OPTI+4 is designed for use in the maritime and fluvial sectors (i.e. professional fishing, freight and passenger shipping), where the fuel consumption of ageing engines can reach 150 litres per hour. For companies in this sector, investing in such a system is an extremely cost-effective way to keep businesses profitable.
OPTI+B+ is designed for owners of light or commercial vehicles, which have been strongly affected by rising fuel costs. Ecovia is also preparing to test a prototype that is expected to be released in 2009 – a patented OPTI+ 2nd generation, which is designed for new motors for professional vehicles.
The principle of Ecovia’s OPTI+ fuel saver, which is attached to the engine’s feed, is primarily based on the effect of magnets upon fuel consumption. OPTI+ comes with a two-year warranty, is amortised within a year, and offers an actual average lifetime of eight years. Effective fuel savings range from 5% to 12%. Aldi trucks (Mercedes), for example, recently achieved fuel savings of 8%, following six months of testing the Ecovia system.
Ecovia has always focused on a total fuel-savings approach. It offers the Opti+ range of fuel-consumption reduction processes following a personalised study (with a satisfied or money-back guarantee for a fuel-savings objective of between 5% and 12% over six months). The company also provides sophisticated siphon-proof mechanisms to prevent repeated fuel thefts from HGVs and public-works vehicles, as well as flow meters that gauge the impact of fuel-consumption reduction measures that have already been or which will be undertaken (such as changing tyres or training drivers). For example, one of the UK’s biggest manufacturers of snack foods has equipped most of the trucks in its fleet with flow meters to monitor costs more accurately.
Ecovia’s products are designed for use by professionals who are heavy users of thermal engines ranging from 150HP to 5,000HP (including diesel and ethanol), in sectors including transport, fishing, public works and farming. The company’s clients include Aldi, Altead, Liebherr and Veolia.
Ecovia, which is headquartered in Colmar (in Alsace, in eastern France), was established in 2005 to supply fuel-consumption solutions to its clients in the road-transport, shipping, farming and public-works sectors. The company is now developing its distributor network to meet the international demand for its innovative products.
Ecovia will take part in the SMM trade show in Hamburg (Germany) from 23 to 26 September 2008 (Hall 4, Stand 354 on the French National Pavilion).
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