Weʼre raising £5,000 to Launch a new fuel saving device, which will reduce C02 emissions cause by drag on roof mounted ladders. .
- Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK
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The green agenda has made controlling fuel consumption even more critical than it has ever been
Increased fuel cost (up to 25%) due to drag caused by storing ladders
For example, a Vauxhall Vivaro van travelling 29,000 miles per year could save 0.5 K Tonne of CO2 per year
I want to raise money to pay for buisess tooling and legal fees so that i can manufacture DRAGSTAR ladder cover.
How Drag Affects Mileage?
………….. coefficient of drag (known in the business as "Cd")……
this is how easily a vehicle moves through the air,
drag isn't the only factor. "There's downforce and lift and
the yawing moment, which is …………crosswind, how much
does the vehicle get steered by the wind that is pushing on it?
And then there's noise ……………….
How Automakers Improve Aerodynamics?
…some shapes are inherently more aerodynamic than others,
… aerodynamicists and designers subtly shape every vehicle to reduce drag. …..
...automakers fine-tune the way the air attaches to the vehicle's surface, and the way it leaves the rear end.
Impact of Drag
…. putting a rack on your ride can (depending on how it’s attached) cost you up to 25 percent more in fuel consumption. …. not just a problem for your wallet but possibly for the climate too….
For fleet van operators who want to reduce both costs and CO2 emissions, our DRASTAR ladder cover provides a convenient and effective solution to the cost of drag associated with storing ladders on vehicles
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About the fundraiser
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK
I am a self employed builder, who is also a very technical and creative person. I love animals and nature and when I heard that drag caused by roof mounted ladders increases fuel consumption and C02, I set about solving the problem. A ladder over significantly reduces drag.
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