Goodyear Unveils The EfficientGrip Cargo: A Whole New Solution For Light Truck Fleets
By Maddy Price
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:47
The successor to the Goodyear Cargo Marathon light truck tyre enhances fleet mileage by up to 10,000km1, improves fuel efficiency and offers enhanced grip, especially in wet conditions.
Goodyear, one of the world’s largest tyre companies, has announced the launch of the EfficientGrip Cargo across the European, Middle-Eastern and African (EMEA) markets. With fuel efficiency and increased mileage becoming even more important for drivers and fleet2, Goodyear is introducing a light truck tyre that meets these demands thanks to its new silica compound and improved tread wear performance.
Drive longer on the same set of tyres
To offer a higher mileage3, the EfficientGrip Cargo makes use of two innovations. The introduction of a new silica tread compound increases the tyre’s wear resistance and enhances grip in wet conditions. The re-designed tread pattern optimizes stiffness of the tyre and distributes pressure more evenly in order to provide more rubber on the road. Thanks to these additions, the tyre may allow fleets to drive up to 10,000km further3.
Save more fuel
By using a stiffer base-compound and creating a cool cushion layer, the tyre generates less heat compared to its predecessor, which results in an 18%-lower rolling resistance. The reduced temperatures and optimized construction improves rolling resistance by up to 18% in comparison to its predecessor4.
Ahead of needs
Martijn de Jonge, Brand Director Consumer PBU EMEA: “The new EfficientGrip Cargo provides what light truck fleet needs most: a cost-effective tyre that lasts longer. Spending most of their time on the road a lot, light truck drivers value high mileage. Also, considering the length of their journeys, fuel efficiency is essential to meet their economic and environmental requirements.”
The EfficientGrip Cargo is already fully compliant with the EU regulations coming into force in November 2018, with regards to tyre labelling and in particular rolling sound emissions, rolling resistance and adhesion on wet surfaces.