Zhongce Rubber Group Co Ltd. (ZC Rubber) has opened a research and development center in China in cooperation with a state-owned research and development institute.
When looking for ways to differentiate your tire business from the competition, you tell yourself everything is on the table. Does that include green tires?
The NanoEnergy brand tire from Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has been adopted as the original equipment tire for the new Toyota Prius.
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada will host the 2016 Rubber Recycling Symposium Oct. 5-7, in Niagra Falls, Ontario.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has rolled into the Guinness World Records as a partner with Volkswagen of America Inc. to put the car company in the record books.
When a consumer walks in the door of your dealership prepared to buy a set of tires, he or she might come armed with a checklist of qualities those new tires need to satisfy. Is green technology anywhere on that list? Plenty of Modern Tire Dealer readers say no.
Pop quiz: list the top qualities consumers seek when purchasing a new set of tires. Is green technology anywhere on that list? Plenty of Modern Tire Dealer readers say it’s not.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. is releasing the latest tire in its fuel-efficient Ecopia tire line, the Ecopia EP422 Plus tire. The Ecopia EP422 Plus tire is engineered with a combination of light and strong materials for greater fuel efficiency, giving consumers an extra 20 miles per tank.
When tire labeling legislation came into force around two years ago in Europe, it was viewed by many people in the industry as a signal to move forward and make future tires as “green” and fuel efficient as possible.
The U.S. Department of Energy says up to 15% of fuel consumed by a car is used to overcome a passenger tire’s resistance to the road. Studies by Green Seal Inc., a nonprofit environmental standard development and certification organization, show low rolling resistance tires can reduce fuel consumption by 1.5% to 4.5%. Yet consumers shopping for replacement tires tend to focus on longevity and price rather than fuel efficiency.
The wait is over. The Vezda Eco is avaiable from American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.
Toyo Tires U.S.A. Corp. announced that the Toyo Open Country A25 has been selected as the original equipment tire on the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder.
Question 1: Are green tires truly green? Answer: Not as much as the tire manufacturers would like you to believe.