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"Innovation for a brighter future"
Launched August 2020

Advanced TRS® Mercedes-Benz
Sprinter Van

Utilising patented Active Flow Control technology, Ogab® has developed a breakthrough system that reduces aerodynamic drag on commercial vehicles to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%.

Making diesel and petrol vehicles go further…
much, much further.

Our breakthrough Advanced TRS® technology was implemented on the test case vehicle ;-

 A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van.

The Advanced TRS® test results gave an impressive 41% reduction in drag coefficient which would yield a massive 20% saving in fuel consumption.

The result of this reduction in drag coefficient offers a huge fuel cost saving as well as increased performance and a significant reduction in C02 emissions.

The considerable reduction in drag also means that in a like-for-like journey scenario, a vehicle fitted with Advanced TRS® would put less demand on the engine and, therefore, increase the vehicle’s lifespan and reduce maintenance costs.

Commercial vehicle fleets can often be made up of hundreds of vehicles that cover many thousands of miles each year. The fuel consumption costs to run these commercial fleets is often the largest regular company expense for the fleet owner.

In addition to this, the environmental impact due to C02 emissions is also a significant concern in commercial vehicles because of the heavy fuel usage levels that take place. 

Maintenance costs and the reliability of vehicles are equally a key issue for any fleet owner, with each individual vehicle having a significant cost attached to it if it needs repairing or replacing. 

Vehicle design teams and aerodynamics experts constantly look for innovative ways to reduce the effects of drag on commercial vehicles. These developments are carried out with the view of reducing the vehicle’s level of fuel consumption and to alleviate the issues caused by aerodynamic losses highlighted above such as loss of performance.

Ogab®’s Advanced TRS® has utilised patented Active Flow Control Technology which is powered only be energy that would otherwise be lost. Through our research program we have achieved unparalleled results in drag reduction which combat these issues with ground-breaking results.

The Advanced TRS® research project gave results that achieved an unprecedented reduction in the drag coefficient of a Mercedes Sprinter Van from 0.4 to 0.24. This reduction means the vehicle’s drag coefficient value is altered from its original state to a value that is equal to a highly aerodynamic Tesla S without modifying the shape of the vehicle.

The 40.98% reduction in drag coefficient results in the considerable fuel consumption saving of 20.49%.

This gives every Sprinter Van an additional 214 miles for every tank of fuel at highway/motorway speeds.

Across a fleet of 100 commercial vehicles that travel 50,000 miles a year, this equates to 197,933 litres of fuel saved annually for the fleet.

The reduction in emissions with the above fuel saving in mind would prevent 600,000 kg of C02 being released in to the atmosphere every year for each fleet of 100 vehicles.

To find out more on how we achieved these breakthrough results through our Advanced TRS® technology get in touch today.

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