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Ecopia promise: Travel up to 3 kilometer more per liter

Everyone wants to get more mileage out of every liter of gasoline.

The advantage begins with significant savings and ultimately concludes in helping the environment. The more mileage a car gets from every drop of fuel, the less emission it produces. That’s what the Ecopia gives. It’s Brigestone’s most advanced eco-tire, loaded with the technology to significantly save fuel and hugely lower a vehicle’s impact on the environment.

With Ecopia tires, it is possible to travel 3.15 kilometers more per liter compared to a conventional tire. That’s a lot of extra trips on the same amount of fuel that a vehicle already uses. Whether it’s taking the kids to school, going on a grocery run, driving to work or going on a road trip, the extra kilometers could always come in handy.

Last Aug. 8, this was tested on a Fuel Econo Run that Bridgestone conducted in partnership with A1 Driving School and supervised by the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), the country’s biggest and oldest existing auto club.

The Toyota Altis 1.6 G, having a fuel tank capacity of 55 liters, was the car model used for the run. Three units were used:  one  equipped with the new Bridgestone Ecopia EP200, one with the Turanza AR10, Bridgestone’s conventional tire, and one with a conventional tire of a competing brand. All were fueled up and  driven through 127 kilometers from NLEx to SCTEx, while maintaining a cruising speed of 80 kph at 2000 rpm and their air-conditioning set to low fan, with the coldest thermostat setting.

The unit fitted with the Ecopia EP200 consumed a total of 20.29 kilometers per liter, 0.42 kilometers more per liter than the Turanza and 3.15 kilometers more per liter versus the conventional tire of a competing brand.

Everything about the Ecopia makes it fit to superiorly perform at any situation through a revolutionary improvement in the low rolling resistance technology. This feature decreases the required rolling effort and consequently improves fuel efficiency.

And because tires are made to tread more lightly, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced. Thus, the environmental footprint is also lessened.

A tire that lowers expenses through fuel efficiency, avoids the hassle of loading up every so often and helps clean up the environment. How much more compelling can a tire get?

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