By switching from steel to aluminium ALCOA® WHEELS you can easily save up to
51% in weight, depending on the wheel size, allowing you to:
Calculate your individual weight saving with the ALCOA® WHEELS Calculighter
*Compared to exemplarily steel wheel weights with same dimensions and load rates.
* Source: ThinkStep (2017) Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Aluminium ALCOA® WHEELS and Steel Wheels for City Buses
** Source: ThinkStep (2018) Comparative LCA Aluminium ALCOA® WHEELS vs. Steel Wheels for longhaul trucks
Fuel Savings: 0.29l/100km (1.29%)
Constant Speed test runs (CST) with a heavy-duty semi-trailer combination, based on Annex VIII of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2400 and additional fuel consumption test results.
Test Vehicle: Long-Haul truck/trailer combination with aerodynamic components
Truck Steer: 22.5" x 9.00" Alcoa® Ultra ONE® wheels
Truck Drive: 22.5" x 9.00" dual Al torque wheels Kistler RoaDyn P1HT
Trailer: 22.5" x 11.75" ET120 Alcoa® Ultra ONE® wheels
Alcoa® aluminium wheels were tested against two models of steel wheels used on the same test truck/trailer combination. Find steel wheel specifications in report section 4.2.1* and Alcoa® aluminium wheel specifications in report section 4.2.2**.
Calculate your estimated fuel saving opportunities with the Alcoa® Wheels Fuel Saving Calculator. Estimates are based on the conditions detailed in test report [Download the full test report here]. Individual fuel savings will vary depending on specifications of vehicle and other parameters.
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