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Continental reveals three tyre solutions for sustainable transport

At this week’s IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover, Continental is showcasing a range of highly innovative tyre solutions aimed at improving the sustainability of passenger and goods transport over short and long distances.

With the Conti Urban, for example, the tyre manufacturer premieres a concept tyre specially designed for the electrified bus and delivery traffic of the future.

The share of renewable and recycled feedstock in this prototype, which is already approved for road use and could soon enter a testing phase with customers, is almost 50 per cent, according to Continental.

After just one retread, this figure increases to more than 90 per cent, it adds. The concept tyre has also been specially noise-level-optimised.

Continental is also premiering a new tyre prototype specially designed for a new trailer concept featuring a fully electric drive axle.

Continental is the exclusive development partner for this innovative trailer from Trailer Dynamics, which is designed to hybridise truck tractor units by means of a battery-powered trailer and so reduce their CO2 emissions.

With the EfficientPro Gen 3+, Continental presents an upgrade to its EfficientPro long-distance tyre, which is especially known in the original equipment business for trucks. Its rolling resistance has been specially optimised, making it very energy-efficient.

At the German trade show, Continental is also demonstrating its digital tyre management system ContiConnect 2.0, which enables fleet managers to permanently monitor the condition of tyres and so save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions. This monitoring also helps to prevent premature tyre changes and unscheduled downtime.

“At the IAA Transportation 2022, we will be showing how we are contributing to greater sustainability in short and long-distance traffic thanks to our range of commercial vehicle tyres. Continental is integral to the efficient and sustainable transportation of the future,” says Klaus Kreipe, who heads Continental Tires’ original equipment business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).