Goodyear’s new EfficientGrip Cargo could help fleets drive down costs thanks to improved fuel economy and longer tyre life.
The new tyre employs technical improvements to previous tyre compounds to bring increased wear resistance on abrasive surfaces, along with enhanced tyre construction with a higher volume of rubber, contributing to increased tyre life, as well as providing improvements in handling.
Independent tests by auditing body DEKRA compared the new light truck tyre’s mileage capabilities against two of its rivals and found the EfficientGrip Cargo outperforms the others by an average of 21,475km (13,344 miles).
The test was carried out between July and October 2016 on a 215/65 R16C 109/107T size tyre on a van with a driven front axle.
Martijn de Jonge, brand director consumer PBU EMEA at Goodyear, said: “Delivering such impressive results in DEKRA tests proves the dedication of our Goodyear engineers. As a result of their commitment, we were able to create Extra Mile Technology, not only improving the tyres’ mileage, but also enhancing their performance on wet roads, durability and total cost of ownership.”