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Rivian Picks Continental for Electric Delivery Vans

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In North America, the Continental VanContact A/S will be available in size LT245/70R17.

Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian's RPV 500 and RPV 700 delivery vans will run on Continental VanContact A/S all-season tires. In North America, the tire will be available in size LT245/70R17.

Continental AG officials say that the Continental VanContact A/S has been designed "to meet the special requirements of Rivian. The focus was primarily on high mileage," plus low rolling resistance. 

"The tread design of the VanContact A/S features a large number of sipes," as well as broad lateral grooves and wide, longitudinal grooves in the shoulder area.

"This results in improved water distribution and removal and ensures even better braking, aquaplaning and traction performance on wet roads."

The tire is approved in North America for both original equipment and replacement use.

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