Truck manufacturer endorsements
After 7 years of intensive field testing beginning in 2004 and ending in 2011, Volvo increased battery service life in vehicles from 18 months to 7 years by installing Megapulse, a saving of $3200 on battery cost plus $2300 on call out labour cost, making a total saving of $5500 per vehicle over 5 years and 6 months. Since concluding their tests, Volvo Sweden has installed 100,000 Megapulse sold under the Volvo Battery Reconditioner (VBR) brand in the aftermarket segment of new trucks sold in Europe, prior to customer delivery.
Over a 5-year period, Scania fitted 70 trucks with Megapulse and compared the running costs associated with electrical system and battery maintenance to 70 identical trucks without Megapulse. The results were that the 70 trucks fitted with Megapulse had running costs of $11,000 whereas the 70 trucks without Megapulse incurred running costs of $17,000 which is more than 50% higher than the 70 trucks fitted with Megapulse. The results prove that Megapulse is a cost reduction technology that saves money.
"Our experience with Megapulse has been astonishing. The boost Megapulse gives our vehicles electrical systems is amazing. Batteries get a better and longer life, which results in fewer electrical problems and maintenance cost savings in the thousands for our customers over the life of the vehicles we sell. In Norway with our extreme climate, Megapulse is saving us a lot of problems and we now fit Megapulse on every new Vito and Sprinter we sell prior to customer delivery."
Summary of Volvo & Scania test results