Our Value Proposition
The benefits and costs of dynamic skip fire operation are disruptive compared with other systems incorporating industry-accepted production hardware. Testing at Tula’s state-of-the-art facilities and verification at independent CARB certified laboratories confirm that this breakthrough technology provides up to 20 percent combined average CAFE fuel efficiency benefit, with up to 50 percent increase in fuel efficiency at steady state operating conditions. This results in:
The substantial fuel economy gains and reasonable costs provide a strong value proposition, especially on engines which already incorporate partial cylinder deactivation.
DSF is complementary to other fuel saving technologies such as direct injection, turbocharging, start/stop, mild and full hybrids, low rolling resistance tires, and low friction lubricants.
Tula's V8 demonstration vehicles have substantiated these fuel efficiency gains. The quality of the driving experience with DSF has been verified through positive customer testing and evaluation of Tula's DSF technology.
In addition to these benefits for the consumer, Tula’s approach also significantly benefits the environment, saving up to one ton of CO2 annually per vehicle.
The figures on this page compare fuel economy gains of various advanced engine technologies on both 8-cylinder and 4-cylinder vehicles using cost data from independent studies such as the National Research Council's assessment of fuel economy study and the NHTSA's Final Regulatory Impact Analysis report for CAFE MY2017-MY2025 passenger cars and light trucks. DSF has the best cost per percent fuel efficiency improvement of any system, and the highest absolute percent gain for low cost systems.