Conti equips electric truck with EcoPlus rubber

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Continental is supporting a joint pilot project between BMW Group and its logistics partner Scherm Group to promote environmentally friendly trucks.

As part of the project, it is equipping a Terberg YT202-EV electric truck with Conti tires and its ContiPressureCheck TPMS. The steering axle of the electrically-operated truck is equipped with the Conti EcoPlus HS3 tire in size 355/50 R22.5, which features optimized rolling resistance. The Conti EcoPlus HD3 in size 295/55 R22.5, used on the driving axle, makes the ideal partner. The semitrailer of the e-truck uses Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer tires in size 445/45 R19.5, which offer optimized rolling resistance and long service life.

The e-truck has been traveling between the Scherm Group logistics center and the BMW plant in Munich, Germany, several times a day since the beginning of July, delivering modules for vehicles such as shock absorbers, springs and steering gear.

The Conti Hybrid HT3 R19.5 tires that are used on the e-truck semitrailer were specially developed for combined use on regional roads and highways. With a long service life they are ideal for the frequent starting and stopping experienced in urban traffic as well as the cornering encountered in residential areas. The tire, which also has optimized rolling resistance, was awarded the EU label ‘B’ in the fuel efficiency category.

August 19, 2015

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