Increasing emphasis given to energy-efficiency and environmental protection coupled with the stringent regulations pertaining to carbon emissions and fuel consumption has brought solutions such as low rolling resistance tire in the spotlight. Extensively deployed in passenger and commercial vehicles lately, low rolling resistance tire is expected to remain a favored choice amongst automotive manufacturers, as a fuel-efficient type of tire.
Low Rolling Resistance Tires Witness Maximum Demand across Heavy Commercial Vehicle Variants
The heavy commercial vehicle variants are likely to create major demand for the low rolling resistance tire. The utilization of commercial vehicles for traveling long distances and the potentially greater wear and tear of the tires experienced are amongst the key factors that could augment the low rolling resistance tire sales over the years. Owing to the escalating demand created by commercial vehicles, various low rolling resistance tire manufacturers are adding new low rolling resistance tires to their product line that is designed for heavy trucks and trailers.
- A leading tire brand, Dunlop, recently introduced a range of new truck tires that are designed to optimize traction and durability and high mileage. The new offering is a low rolling resistance tire range which is 3PMSF (Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake) certified with a complete winter compliance. The low rolling resistance enables lower energy consumption.
- Michelin, a tire manufacturer is working along with Daimler Trucks North America to equip its Michelin X Line EnergyTM D+ long-haul drive tires in Daimler’s Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 heavy-duty truck. This deployment is a part of the truck’s fuel-efficiency improvement suite. The low rolling resistance tire would contribute to 5% fuel-efficiency improvement for Cascadia against the 2017 model.
- Cooper Tire, recently launched the long haul steer tire to its Cooper Pro Series product line. The company’s Energy Conservation Optimization technology is said to offer ultra-low rolling resistance. According to company, fleets could maximize fuel economy with Copper’s Pro Series LHD drive low rolling resistance tire.
- Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. recently unveiled two new fuel-efficient tires that are low rolling resistance tire offerings that improve grip and minimize fuel consumption. Their effective design technology and material enable them to be recognized as one of the most fuel-efficient tires in the commercial tire line of the company.
- ZC Rubber announced the introduction of a commercial and consumer tire series that are designed to meet the local consumer demands. The company stated that these tires would provide drivers with greater mileage, exceptional performance and low rolling resistance.
- Yokohama Tire also introduced two low rolling resistance tires that provide top-level traction and fuel efficiency and advanced wear resistance.