Bridgestone Americas Inc. has stepped up its focus on fuel efficiency with the R284 Ecopia tire, a steer tire that offers a 5% improvement in rolling resistance compared to its predecessor. The R284 Ecopia is SmartWay-verified and engineered for top notch performance in both long haul and regional service applications. The tire offers fuel efficiency plus a long tread life. Bridgestone says it's the tire's tread compound, which features NanoPro-Tech polymer technology, the provides the boost in rolling resistance compared to the Ecopia R283A steer tire.
“Bridgestone launched the R284 Ecopia tire to provide our customers with enhanced solutions to maximize fuel efficiency and lower the total cost of tire ownership,” says Kyle Chen, brand manager of truck and bus radial tires in the U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC. “The R284 Ecopia tire will help make mobility more efficient by continuing to drive savings for fleets without compromising on quality or performance.”
The R284 Ecopia's key features include:
- an IntelliShape sidewall designed with a slim bead to reduce tire weight and minimize rolling resistance.
- a proprietary Fuel Saver Sidewall compound works with the NanoPro-Tech polymer technology to reduce energy loss, which improves fuel economy.
- an optimized tread depth and width help maximize tread volume while Defense Side Grooves within the tread pattern help minimize shoulder wear for long original life.
- equalizer Ribs incorporated into the tread absorb irregular wear and promote higher removal mileage.
The tire is available in these sizes and ply ratings:
295/75R22.5 14 ply
295/75R22.5 16 ply
11R22.5 14 ply
11R22.5 16 ply
11R24.5 14 ply
11R24.5 16 ply
285/75R24.5 14 ply
285/75R24.5 16 ply