Managing Fuel Efficiently Can Benefit Your Profitability - An eNow Blog Article

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Managing Fuel Efficiently Can Benefit Your Profitability

Reposted using 2013 information

Independent studies have shown that the average truck idles for more than 6 hours each day. That amounts to as many as 2400 hours per year! Utilizing the eNow solution, you can manage fuel more efficiently. This fuel savings translates directly to an increase in profitability.

Let's look at some concrete numbers.  The chart below shows just how much you can save in the long run by increasing fuel efficiency.

Engine RPM Gallon Savings Per Hour Hours Used Per Day Days Used Per Year Annual Hours Used Price Per Gallon Annual Savings Estimated System Cost Simple Payback Without Tax Credit Years Payback with 30% tax Credit Years Monthly Fuel Savings
800 1.07 7.0 250 1,750 $4.14 $7,748 $12,817 1.7 1.2 $646
900 1.18 7.0 250 1,750 $4.14 $8,545 $12,817 1.5 1.0 $712
1000 1.28 7.0 250 1,750 $4.14 $9,269 $12,817 1.4 1.0 $772
1100 1.41 7.0 250 1,750 $4.14 $10,211 $12,817 1.3 0.9 $851
1200 1.53 7.0 250 1,750 $4.14 $11,079 $12,817 1.2 0.8 $923

 

Of course there are benefits to fuel efficiency beyond the cost savings outlined here. By using less gasoline, we're polluting less and reducing our dependency on foreign oil. eNow's goal is to help fleet owners manage their fuel effectively, to help them to be profitable and to keep the transportation industry growing.  For a full chart on the potential savings, email Jeff Flath.

To learn more about how leasing can help you finance equipment costs, read our blog -- How Does Leasing help you finance equipment cost?

 

* EPA SmartWay says trucks idle 6 to8 hours (average 7 hours) per day and 250 to 300 days per year or 1500 to 2400 hours per year.
* Argonne National Labs says trucks idle 6 hours per day and 305 days per year or 1830 hours per year.
* The above estimates are based on information from Argonne National Labs and EPA SmartWays.  Results may vary depending upon truck make and type, engine size and idle RPM's, location used, and application.
*Assumptions - National average diesel cost per gallon - $4.14; Average Hours Used per day - 7 (EPA Average)

 

eNow designs, manufactures and sells renewable energy management systems. These systems aggregate power from inputs, such as solar, power from the grid, regenerative brake systems, exhaust recovery systems, other (future) potential recovery systems such as shock absorbers,CO2 recovery and wind, and from the alternator itself. The eNow system manages how the power is produced, manages how it is stored and manages how the power is used. Our systems have been developed to lower the use of fossil fuels, lower the cost of engine maintenance and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

eNow is partnering with Bergstrom on the In-Cab HVAC system.  The product combination includes eNow Solar APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) and Bergstrom's In-Cab HVAC system.  Bergstrom, a global leader in the design and supply of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, launched a HVAC system for off-highway vehicles that consists of four separate modules, making it more flexible than similar products currently on the market.  Bergstrom started in 1949 and has since grown into one of the world's leading manufacturers of climate control solutions for the commercial vehicle industry.

 

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