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Sonia Straface, Truck News  /  September 19, 2018

HANNOVER, Germany – Goodyear launched its first-ever full silica tread compound tire at the IAA truck show in Germany.

The new tire, called Fuelmax Performance, is what Goodyear says is its most fuel-efficient tire to date. The tire has hit the European grade A for fuel efficiency and met full Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake winter tire requirements. 

According to David Anckaeart, v.p. of Goodyear Commercial Tires Europe, the new tires will help long-haul European fleets save money on fuel, while meeting the EU’s ambitious CO2 targets (heavy duty vehicles are to reduce their CO2 emissions by 15% in 2020, and 30% by 2030.) Goodyear estimated that fleets in Europe using the tires would save up to 290,000 Euros in fuel costs and 557 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

“Tires are crucial for sustainable mobility and are core components of vehicle performance,” Anckaert said. “The new Goodyear Fuelmax Performance tires demonstrate our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that environmental objectives pose for our customers. They further show our commitment to supporting OEMs and fleets in achieving those objectives and reducing costs.”

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Goodyear launches low emissions tyre

Prime Mover Magazine  /  September 19, 2018

Global tyre manufacturer, Goodyear, has launched Fuelmax Performance this week at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018.

Goodyear claims the new tyres are the most fuel-efficient in its range to date, as the first truck tyres to reportedly feature fill silica tread compound technology ensuring they meet full Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) winter tyre requirements and achieve EU tyre label grade ‘A’ for fuel efficiency.

In addition to Fuelmax Performance, Goodyear is showcasing new Proactive Solutions mobile phone applications to offer additional benefits to fleet managers and drivers as the company pursues for its customers reductions in emissions and total cost of ownership.

The range features an RFID tag embedded inside each tyre that allows identification by external devices which link to tyre management systems for potential connectivity benefits.

The New Mobility World features at the Goodyear exhibit.

In a statement David Anckaert, Goodyear Commercial Tires Europe Vice President said tyres are crucial for sustainable mobility and are core components of vehicle performance.

“The new Goodyear Fuelmax Performance tyres demonstrate our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that environmental objectives pose for our customers,” he said.

“They further show our commitment to supporting OEMs and fleets in achieving those objectives and reducing costs.”

The Fuelmax Performance tyres have been developed with low heat generation and low rolling resistance in anticipation of proposed EU legislation to reduce heavy vehicle Co2 emissions by 15 per cent in 2025 and 30 per cent by 2030.

Goodyear claims a long-haul fleet of 100 vehicles using a Fuelmax Performance tyre combination can save up to 214,000 litres of diesel per year while reducing up to 557,000 kg of Co2.

“Tyres are only part of the wider picture. Goodyear Proactive Solutions and other tyre-related services that we offer are key to optimising tyres’ full potential to further improve profits and reduce emissions.”

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