- Design has significant reduction in weight (up to 2 tonnes) but needs to be finalised.
% fuel saving
Preliminary results suggest 7-9% fuel saving.
% CO2e Saving
As per fuel savings.
Cost of implementation
Cost model to be finalised in coming quarter.
Aero improvements can be implemented now, lightweighting improvements require finalising.