ETRMA welcomes tire labeling revision

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) has welcomed revisions to the Tyre Labelling Regulation.

The regulation, which was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday, May 13, aims to increase consumer awareness on fuel savings, improve safety and decrease noise pollution.

Labeling will have to include the tire’s fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.

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Goodyear: New EfficientGrip Performance 2 tyre

Goodyear has launched the EfficientGrip Performance 2. According to the company, the new tyre can achieve 50 per cent higher mileage than its predecessor and 20 per cent better mileage than Michelin. The claims are based on tests conducted by TÜV SÜD, which also found that the EfficientGrip Performance 2 had the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads compared to leading competitors.

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Hankook Tire share driver tips for National Tire Safety Week

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Hankook Tire is rolling out five tips for drivers as we celebrate National Tire Safety Week from May 20-27, 2019.

Hosted by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), National Tire Safety Week is a perennial initiative that educates motorists about tire care, safety and maintenance, including the potential dangers of unsafe used tires.

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Hankook debuts improved super-single drive-axle truck tire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Corp. has introduced the Hankook e3 WiDE DL21, a super-single long-haul drive tire that boasts greater life and mileage over its predecessor, the DL07.

Hankook said the e3 WiDE DL21 offers a 2-percent increase in tread life and a 10-percent drop in rolling resistance versus its predecessor.

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Improving electric vehicle economics | McKinsey

The future looks bright for electric-vehicle (EV) growth. Consumers are more willing than ever to consider buying EVs, and sales are rising fast. Most major markets have consistently registered 50 to 60 percent growth in recent years, albeit from small bases. More new models from a growing cadre of automotive OEMs make finding a suitable EV easier: in 2018 alone OEMs launched about 100 new models and sold two million units in total globally.

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Hankook Tire Showcases Three New Tires At 2019 MATS Show

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Hankook Tire is presenting three new offerings in its truck and bus radial [TBR] tire lineup at the Mid-America Trucking Show [MATS], the biggest heavy truck show of the year. The three new products to be on display are the SmartFlex DL15, e3 MAX DL21 and e3 WiDE TL21, equipped with the latest Hankook Tire innovations for better performance and safety.

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Michelin Introduces All-Season, Heavy-Duty Tire for Light-Truck Applications

Michelin North America, Inc., has launched the new Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tire for small-business owners and commercial fleets.

Michelin says the tire is designed specifically for ¾- and 1-ton pick-up trucks and vans used in commercial applications, as well as for European van platforms that have become increasingly popular in the North American market. Michelin said these vehicles are seen increasingly in applications such as:

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Evonik’s new truck tyre silica

Evonik reports that it has developed a new silica that it says is particularly suitable for use in truck and bus (TBR) tyres. In contrast to passenger car tyres, TBR tyres use mainly natural rubber, which, in combination with silane, places special requirements on the silica. With Evonik’s latest silica/silane development, fuel savings could be as high 8 per cent, the company said, which cuts costs and is better for the environment.

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Conti introduces IceContact 3 with improved stud technology

Continental has introduced its ContiFlexStud technology to a mass production product. The studs, which are said to greatly improve the active safety and performance of winter tires, are now being produced exclusively for the company’s IceContact 3 winter tire in sizes from 17in upward.

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Goodyear unveils Vector 4Seasons Cargo tire for light trucks

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Goodyear unveils its newest addition to its light truck portfolio, the Vector 4Seasons Cargo tire. The new tire is a fuel-efficient, all-season tire, offering excellent performance and extended mileage compared to the previous model.

Drivers will feel safer on both dry and wet roads, thanks to shorter stopping distances and the improved stability and handling of the new Vector 4Seasons Cargo.

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