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New Continental truck tyre combines low rolling resistance with high mileage

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Continental Tyres recently announced the introduction of the fifth-generation Conti Eco tyre line.

The new product was designed to meet the needs of customers in the transport sector, with a particular focus on the regulatory requirements around the EU Taxonomy for fleets. The newly developed tyres allow haulage companies to cut costs and significantly reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in both regional and long-distance operations.

The new generation of the Conti Eco resolves the conflicting goals of optimised rolling resistance and high mileage, bringing together the best qualities of the Conti EcoPlus and Conti EcoRegional tyre ranges.

Continental’s tyre development team concentrated on mileage-neutral solutions to improve rolling resistance across all components – in the construction of the casing, the treads and the design of the overall contour and tread. The treads, with their two-layer construction (cap base) and innovative compounds, enable high mileage and robust performance while also optimising rolling resistance.

The technical performance parameters between the Conti Eco HS 5 (steer) and HD 5 (drive) are clearly defined. At the steer axle, a thicker under-tread reduces rolling resistance, while the tread compounds focus on extending mileage. At the drive axle, the shoulder design, with its innovative sipe form in the tread shoulder area, plays a key role in promoting even tyre wear – which also has a positive effect on mileage. In the casing, several compound components and a new bead geometry are tailored to optimise rolling resistance. These measures combine to produce an up to 12 per cent improvement in rolling resistance and an up to 10 per cent increase in mileage over the two predecessor products.

Additionally, the enhanced rolling resistance and high mileage of the new Conti Eco tyres have a positive effect on their environmental footprint. With improvements in both these areas increasing a vehicle’s fuel efficiency and enabling the tyres to last longer, the result is lower CO2 emissions.

The focus on rolling resistance and mileage has not affected the tyres’ excellent grip characteristics, however. The Conti Eco Gen 5 range provides safe and secure handling – even in fluctuating weather conditions – and offers outstanding traction throughout its lifetime.  Conti’s Eco tyres were further designed from the outset to be ideally suited for retreading, thus contributing to greater cost efficiency and sustainability in the transport sector. A retreaded tyre can use up to 70 per cent of the material from the old tyre and costs up to 40 per cent less than a new tyre, while offering equal mileage and safety.

To find out more about Continental Generation 5 and Conti Eco tyres, visit: https://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/b2b/truck/generation-5/

Published On: 16/05/2024 15:00:00

 

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