Pirelli: Tailor-Made Scorpion ATR Tires For The All-New 2021 Ford F-150

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new “tailor-made” Pirelli Scorpion ATR tire has been designed specifically for the all-new Ford F-150, part of F-Series, America’s best-selling vehicle for 38 years. For more than 20 years, Pirelli and Ford have had a strong relationship, working…

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Bridgestone forms partnership with Indy Autonomous Challenge

Bridgestone Americas announced it has formed a partnership with the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), a global competition among university teams to program a modified Dallara IL-15 racecar and compete in the world’s first autonomous high-speed, head-to-head race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Bridgestone will serve as the exclusive tire supplier for the event, which is scheduled for October 23, 2021.

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Pirelli And Rivian Develop Special RIV Elect Tires For R1T And R1S

Having the best hardware and software is not all that electric cars need to be successful. In highly efficient and silent vehicles, tires play a much more important role than they do in combustion-engined machines. They have to have low rolling resistance and also be much quieter than regular ones.

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TIA Gives Legislative Update at Honors Ceremony

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The Tire Industry Association‘s Roy Littlefield III, CEO, and Roy Littlefield IV, director of government affairs, updated TIA members on key legislative issues that the organization is following for its members during Monday’s Tire Industry Honors Ceremony.

 

 
 

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Nokian Tire adds six new sizes to Hakkapeliitta TRI tractor tire

Nokian Tires announced it has added six new sizes to the Hakkapeliitta TRI tire made specially for compact tractors and other compact machinery.

From hot tarmac to icy roads, Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI offers a superior all-season performance with unsurpassed winter properties. This versatility has made it a favorite among contractors that have varying jobs in different seasons.

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Pirelli Chosen as OE Fitment on Rivian Pickup, SUV

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The EV startup Rivian has chosen the Pirelli Scorpion range to fit its R1T pickup, which begins production in June 2021, and its R1S electric SUV.

Pirelli says it developed versions of its Scorpion Verde All Season, Scorpion Zero All Season and Scorpion All Terrain tires (Pirelli’s dedicated range for SUVs and pickups) to meet Rivian’s specifications, and to enhance the vehicles’ characteristics following the “Pirelli Perfect Fit” strategy.

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Continental: Interview with Alejandro Agag, CEO of Extreme E

Hanover, Germany, September 2020. Continental is a founding partner and, as of 2021, the premium sponsor of the Extreme E series. The technology company will equip all vehicles in the races with tires for the various events, which will all prove very challenging. In this interview, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Extreme E and Formula E, talks about the special fascination of the new format. He talks about the beginnings and the social aspirations of the innovative E-SUV series, but also about the partnership with Continental and the extraordinary importance of tires.

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USTMA finds that recycling of end-of-life tires has stalled

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While tires remain one of the most recycled products in the U.S., end-of-life markets are not keeping pace with the annual generation of scrap tires, a new report released by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) reveals.

The 2019 Scrap Tire Management Report – USTMA’s 14th – reveals that almost 76% of scrap tires were recycled in products such as rubber modified asphalt, the manufacturing of automotive products and mulch for landscaping and other products, and tire-derived fuel in 2019. This is down from 96% in 2013, when scrap tire recycling peaked.

“Three decades after we successfully eliminated 94 …

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Nokian Tyres Celebrates Pair of Sustainability Milestones

One year after Nokian Tyres opened its North American tire production facility in Dayton, Tennessee, the company says it is celebrating a pair of milestones.

The factory’s production building has earned LEED v4 Silver certification, and the company is opening what it calls an “eco-friendly, life-driven administration building” on the 135-acre campus.

Nokian says the facility earned LEED v4 Silver certification thanks to a range of sustainable elements, including:

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First Tires from Continental Plant Delivered to Southern Tire Mart

A specially-designed commemorative hauler recently carried the first shipments from Continental Tire in Clinton, Mississippi, to Southern Tire Mart locations throughout the state.

Southern Tire Mart says Continental ensured the business received the first shipment of tires from the new plant, in order to honor the partnership between the two companies.

The Clinton plant currently employees approximately 430 employees and produces large truck and bus tires for the U.S.

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