Nokian Tyres develops greenest winter tyre
Finland’s Nokian Tyres says it is introducing the world’s most energy efficient winter tyre model.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2, designed for BMW’s i3 electric car, is the first winter tyre to achieve an EU label A class energy rating. The company says the tyre combines extremely low rolling resistance, first-class grip, and exceptional driving comfort,
“We are proud to be able to offer more winter grip, less worry, and, in particular, more range to the ever-increasing number of electric car owners,” says product development manager Jarno Ahvenlammi from Nokian Tyres.
“Making transport safer and greener is also a leading principle for our product development.”
New types of rubber compounds were developed for the tyre which can help drivers enjoy up to 30 per cent lower rolling resistance compared to other winter tyres on the market.
The energy savings gained from the lower rolling resistance increase the vehicle’s range.
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