Five-part video series focuses on benefits of diesel
COLUMBUS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2018--
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that it will be releasing a five-part
video series that highlights the benefits of diesel powered motorhomes
compared to their gasoline counterparts. The video series is hosted by
Evie, Cummins RV road travel expert, with each short video covering a
different topic, including: fuel economy, hill climbing capability,
noise comparison levels, vehicle braking differences and customer
Cummins Inc. produced the video series to educate customers on the ways
a diesel choice can aid in RV travel, both economically and
logistically. The video series shows consumers, through demonstrations,
the benefits of diesel powered RVs for excursions across the country,
including overall savings on mileage and improvement in travel comfort
levels. With various field tests on how diesel works for an RV, the
video series yields compelling results regarding the differences between
diesel and gasoline for powering motorhomes.
“With this video series, we want to demonstrate to consumers the
numerous benefits behind choosing a diesel powered RV and how beneficial
diesel fuel can be for traveling near and far with their Cummins RV
diesel engines,” said Jodie Wilson, Marketing Communications Director at
Cummins Inc. “Creating a fun yet informative series and laying out all
the facts on diesel powered motorhomes will give consumers the chance to
decide for themselves which type of RV is best for them.”
The videos will be available on the Cummins
RV website, as well as the Cummins
Engines YouTube channel and the Cummins RV Facebook page.
More facts on diesel fuel:
Slowing down your speed by 10 mph can save up to one mpg.
Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve fuel mileage.
While it can take up to 8 minutes to fill an 80-gallon tank of regular
gas, it only takes about 3 minutes to fill a 100-gallon tank of diesel
Speeds at Different Grades
Diesel powered RVs maintain higher speeds on grades without
downshifting and with almost half the noise.
Diesel coaches deliver 50% more torque, which results in stronger
uphill acceleration in coaches and less downshifting.
The result is that going up a hill with an 11% grade, the
diesel-fueled RV maintained a speed 7 mph greater than gasoline.
Noise Comparison Levels
Diesel coaches use air suspensions for a smoother and quieter ride,
resulting in less driver fatigue, while gasoline powered RVs use
multiple-leaf spring suspensions.
Since diesels are generally used in a pusher layout configuration, not
only is the noise level less, but it is also further away from the
driver, resulting in less fatigue.
Not only are diesel generators quieter, but the generator is located
30 feet away from the bedroom on a diesel pusher, resulting in
significantly less noise as customers relax.
On hills, our diesel climbed with 20 dB less noise, which is 4 times
quieter than gas, and equivalent to the difference of a normal
conversation vs. a food blender.
Supplement exhaust braking systems on diesel coaches provide drivers
with greater confidence going downhill, with a reduced risk of
glazing, overheating or fading, which increases better control on
steep downhill grades.
During an emergency brake maneuver, our diesel powered coach stopped
50 feet shorter than our gasoline coach and had much lower brake
temperatures after extended braking.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel
and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and
electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana
(USA), Cummins currently employs approximately 58,600 people worldwide
and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories
through a network of approximately 500 company-owned and independent
distributor locations and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Press
releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.
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Source: Cummins Inc.
Joanne Hanson, (651) 787-6188