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GM picks Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max for Volt

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The Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max has been chosen to be the exclusive tire of General Motors Corp.'s 2011 Chevrolet Volt.

"Goodyear's Fuel Max Technology was first developed for use in large truck tires, where fuel savings and overall driving efficiency are critical for fleets and individual truck operators," say Goodyear officials.

"The technology is now being applied to automobile tires, with the usage on the Volt recognized as the first-announced original equipment usage of this breakthrough product."

A key element to the tire is its "fuel saving tread compound that helps reduce energy loss as the tire rolls, so less effort is required to keep the tire rolling."

Additional features include Dual AquaChannel Grooves, a Wet Tread Zone, a Dry Zone and others.


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