Dated: 15 April 2009
Toyo Proxes Ne Eco Tyre Unveiled
The Proxes Ne which is to launched by Toyo Tires Europe utilizes "Ecocircle" recycled polyester ply, developed by Teijin Fibers Limited, and which is said to be a world first. The incorporation of a recycled polyester carcass reduces the energy and carbon used in the manufacturing process and the tyre also features an extremely low rolling resistance to reduce fuel consumption and therefore carbon emissions associated with driving.
According to Toyo the use of recycled material, along with a 15 per cent reduction in rolling resistance compared to the Proxes CF1, make the Proxes Ne one of the most environmentally friendly products on the road.
The Tyre is available in 4 sizes 145/65R15 72T, 155/60R15 74T, 175/55R15 72T, 195/50R15 82T, designed to suit the ultra mini orientated market, now and in a further six 15 to 18 inch variations: 185/65R15 88H, 195/65R15 91H, 195/55R16 87V, 205/55R16 94V XL, 215/45R17 87W, 225/45R18 91W from October 2009.
As well as being a green tyre, Toyo claim that the Proxes Ne features excellent wet handling and quiet running and comes in two tread designs based on the tyre profile.