Dated: 30 September 2010
New Continental Van Tyre Range Reduces Fuel Consumption
With rising fuel costs, any extra help in reducing the fuel consumption of a vehicle is more than welcome by motorists. For van drivers, this help is set to come from Continental who are about to launch their new Van Tyre range – the VancoEgo – which is capable of reducing the rolling resistance by up to 30% - thus reducing fuel consumption by 4%. Not bad for a set of van tyres.
This new range has been designed with vans such as the Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit and Volkswagen T5 in mind, according to TireReview website.
Continental explained on the TireReview website that the potential fuel savings have been made possible because, “the new van tire features a silica tread compound and the tread design has been modified to considerably reduce deformation at the point where the tread elements come into contact with the road. These two measures, combined with a very shallow tire contour, allow rolling resistance to be reduced by up to 30%”
So far, the new range will be available in 15, 16 and 17 inch rim diameters. However, there are plans to introduce new tyre sizes at the start of 2011.