POISSY, France — French car brand Citroën's latest concept vehicle, the Oli, is an electric-powered multi-activity family vehicle that takes sustainability to the extreme, from its recycled corrugated cardboard body panels to the Goodyear Eagle Go tires.
While the Oli's angular exterior design presents a striking departure from what might be considered the norm today, its dimensions are similar to a conventional compact SUV at 13-plus feet long, 5 feet 4 inches high and 6 feet wide.
The relatively lightweight (2,200 pounds) vehicle is powered by an all-electric 40kWh battery-driven powertrain can deliver a target range of up to 400km. The Oli's top speed to limited to 68 mph to maximize efficiency and recharging to 80% from 20% takes just 23 minutes, Citroën claims.
The Eagle Go concept tire, size 235/55R20, features a tread compound made almost entirely of sustainable or recycled materials, Goodyear said, such as sunflower oils, pine tree resins, natural rubber and rice husk ash silica, and employs the tire maker's SightLine technology, which includes a sensor that monitors a variety of tire health parameters.
This technology is already being applied to help Goodyear fleet customers and could significantly reduce waste and increase efficiency by maintaining ideal pressure and tire condition.