PGW Automotive Glass improves fuel efficiency
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC recently concluded testing which shows that Sungate(R) EP automotive glass improves fuel efficiency and cabin comfort in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Testing was conducted while using the vehicle's air conditioning system. The PHEV was cooler and used less fuel in a test that simulated PGW's Sungate EP glazing in the windshield and rear window location. The test utilized the Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule, also known as the "city test," as specified by the Environmental Protection Agency for city driving. The comparison was made to standard glass being used in most vehicles, according to a June 3 PR Newswire report.