Green tyres, fuel savings, CO2 emission - Saving fuel with your tyres

Saving fuel with your tyres

Environment Published the 18/05/2011

The latest generation of green tyres can reduce fuel consumption by 2 to 3% compared to traditional tyres. Given the rise in the price of a litre of petrol this can be considerable. Rubber, performance, manufacturing processes: an in-depth investigation by rezulteo.

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Green tyres: up to 3% fuel savings 
A "green" tyre can save up to 3% fuel and 4g of C02/km compared to a traditional "black" tyre. Not negligible in terms of savings and environmental impact. Continue reading

Forthcoming tyre performance labelling 
From November 2012, tyres will have to be sold with a label informing the customer of their performances. The criteria: safety, consumption, and noise pollution. This is a favourable time for green tyres. Continue reading

The circle quadratureCopyright © : rezulteo
Green tyres: squaring the circle for manufacturers

Safety, fuel economy, and longevity: for fifteen years, tyre makers have been trying to combine these conflicting criteria in order to reach a satisfactory balance. With silica-based rubber and innovative manufacturing processes, they are now offering green tyres that are just as efficient as other tyres. Continue reading

How is rolling resistance measured?

Test of rolling resistanceCopyright © : All rights reserved
The rolling resistance measurement test meets very specific standards, respected by all manufacturers. Continue reading

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How far can reducerolling resistance be reduced? 

In fifteen years, manufacturers have reduced rolling resistance by one third. Now, gains will be far more difficult to obtain if the balance of performance is not to be compromised. Continue reading

Why manufacturers are turning to green tyres

Renault Laguna dCi 110Copyright © : All rights reserved
As tyres are responsible for 20% of fuel consumption, the car industry believes that tyres with low rolling resistance are a way of reaching the goals set by the European Union in terms of CO2 emissions. That is the case of the Renault Laguna dci 110. Continue reading