HANOVER, Germany — Continental A.G. is preparing to launch an aftermarket passenger tire in Europe this summer manufactured with up to 65% sustainable materials, the UltraContact NXT.
Continental said the tire, which contains both recycled materials and renewable raw materials, is its most sustainable yet, adding that it is the first tire maker "to launch a tire with both a high share of sustainable materials and maximum EU tire-label performance in volume production."
All 19 sizes available will carry the highest possible rating ("A") of the EU tire label in rolling resistance, wet braking and exterior noise, the company said.
"This development represents a significant leap forward and demonstrates our technological leadership as well as our strong commitment to both sustainability and safety," Ferdinand Hoyos, head of business area Replacement Tires EMEA, said.
"With its impressive performance, the UltraContact NXT pushes sustainability to the (next) level."