Eco-friendly tyres offer reduced fuel consumption, and therefore, less CO2 emissions are generated by your car. This is achieved by lowering the rolling resistance of the tyre through the materials the tyre is made from. More often than not, eco-friendly tyres are partly made from recycled materials, making them a more environmentally sustainable option to standard tyres. We will look at how these tyres improve fuel efficiency and the brands to look out for.
Michelin Energy Saver Tyres
With Michelin Energy Saver label, Michelin promises a level of energy efficiency among the highest in the market and reduced CO2 emissions, while maintaining all the legendary Michelin advantages of long wear, safety and other performances.
Utilizing global research capabilities and cutting-edge technology, Bridgestone has created a lower rolling resistance tyre that maintains the high quality and safety standards the Bridgestone is renowned for. The lower rolling resistance of the Ecopia tyres is designed to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency and reduces the amount of CO2 emitted into the environment.
Developed to offer road holding on wet and dry roads, driving comfort and a longer life, the Cinturato family stands out for its low environmental impact. It combines traditional performance and superb safety with the new environmental features of the Green Performance philosophy. The use of new eco-friendly materials and the lower rolling resistance are made to help reduce the vehicles CO2 emissions.
Yokohama has discovered a new tyre technology that combines orange oil extracted with fine silica. This break-through eliminates a significant amount of the petroleum-based products normally used in tyre manufacturing while assisting in better fuel economy by reducing rolling resistance up to 20 percent. Besides orange oil, Yokohama has developed the AIRTEX™ Advanced Liner – designed to reduce the amount of air seeping from the tyre in their range of eco-friendly BluEarth tyres. Maintaining appropriate inflation levels is crucial because under-inflated tyres require more power, thus using more fuel.
Hankook Kinergy Eco
Kinergy eco’s Fuel Saving Technology was developed by combining new materials, such as nano-scale silica particles, using new mixing technology. These technologies help improve both fuel efficiency and wet braking performance.
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