The green or low rolling resistance tires market is projected to reach USD 104.23 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.7% from USD 62.68 billion in 2017

LONDONMay 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Government initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and tire labeling regulations are anticipated to drive the green tires market.

The green or low rolling resistance tires market is projected to reach USD 104.23 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.7% from USD 62.68 billion in 2017. One of the most significant factors driving the growth of the green tires market is the increased government initiatives for a green and clean environment. There is a rising concern over factors affecting the fuel efficiency of vehicles and CO2 emissions. Thus, governments across the globe have started several initiatives to reduce fuel consumption and release of greenhouse gases. However, lack of awareness regarding the benefits of green tires restricts the growth of the green tires market in emerging economies.

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Barra: GM supports modernizing CAFE standards

WASHINGTON — General Motors’ desire to see updated federal fuel efficiency standards that are consistent with market realities and industry trends does not undercut the automaker’s commitment to emissions reductions, CEO Mary Barra said in an open letter to employees.

 

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Falken Tire selected as original equipment for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

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Falken Tires has been selected as original equipment supplier to the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, providing fitments for both 16-inch as well as 17-inch with its Sincera SN250A All-Season tire. Sizes include 205/60R16 92H and 205/55R17 91H.

Falken began production in late March 2018 at parent company’s Sumitomo Rubber’s Thailand plant. Markets served for the new Jetta equipped with Falken-branded tires include all of North America, with 16-inch tires available this June.

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Shell Airflow Starship semi truck aims for fuel-economy record

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Trucks use an awful lot more fuel than cars. Consequently, the fuel you can save from making small improvements can be massive. That’s what Bob Sliwa aims to do when he sets out from San Diego, Calif., on May 17 in his Shell Airflow Starship record truck. Hauling his full-sized trailer fully loaded to the truck’s 80,000 pounds capacity, he…

 

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Toyo Tires: Nano process improves energy efficiency in truck tyres

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Rubber material development teams at Toyo Tire & Rubber (Toyo Tires) have been working on the company’s ‘Nano Balance Technology’ since 2011, and have now developed a new process development technology that improves fuel efficiency in truck and bus tyres.

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One in five truck tires fail German surveillance test

Frankfurt, Germany –  Almost 20% of truck tires have failed to meet the rolling resistance efficiency class specified by the manufacturer or importer, according to the WDK.

The finding is based on tests carried out under a joint investigation by the Frankfurt-based rubber industry association and German market surveillance authorities.

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Automakers ditching spare tires for better m.p.g.

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Nearly a third of new vehicles no longer come with a spare tire as standard equipment, a number likely to increase as automakers seek to reduce weight in cars to improve fuel economy. “This is a major issue for Michigan motorists who find themselves stranded on the roadside,” Susan Hiltz, public affairs director for AAA in Michigan, said Wednesday.

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Average Fuel Economy Down in September

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The WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index shows the average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. in September was 25.4 mpg (9.2 L/100 km), down 0.3% from year-ago. The national average gasoline price was $2.761, 10.7% higher than in August and 18.7% above year-ago. Share of standard gasoline models fell to 96.2% from 96.4% in same-month 2016. Share of all alternative power types increased. Cars sold in the month averaged 30.1 mpg (7.8 L/100 km), down 0.8% from year-ago. Domestically …

 

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VW will bundle parts production in new business

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BERLIN — Volkswagen Group’s plan to cut costs by creating a new parts business could unlock funds for its move to electric vehicles and herald an eventual spin-off that could transform its profitability, analysts said. Shackled by its powerful labor unions, VW makes parts, such as transmissions, in-house at high German wage costs, weighing down the core brand’s profitability.

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Bridgestone launches new touring tire

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Brussels – Bridgestone has launched its Turanza T005 premium touring tire at a recent event in Greece, the company announced 9 Oct

Developed and produced in Europe, the tire is said to deliver “outstanding wet performance and fuel economy, combined with high mileage.”

With more than 140 sizes for 14’’ to 21’’ rims, it will be available on the European replacement tire market from January 2018 and will replace the current T001 EVO.

At the same time, Bridgestone…

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