Goodyear looks to electric future with new tyre range

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In line with changing demands, Goodyear has launched its new Ubanmax MCA HL+ tyre to provide a solution for operators seeking to maximise the efficiency of their current fleet and prepare for the future. Maciej Szymanski, Marketing Director Commercial Europe at Goodyear, explained: “Bus operators are under increasing pressure to meet environmental targets whilst adapting to changing trends in urban mobility. Goodyear’s focus is to simplify the move towards a climate-neutral future by providing the technologies to win in a fast-changing environment for personal mobility. Our aim is to support bus fleet managers in lowering the carbon footprint by driving energy efficiency with low-emission tyres as well as smart tyre monitoring systems.”

Based on its existing Urbanmax MCA design, Goodyear said that the new MCA HL+ is adapted to support additional battery loads while enhancing lower energy consumption. The tyre, which includes a new tread compound, design and construction, is designed to help support operators’ needs to reduce CO2 and noise emissions, particularly in densely populated areas. It can be fitted in all positions and has an eight tonne axle load capacity to suit electric or hybrid buses.

“The Urbanmax MCA is known for its high mileage potential, traction and all-weather grip performance required in demanding urban environments. For many years, this product line is a trusted choice of leading transport companies across Europe as it is catering to the needs of both combustion and alternative drive trains. The new Urbanmax MCA HL+ size offers lower rolling resistance to further enhance energy and fuel efficiency as well as an increased load capacity supporting range extension for electric buses,” added Maciej.