Bridgestone has announced that it will be supplying its R156 tyres to Tata’s new electric buses. Tata Motors will be building 150 electric buses for Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). All 150 buses will be company-fitted with the Bridgestone tyres.
As per Sunil Puri, the Head of Commercial Tyres Business, at Bridgestone India, “It is a proud moment for all of us at Bridgestone to partner with Tata Motors as they roll out their Electric buses for Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). Our Tubeless R156 comes from the Ecopia family of Bridgestone which provides a higher fuel efficiency, in this case lesser power consumption because of lower rolling resistance. This is eco-friendly tyre and therefore a suitable fitment for Electric buses that provide environmental protection because of the technology.”
Bridgestone’s Ecopia tyres have advanced low-rolling resistance with fuel-saving benefits without compromising on safety and durability. R156 has ‘Special Nano Pro-Tech Compound Technology’ which results into lesser heat generation, in-turn reducing the rolling resistance and resulting in fuel efficiency or lesser power consumption and longer tyre life. Less fuel consumption leads to less carbon emission in the environment thus making Ecopia R156 an eco-friendly tyre.