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May EV story

How Electric Vehicles Impact Tire Design

Tiremakers Juggle Weight, Torque, Noise and Range as They Work to Minimize Performance Trade-Offs

While still making up a relatively small percentage of all personal vehicles sold in the U.S., the number of EVs on American roads is expected to multiply over the next several years as governments and vehicle manufacturers pursue electrification. MTD recently spoke with tire manufacturers who have an original equipment presence in the U.S. to learn how EVs are impacting tire design and construction. 


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CTNA

Continental Tire Sales Grew 10%

Continental AG recorded a 10% gain in tire sales in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, results the company says were driven in particular by improvements in China and North America.


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Dennis

How to Supercharge Your Point-of-Sale System

If you get 30 tire dealers in a room and bring up point-of-sale (POS) systems, prepare for 45 different opinions and a very long, passionate conversation. This month’s column is not going to endorse any particular POS system. Instead, it will help you learn to drive your POS system like the race car that it is and understand what role it plays at your dealership.


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Morgan

Waves of Change Come Fast: Stay On Top of Them

In our industry, we are faced with technological changes in nearly every aspect of what we do. Automotive systems are evolving and changing. How we interact with our customers is evolving and changing. It is important to recognize these changes and act upon them at the right time in order to keep our businesses thriving.  


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