Toyo Tires claims its new tyre can save you money…
Toyo Tires claims its brand-new NanoEnergy 3 tyre can reduce fuel consumption by 5.5% when compared with a conventional car tyre.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES after the Federal Government introduced a twic-yearly fuel-excise increase which the Government claims will cost the average Australian household an extra $21 a year in fuel bills. Toyo Tires says independent testing of its new NanoEnergy 3 tyre revealed it could reduce fuel consumption by around 5.5% per year, a total cost saving of around $130 a year for “a typical family six-cylinder sedan – or more than six times the yearly cost of the recent fuel-excise increase,” a statement read.
Toyo’s technical manager Steven Burke said the tests also confirmed that equipping cars with the NanoEnergy 3 could result in enhanced safety, including shorter stopping distances, better road-holding and improved stability.
“Considering average weekly fuel costs for a late model six-cylinder family sedan at current fuel prices, NanoEnergy 3 can save families over $130 per annum, for those driving an average of 15,000km a year,” Burke said.
“That’s nearly 90 litres of fuel over 800 kilometres of combined driving, per vehicle – that’s a free trip from Sydney to Melbourne.”
According to Toyo this fuel saving via the NanoEnergy 3 tyre has been achieved through low rolling resistance coupled with minimal audio intrusion and an increased tread life. NanoEnergy 3 is available in sizes to suit more than 50% of all passenger cars sold in Australia.
Toyo Tire and Rubber Australia managing director and CEO Michael Rudd said the NanoEnergy 3 stands out by bringing performance capabilities to a lower rolling resistance tyre.
“NanoEnergy 3 gives motorists the best of both worlds by reducing fuel costs, and exceeding levels of safety and performance set by regular tyres,” Mr Rudd said.
“If you extrapolate the fuel saved over the long life of the tyre and further fuel excise increases, the NanoEnergy 3 offers Australians significant long and short term savings.”
Toyo said it took a “popular model V6 family sedan” (read: Toyota Aurion) and engaged V8 Supercar driver Jonathan Webb to conduct comparative performance testing of the NanoEnergy 3 and its predecessor the TEO Plus tyre. Comparative fuel economy testing was undertaken by Australian Rally Championship driver Jack Monkhouse.
According to Toyo, comparing NanoEnergy 3 with its predecessor TEO Plus, confirmed NanoEnergy 3’s shorter wet and dry stopping distances, improved traction and road holding on wet and dry roads, and improved average times on a motorkhana circuit. Over the repeated fuel economy tests, test vehicles fitted with NanoEnergy 3 tyres used 5.5 per cent less fuel than those fitted with TEO Plus, Toyo said.