FORT MILL, S.C. (Feb. 5, 2013) — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has achieved SmartWay verification for its EcoPlus HD3 drive tire as a low rolling-resistance product for class 8, line-haul tractor trailers.
Conti's portfolio of SmartWay-approved tires grows to 19 new and retreaded models with this verification, the company said. SmartWay is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's program to promote fuel efficiency among the nation's trucking industry through the use of products and systems proven to reduce fuel consumption.
The EcoPlus HD3 is Conti's third-generation long-haul highway drive tire designed with the firm's EcoPlus technology. It is available in sizes 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5.
Conti said it plans to release a ContiTread retread version by mid-year, which it will submit for SmartWay verification.