A Valtra tire outfitted with Nokian winter tires set a world record for fastest tractor, surpassing 80 mph.

Fastest tractor rolls on Nokian winter tires

The new world record for fastest tractor was achieved with a partnership of Nokian Tyres plc and Valtra, a Finnish brand of tractors. The tractor drove a speed of 130.165 km/h, or 80.88 mph.

Nokian says its Hakkapeliitta R2 can reduce the rolling resistance of electric vehicles 30%.

Nokian introduces winter tire for electric BMW

In January 2015 Nokian Tyres will introduce the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2, a winter tire designed for BMW's i3 electric car. It combines low rolling resistance, first-class grip and exceptional driving comfort and achieves the A class in the European tire label, the company says.


Consumer Reports: Which brand beat Michelin?

Which tire brand fared the best in the latest Consumer Reports (CR) tire tests? If you said Michelin, always a perennial high finisher in CR testing, you would be correct.


Did CR rank Pirelli and Hankook tires fairly?

When Consumer Reports (CR) ranks tires every year, it also marks those it recommends to consumers. In its November issue, CR rated ultra-high performance tires, plus performance winter tires.

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