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Castrol India launches fuel saver for diesel engines

Castrol India Ltd. has launched Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver 10W-40 diesel engine oil on the sidelines of the T1 Prima Truck racing Championship held at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, India, recently.

Co-engineered by Castrol India Ltd. and Tata Motors Ltd., Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver is designed to increase the fuel efficiency of Tata trucks by 3%.

“Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver 10W-40 incorporates Castrol’s pioneering technology and has been developed and rigorously tested for over four years in Castrol’s laboratories in Pangbourne, U.K., and India, and on the roads. The challenge was to develop a product which was fuel-efficient but yet tough enough to withstand the huge pressure faced by trucks on difficult roads and under tough operating conditions, including overloading,” said Castrol India’s Managing Director Ravi Kirpalani.

With the advent of tighter emission norms, modern diesel engines are becoming more technologically advanced. Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver 10W-40, with system 5 Technology, is specifically engineered to deliver extended drain interval and reduced emission, along with increased fuel efficiency.

The cost of diesel fuel represents almost 50% of the total cost of ownership (TCO), which includes capital cost and operating cost. According to Ravi Pisharody, executive director, CVBU, Tata Motors, the Indian commercial vehicle industry is becoming more conscious of TCO.

“Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver 10W40 has the potential to enable substantial savings for our customers,” he said. “We are therefore delighted that Castrol has launched this new product specifically for Tata Motors customers.”

According to Castrol, Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver has the potential to save almost INR 40,000 (USD 637) per annum for a truck, which travels about 100,000 kilometers in a year.

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