A growing trend in second-stage manufacturing is light-weighting, which involves specifying lighter-weight materials to achieve an overall weight reduction to an upfitted vehicle. Specifying lighter-weight upfit materials decreases the vehicle’s curb weight, which, in turn, lowers operating costs by reducing fuel consumption and decreases emissions.
Asset & Driver Strategies to Reduce Fuel Spend
In addition to selecting fuel-efficient assets, another way to control fuel spend is to modify driving behavior, a key variability in fuel economy. The difference between the most and least efficient drivers is a 30% difference in fuel consumption.