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Fuel Savings For Commercial Vehicles

November 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Airtabs Are A Proven Fuel Reduction Product For Commercial Vehicles

aide automotive ltd are pleased to introduced a new product the range called “Airtabs”!

Airtabs are a revolutionary product to the commercial vehicle market and can on average offer a 2.5% saving on fuel!

Airtabs are patented, unique wishbone shaped vortex generators designed to increase vehicle aerodynamic performance and fuel economy by reducing aerodynamic pressure drag at two key locations; the tractor-trailer gap and the rear facing surface (the base area) of any commercial or private square backed vehicle or trailer that routinely attains highway speeds. Drag reduction and fuel economy benefits from Airtab application is not limited to commercial trucking operations. Airtabs enhance aerodynamic performance equally well on cube vans, straight trucks, expeditors, buses, flat beds and tankers.

The results may vary somewhat with vehicle type but the aerodynamic theory and principles are the same for all.

Airtabs are mounted 3 per linear foot, or every 4 inches on centre. Take the number of feet to be covered and multiply by 3 to give the number of Airtabs required. Airtabs are approximately (in inches) 3.5 wide, 5 long and 1 high.

Each Airtab creates two tight swirls of air or vortices that combine to reduce the suction and drag at the rear of vehicles travelling at speeds above approximately 35 mph or 55kmh. Airtabs are also effective at the rear roof lines of automobiles that have a rear window slope of greater than 30 degrees.

Matthew Burke Sales Director Stated “With today’s rising costs of fuel all companies need to review ways on reducing costs and AirTabs are the proven ideal tool. With an easy period pay back this product is for now and the future.”

UK testing has also taken place at Mira and a couple of prominent fleets in the UK have shown the results to be true.

Contact aide automotive ltd for a fleet quote or to arrange a meeting to see how Airtabs work.

Phone 0115 8456471 or email

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