COLOGNE, Germany—Synthetic rubber producer Lanxess A.G. has unveiled a tool to help fleet managers figure out how to reduce the fuel consumption of their vehicles and thus their operating costs by switching their vehicles to high-quality tires with low rolling resistance, called "green tires."
The "Lanxess Vehicle Fleet Calculator" determines individually how much can be saved, the payback period for the investment in green tires and the potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
The calculator's algorithm also evaluates further potential fuel savings and environmental impacts for other improvements such as optimizing tire pressure, maintaining accurate front wheel alignment and special driver training programs.
Lanxess developed the fleet calculator in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich. It is available free of charge at this website.