SmartWay welcomes Conti’s EcoPlus HD3 tire
The Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit of Continental Tire the Americas LLC has announced that its new generation drive tire for commercial trucks, the Conti EcoPlus HD3, is verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership as a low rolling resistance drive tire for Class 8, line-haul tractor trailers.
Continental now has a total of 39 new and retreaded truck tire product lines listed as verified by SmartWay. The EPA has determined that certain tire models can reduce NOx emissions and fuel use by 3% or more, relative to the best-selling new tires for line haul Class 8 tractor trailers, according to the SmartWay Transport Partnership website.
Conti EcoPlus HD3 is a third-generation long-haul highway drive tire named to highlight its improved rolling resistance and EcoPlus technology. The tire is available in sizes 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5.
The product is scheduled for release as a ContiTread retread in mid-2013, and will then be submitted to SmartWay for verification under the program’s standards for retreaded truck tires.
Last fall, two other ContiTread retread products were SmartWay-verified (see Continental retreads get SmartWay-verified).