World-class athletes know the work is never finished. Improvements can always be had - no matter how small. Because when added up, incremental improvements can mean significant overall gains. And that's exactly what our engineers do each and every day at International Truck.
When the A26 engine was launched in 2017, it represented an incredible mix of power, low weight and efficiency. But it turns out, the engineers were just getting warmed up. Between 2018 and 2020, they were able to achieve a 6 percent gain in efficiency through a mix of aerodynamic and mechanical improvements as well as predictive cruise control calibrations. Then, in 2021, an additional 4% was achieved for a grand total of 10% gains since the original introduction of the already efficient engine. 10% is a large number no matter what the application, but for trucks that may travel 100,000 or more miles a year, a 10% fuel savings can make a significant impact on the bottom line.