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Goodyear Launches FUELMAX PERFORMANCE Tires

| September 20, 2018

Goodyear Fuelmax

Goodyear is launching FUELMAX PERFORMANCE – what the company calls its “most fuel-efficient tiree range to date.”

The new tires, which are the first Goodyear truck tires to feature full silica tread compound technology, achieve EU tire label grade ‘A’ for fuel efficiency and meet full Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) winter tire requirements. These tires can enable dedicated long haul-fleets to optimize fuel savings, and assist truck makers to meet increasingly ambitious EU CO2 targets.

The new tires anticipate proposed EU legislation to reduce Heavy Duty Vehicle CO2 emissions by 15% in 2025 and 30% by 2030.[2]

FUELMAX PERFORMANCE tires 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 tires and a FUELMAX D PERFORMANCE drive tire. The combination of FUELMAX PERFORMANCE steer and drive tires with existing Goodyear FUELMAX T trailer tires – also labeled ‘A’ in Fuel Efficiency – enables consistent fuel savings and CO2 reductions.

A long-haul fleet of 100 vehicles using this tire combination could save up to 214,000 liters of diesel per year and reduce up to 557,000 kg of CO2 – saving up to 290,000 euros in fuel costs.[3]

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

Goodyear Proactive Solutions currently comprises Goodyear TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) and the Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader.

Category: General Update, News, Wheels & Tires

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