Yokohama goes green at L.A. Auto Show with Tesla fitment

Nov. 21, 2006

Yokohama Tire Corp.'s Advan Neova AD07 LTS tires will be on the all-electric Tesla Roadster sports car that Yokohama will display at its L.A. Auto Show both Dec. 1-10.

"Yokohama has partnered with Tesla Motors by providing ultra-high- performance Advan Neova AD07 LTS tires as standard equipment on the Tesla Roadster, which can go (from zero to 60 miles per hour) in about four seconds and reach speeds over 130 mph," say Yokohama officials.

"Partnering with Tesla on the electric Roadster is in line with Yokohama's corporate mandate, which is to reduce its environmental impact in every way possible," says Jim MacMaster, executive vice president, Yokohama Tire Corp.'s Business Division.

Yokohama is the official tire of the 2006 L.A. Auto Show.