Presented last year at the Reifen International Tyre Fair at Essen, the new generation of Ecopia tyres is the most economical truck tyre range ever developed by Bridgestone for long-haul transportation.
Lower rolling resistance for the new Ecopia family
The new Ecopia range from Bridgestone marks a significant step forward in lowering rolling resistance for the long distance transport of passengers and goods. The Ecopia family includes the H-Steer (steer axle or all position), the H-Trailer (trailer axle) and the H-Drive (drive axle), all three flanked with the code 001.
All three incorporate Bridgestone’s exclusive NanoPro-Tech technology which reduces energy losses inside the tyre and therefore improves rolling resistance. As such, for the H-Steer 001 and H-Drive 001, rolling resistance is respectively 18.9% and 26.5% lowerthan the previous Ecopia generation, according to an independent group study conducted by TÜV SÜD Automotive. Likewise, the H-Trailer 001 offers superior levels of performance than its predecessor, the R109 Ecopia. According to Bridgestone, the combination of these three tyres on a same rig can bring fuel savings of up to 5 %.
The H-Steer 001 and H-Trailer 001 also feature a waved belt which increases casing stability and durability, to offer a higherload capability in long haul transportation. According to the European tyre labelling, the tyres have obtained a B grade for rolling resistance and a C for wet grip.
The H-Drive 001’s longevity is ensured by the “Tie-Bar” technology, tie-bars between the tread blocks in the shoulder area that promote even wear for a longer tyre life. It has achieved a C grade for rolling resistance and wet grip.