Continental, the worldwide premium tyre manufacturer and technology company, has been announced as the official tyre supplier of the Volvo Concept Truck project. The main goal of the project is to significantly improve the freight-moving efficiency of future trucks and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The project focuses on the complete vehicle, both truck and trailer. Volvo developers, together with other key suppliers, have looked at many innovative solutions to meet the project’s ambitious targets.
“To strengthen our longstanding collaboration and development partnership with Volvo Trucks, Continental is participating in the project as the official tyre supplier. We supported the ambitious and future-oriented project goals by supplying special prototype tyres with superior rolling resistance performance,” said Klaus Kreipe, Head of Original Equipment (OE) Truck Tyres at Continental. During the tyre development, several innovative measures were taken for all prototype tyres which enable improved fuel efficiency with a well-balanced performance in other criteria.”
As a result of the successful cooperation, the concept truck was equipped with Continental tyres 315/70 R22.5 for both steer & drive axles, while the trailer of the concept truck was equipped with 385/55 R22.5 tyres.
Volvo Trucks and Continental work together in a long-established, close business relationship. The collaboration in the Volvo Concept Truck project underlines further the strong technological partnership between both companies.
Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment. The company provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium and heavy duty trucks.