Continental UltraContact – The Mileage Tyre

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Continental UltraContact – The Mileage Tyre

13/01/2022
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  • New summer tyre for end users and car fleets
  • Developed for both electric and conventional internal combustion engine cars
  • Tyres designed for new consumer expectations

With the new UltraContact, a summer tyre for fleets and end consumers, Continental is adapting to the changing mobility trends in society. What these trends have in common is the call for more sustainability, in which includes tyres. This approach is not only resource-saving, but also very cost-effective – because a tyre that combines increased mileage and robust design also saves on purchase costs.

The experts at Continental know that younger drivers today, particularly those 18-25, want personal mobility just as much as older people. However, the younger generation’s focus is more on personal mobility than on car ownership. This means there’s more demand for car sharing and rental cars. These vehicles will spend much more time on the road which means their tyres must offer higher mileage and be extremely robust. According to consumer surveys, demand for the greatest possible safety is still highlighted as the most important criteria in questions asked about tyre characteristics.

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Another equally important trend is rapidly increasing electric mobility. In 2019, the number of electric vehicles sold worldwide topped two million for the first time. Experts expect approximately 14 million of these vehicles to be sold annually by 2025. Vehicle manufacturers are responding with a large number of new models. By 2030, global new registrations of cars with electric drives are expected to reach 25 million a year (Statista.com). Vehicles like these are normally equipped with quiet tyres, as rolling noise is much more noticeable than in cars with combustion engines.

With the new UltraContact, outstanding mileage, excellent longevity and low driving noise have all been optimised. The tyre is tailored to the needs of fleet operators and end users, and also well suited to electric vehicles. This is also shown by the classifications on the EU tyre label. It offers the best wet braking performance with a grade of “A,” and a rolling resistance grade of “B.” For noise emission, it is classified “A” or “B.” depending on the size of the tyre.

The new tyre will be available in the UK from spring 2022. There are already 100 sizes in the product range this year, with more to come next year. The UltraContact is produced for rims between 14 and 20 inches, in widths between 155 and 245 millimetres, with cross sections between 80 and 40 percent. Depending on the dimension, the approvals are between 118 and 186 mph. Selected tyres are available with an increased load capacity.

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Yiewsley

West Drayton

UB7 7XW

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