Italian commercial vehicle manufacturer Iveco has set its trust exclusively in Continental for its eDaily 42S van, with the tire manufacturer equipping the all-electric van with matching summer, all-season and winter tires.
The summer tire VanContact Ultra (above) is a tire with long service life and robust design. The VanContact Eco, also developed for the warm seasons, comes with an excellent efficiency for low energy consumption. For efficient driving year-around, Continental offers the VanContact 4 Season and the VanContact Winter provides driving safety during the wet and cold months of the year.
Summer tires: VanContact Ultra and VanContact Eco
Previously, the VanContact Ultra had been specially developed by Continental for delivery services and craftsmen’s vehicles and therefore comes with important capabilities for economical driving, including high mileage, robust design, low tire noise and low rolling resistance.
To prevent tires from getting tread damage, ‘stone stoppers’ are attached in the outer two grooves which, Continental says, prevent the rubber from interlocking with the stones and ensure that objects picked up by the profile are ejected quickly. To avoid curb contact, the tires also have reinforced sidewalls to make them as robust as possible.
The VanContact Eco is specially designed for energy-efficient driving. Continental says the innovative rubber compound ensures a low rolling resistance value and thus improves energy consumption – particularly important for EVs in urban areas with constant stop-and-go traffic. The stable tread pattern leads to low tire wear and thus extends the service life of the tire, and also offers a high level of noise comfort.
All-season and winter tires: VanContact 4Season and VanContact Winter
The VanContact 4Season offers year-round efficiency, as well as good braking performance on wet, muddy and snow-covered roads, according to the company. The tire is designed to show excellent handling and equally good braking performance on dry asphalt, as well as winter disciplines and in wet conditions. The tire has been awarded top marks in numerous independent tests.
For the winter season, Continental has the VanContact Winter in its portfolio. The tire combines snow performance and high safety with steering precision. The tire’s tread pattern ensures short braking distance on snowy and wet roads. Due the structure of the tread grooves, the tire also has a high grip and reliable traction on snow.