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Goodyear launches fuel-efficient CO2-reducing tyres


Goodyear is launching Fuelmax Performance – its most fuel-efficient tyre range to date – at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018.

The new tyres, which are the first Goodyear truck tyres to feature full silica tread compound technology, achieve EU tyre label grade ‘A’ for fuel efficiency and meet full Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) winter tyre requirements.

These tyres can enable dedicated long haul-fleets to optimise fuel savings, and assist truck makers to meet increasingly ambitious EU CO2 targets.

Two new Goodyear Proactive Solutions mobile phone APPs will be showcased, offering additional benefits to fleet managers and drivers. The combination of Goodyear Proactive Solutions and Fuelmax Performance tyres are essential to optimise performance and further reduce total cost of ownership and emissions.

Goodyear is exhibiting in the New Mobility World area in Pavilion P11 on stands C102-104. The new tyres anticipate proposed EU legislation to reduce Heavy Duty Vehicle CO2 emissions by 15% in 2025 and 30% by 2030[2].

“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.  They further show our commitment to supporting OEMs and fleets in achieving those objectives and reducing costs,” said David Anckaert, Vice President Goodyear Commercial Tyres Europe. “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.”

Fuelmax Performance range

Fuelmax Performance tyres are developed for maximum fuel savings with low heat generation and low rolling resistance for dedicated long haul applications. They offer ‘A’ grade EU label fuel efficiency, ‘B’ grade Wet Grip, one wave exterior noise and 3PMSF winter performance, and are Goodyear’s first truck tyres to feature full silica tread compound technology. This is a key element for low fuel consumption and wet grip.  The construction ensures extremely regular footprint pressure distribution for regular wear and high mileage under all load conditions encountered in long haul service.

The Goodyear Fuelmax Performance range comprises two Fuelmax S Performance steer tyres and a Fuelmax D Performance drive tyre.  The combination of Fuelmax Performance steer and drive tyres with existing Goodyear Fuelmax T trailer tyres – also labeled ‘A’ in Fuel Efficiency – enables consistent fuel savings and CO2 reductions.

A long-haul fleet of 100 vehicles using this tyre combination could save up to 214,000 litres of diesel per year and reduce up to 557,000 kg of CO2 – saving up to €290,000 in fuel costs.

A common feature of the range is an RFID tag embedded inside each tyre, which allows simple identification by an external device that links to tyre management systems to ensure future connectivity benefits.