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Nowadays, all tire manufacturers are focused on producing great quality, affordable, and eco-friendly rubber products. Eco-friendly became one of the most important aspects to all companies. The main leaders in this industry are continuously developing a special line of tires that are thought out to reduce rolling resistance, CO2 emissions, less energy usage and improved fuel efficiency. For example, when rolling resistance is reduced, the tire rolls more easily, improving fuel economy and reducing the tire’s impact on the environment.
Bridgestone is paying close attention to reducing the impact of CO2 emissions, this is one of the reasons why they are developing the Ecopia tire line. The most representative models are the Ecopia EP20, EP422, EP422 Plus, and HL 422 Plus.
Continental stands out with its new truck tire line. The Conti EcoRegional family led by HS3 and HD3. They are the best solution when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions thanks to a new manufacturing process in combination with an innovative tread design developed to optimize rolling resistance, fuel efficiency, and mileage.
Another important tire manufacturer – Michelin has launched the e.Primacy model, the first tire in the world aimed to be carbon neutral at the point of purchase. Michelin claims that e.Primacy saves more than 0.2 liters of fuel per 60 miles and about $94 over the life of the tire. Due to the latest technologies used, the tire shows exceptional low rolling resistance with up to 380 lbs less CO2 emitted during the tire’s life. When it comes to hybrids and fuel-efficient passenger cars, Michelin’s Energy Saver A/S is one of the leaders in terms of less CO2 emissions, fuel economy, dry and wet traction, and handling. This model is a result of Michelin’s best Green X technology, focused to enhance operational efficiency, reduce emissions, and environmental impact.
Tires contribute up to 20% of the overall fuel consumption of a car and up to 35% of a truck. However, the fundamental element to guarantee low rolling resistance, less CO2 emissions, and good fuel efficiency is the drivers’ behavior, implying using the tires correctly and accordingly to the season and type of surface.