FORT MILL, S.C. (July 20, 2010) — Continental Tire the Americas LLC's entire regional steer tire portfolio has earned a spot on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership's list of verified fuel savings technologies.
The EPA recently verified Conti's HSR2 (Heavy Steer Regional), HSR1 and HSR truck tires for SmartWay designation as low rolling resistance truck tires.
Conti's other SmartWay verified tires include:
Steer: HSL2, HSL2 Eco Plus and HSR2 Eco Plus;
Drive: HDL Eco Plus, HDL2 Eco Plus and HDL2 DL Eco Plus; and
Trailer: HTL Eco Plus and HTL1.
SmartWay-verified tires offer a reduction in NOx emissions and an estimated fuel savings of 3 percent or greater, relative to the “best selling” new tires for line-haul trucks, when used on all five axles on long-haul class 8 trucks.
Continental also participates in the SmartWay Transport Partnership as a shipper partner and a majority of Conti tire products are shipped within SmartWay's environmentally sensitive guidelines, according to the tire maker.