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Fuel-saving Champion for Long-distance Transport: Conti EcoPlus Scores Highly with Lower Rolling Resistance

29/06/2021
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Fuel-saving champion for long-distance transports: Update for the Conti EcoPlus family.

  • Update for the Conti EcoPlus tyre family
  • Reduced rolling resistance lowers fleet costs and protects the environment
  • Higher mileage contributes to sustainable logistics in the long-distance transport sector

Less rolling resistance, higher fuel efficiency: Continental is offering fleet operators an optimised commercial vehicle tyre thanks to the latest update to its Conti EcoPlus tyre family, the Conti EcoPlus 3+.

Long-distance transport tyres score well with a further significant reduction in rolling resistance courtesy of an innovative rubber compound. The premium tyres therefore help to lower fleet costs and CO2 emissions, without compromising on mileage and durability. To this end, the tyre developers at Continental focused both on the new compound, which is optimised for long-distance transport, and an improved manufacturing process that reconciles rolling resistance and mileage. The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ and Conti EcoPlus HD3+ for the steer and drive axles will be available from July in 315/70 size, with further dimensions added from October 2021. The Conti EcoPlus HT3+ tyre for the trailer axle will be introduced in 2022.

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For the drive axle: The Conti EcoPlus HD3+ impresses with a reduction in rolling resistance of up to 12 percent over its predecessor. 

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For the steer axle: The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ impresses with a reduction in rolling resistance of up to 7 per cent over its predecessor.


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Hinnerk Kaiser, head of tire development bus and truck tires at Continental.

Conti EcoPlus HS3+ and Conti EcoPlus HD3+: Robust performers in long-distance use

In comparison to its predecessor, the Conti EcoPlus HS3+ steer axle tyre for long-distance transport has reduced rolling resistance of up to 7 per cent. This has been achieved using an innovative tread and sidewall compound and an optimised base compound. This reduced rolling resistance translates into improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions for truck operators. “With the product line update, we have also further improved the durability, robustness and mileage of this tyre line,” explains Hinnerk Kaiser, head of tyre development at Continental.

 The Conti EcoPlus HD3+ for the drive axle impresses with a reduction in rolling resistance of up to

 12 per cent over its predecessor. An innovative tread and sidewall compound also plays a role in this striking improvement. In addition, a special technology reduces deformation in the sidewall and bead area of the tyre and therefore further reduces rolling resistance.

Low rolling resistance reduces environmental impact

Commercial vehicles which use less fuel are good for both fleet budgets and the environment. The rolling resistance of a tyre can influence fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent, making it a crucial lever for tyre developers. Added to which, tyre rolling resistance is one of the parameters used by the VECTO simulation tool to calculate the fuel efficiency of a truck. VECTO and the EU Emissions Regulation remain important aspects for the haulage industry. The sector has, of course, been given the task of significantly reducing its CO2 emissions by 2030 and tyres can be a significant contributor to achieving these reductions.  

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Claire Hohenberg

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