Airtab® Fuel Savers
Celerity DRS offer a range of products which aim to improve the fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions for commercial vehicles, and one of the latest additions to the CDRS product line up is the Airtabs® drag reduction system which are readily available to all commercial fleets across Europe.
Airtabs® are uniquely shaped plastic moulds which create two tight swirls of air that combine to reduce the suction and drag at two key points on the vehicle: the tractor-trailer gap and the base area of any square-backed commercial vehicle.
Each Airtab® creates a series of vortices that combine to reduce the drag at the rear of vehicles traveling at speeds above approximately 35 mph or 55kmh. Not only does this reduce fuel consumption (on average between 3% and 5% as tested by Millbrook Proving Grounds and MIRA in the UK), but it also provides several safety benefits as well, including increased vehicle stability in high winds.
Not just improved fuel consumption
Airtabs® offer several safety benefits as well. They improve vehicle stability by altering the airflow at the vehicle’s rear and the majority of users immediately notice the improved vehicle handling performance, especially in strong cross wind conditions or when passing (or being passed by) other vehicles. This increases driver safety by reducing wandering across the road and sudden adjacent lane changes.
Mirror visibility in rain or snow is also improved as the Airtabs® help suppress rain, snow and spray patterns and safety is improved through better mirror visibility which allows for safer lane changes as well as improving the visibility conditions for other road users.
By reducing the suction and aerodynamic drag at the rear of vehicles, snow and dirt from the roads is reduced. This helps to improve a business’ corporate image and reduce cleaning time and expense. It also enhances safety by keeping conspicuity tape, tail and brake lights cleaner and helps the bottom line by reducing snow and weight build up in winter.