The European tyre industry will contribute to achieve the new EU climate goals

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Brussels, 17 September 2020 – The tyre industry welcomes the European Commission’s ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. This announcement also affirms Europe’s determination to continue striving for more innovative and sustainable mobility solutions to advance common interests.

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European Commission to propose more ambitious emissions limits for autos: draft | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will propose that the European Union further tighten its auto emissions limits, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Friday, prompting a pushback from Germany’s car industry, the region’s biggest. Under the proposal, by 2030 the average carbon dioxide emissions of new cars should be 50% below 2021 levels. The bloc’s current plan calls for a 37.5% reduction over that period. A spokeswoman for the commission declined to comment.

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Goodyear reflects on successful WTCR debut

Goodyear is celebrating a positive start to its WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup programme after a successful debut Race of Belgium to kick off the season last weekend. Teams and drivers were overwhelmingly impressed by the new Goodyear tyre, and the Goodyear Racing team is pleased with the beginning of this exciting new partnership at Circuit Zolder.

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Australian tire recycler can turn old tires into hydrogen

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Australian tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has already developed world-first technology that can commercially and economically turn end-of-life tires (ELTs) into high value, oil, carbon and steel, can now take the carbon raw material and turn it into hydrogen.

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Nexen Tire Launches New Mobile App for Dealers

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Nexen Tire America , Inc. has launched a new mobile app designed specifically to provide added support to the tiremaker’s nationwide network of dealers.

The app is designed to help generate consumer leads, present Nexen Tire products in a user-friendly interface, streamline customer communications and simplify the sales process from start to finish.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Continental to Expand Structural Program and Save More than One Billion Euros Per Year

Hanover, September 1, 2020. Continental is expanding the Transformation 2019–2029 structural program it initiated in 2019 with additional measures to cut costs and increase efficiency. … As announced today in Hanover, the goal is to achieve gross annual savings now totaling more than €1 billion from 2023 onwards. The Hanover-based company is thus further increasing its previous savings target, which it has already announced on several occasions, by slightly more than €500 million. 

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Giti, Yokohama, Cooper Support National Tire Safety Week

Giti Tire USA, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Yokohama join the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) to launch campaigns supporting National Tire Safety Week 2020, which will run through Sept. 6.

The 2020 campaign, “Know Your Roll,” is designed to educate consumers about the importance of proper tire care and maintenance, especially during a time when safety has never been more top-of-mind among Americans.

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Alliance Tire Americas Launches Ag Tire Rebate

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The program offers $100 per tire for many of its Agriflex IF and VF tires, and $75 per tire for Agri Star II farm radials 30 in. and larger. The rebate is available for certain farm tires purchased between Sept. 1, 2020 and Jan. 31, 2021.

Alliance Agriflex/Agriflex+ increased flexion (IF) and very high flexion (VF) tires included in the rebate program are:

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Bridgestone reminds drivers about important role tires play in road safety

Bridgestone Americas is urging drivers to perform tire safety and maintenance practices as part of National Tire Safety Week (August 31 – September 6).

Led by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), the National Tire Safety Week “Know Your Roll,” initiative aims to educate consumers about proper tire care and maintenance as they take to the road for the upcoming Labor Day weekend and throughout the remainder of the year.

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EV startup partners with Bridgestone

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Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian full-electric vehicle manufacturer startup, has announced a partnership with tire manufacturer Bridgestone.

The agreement covers the company’s first launch vehicle, the Zero, and tire supply for pilot vehicles that are due to start evaluation with fleet operators in early 2021.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International