FUSO Third-Party Fuel Consumption Testing Shows FUSO FE160 Outperforms Hino 155 and Isuzu NPR-HD
Logan Township, NJ — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (FUSO) has announced completion of outside, third-party testing by Automotive Testing & Development Services Inc. (ATDS), comparing the fuel economy of the Class 4 FUSO FE160 Series medium-duty cabover truck to the fuel economy of an equivalent Class 4 Isuzu NPR-HD and Hino 155.
Over the course of testing, the FE160 consumed 8 percent less diesel fuel on average than the Hino 155, and 5 percent less than the Isuzu NPR¬-HD, measured over a course of city, suburban and highway driving. When ECO mode was engaged on the FE160 (a feature not available on the Hino or Isuzu models), the FE160’s fuel consumption advantage improved to 10 percent less than the Hino 155, and 9 percent less than the Isuzu NPR-HD.
Jecka Glasman, FUSO’s President and CEO, noted, “We are very pleased that this rigorous testing has once again proved the FE160 to be more fuel-efficient than its main competitors. And I should point out that, while FUSO paid for the testing, the tests were conducted entirely by ATDS, using procedures based on ATDS standard practice.”
According to ATDS, testing procedures used were formulated to meet the requirements of the SAE J1321 and SAE J1264 fuel consumption test procedures. The test was contracted specifically for the 2017 MY FE160 to measure effects of new hardware, including the electrically engaged radiator fan and new emissions after-treatment equipment. Competitive models were selected based on readiness and regional commercial availability. Per respective engine emissions certifications from the EPA and CARB (California Air Resources Board), engine power, torque and emissions levels for both the Isuzu and Hino models were equivalent to the latest available for each at the time of testing.
To eliminate fuel gauge and in-dash odometer variability, the in-dash odometers and the trucks’ standard fuel tanks and fuel gauges were not used during the testing. Identical auxiliary fuel tanks were mounted in the dry van box on each truck, and each truck was outfitted with Racelogic GPS and Rosco Video GPS data loggers. Fuel consumption was measured by weighing the full auxiliary fuel tank at the start of a run, and then weighing it again after each truck had completed the run. The difference was the amount of fuel consumed by each truck. The scale used to weigh the auxiliary fuel tanks had an accuracy of ±0.02 pounds (1/3 of an ounce).
According to Otto Schmid, FUSO’s Director of Product Management, “Our goal with this testing was to obtain an unbiased evaluation of the fuel economy of our FE160, compared to its primary competitors. Consequently, we instructed ATDS to do everything possible to eliminate other variables. For instance, all trucks were loaded to exactly the same weight; all auxiliary equipment was operated at exactly the same settings; all test trucks were checked and brought into compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications for operating parameters, tire pressure and front-end alignment; and four different drivers were used, in rotation, among the three test trucks.”
The full ATDS test report, outlining overall results, as well as procedures and test data for each run, is available for review at www.mitfuso.com.
À propos de Mitsubishi Fuso
Ayant son siège social dans le comté de Logan au New Jersey, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) est une filiale de Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, basée à Kawasaki, Japon, une partie intégrante de la division des camions Daimler de Daimler AG. En activité en Amérique du Nord depuis plus de 30 ans, MFTA se concentre sur la fabrication de camions offrant le coût total de possession le plus bas de leur catégorie. Ses camions diesel poids moyen et à cabine surélevée de classes 3 à 5 sont offerts par l’intermédiaire d’un réseau de plus de 200 concessionnaires partout aux États-Unis, au Canada, à Puerto Rico et à Guam. Mitsubishi Fuso a vendu plus de 100 000 camions à transmission manuelle, à quatre roues motrices et à cabine d’équipe en Amérique du Nord pour combler les besoins de transport pour une grande variété d’entreprises et d’industries, dont l’industrie des boissons et des traiteurs, pour la livraison de marchandises réfrigérées ou solides, pour la récupération de véhicules, le remorquage, la lutte antiparasitaire, la plomberie, la construction légère et l’aménagement paysager. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, visitez le www.mitfuso.com, suivez FusoTruck sur Twitter, ou aimez FusoTruck sur Facebook.
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Bryan C. Allen
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.