Bridgestone has launched an all-new R192E all-position radial tyre, specially designed for electric buses. With the rapid growth of electric commercial vehicles, the Bridgestone R192E tyre offers ultra-low rolling resistance, high load capacity, increased daily ranges and maximum vehicle operation on a single charge while remaining compatible with all bus types, the tyre maker said in a release.
This new range comes with multiple gripping edges, cross-rib sipes and wide grooves for solid grip on wet roads. When the Bridgestone R192E is paired with Bandag retreads, it can contribute to the improvement of a fleet’s performance while maximizing its positive environmental impact, claimed the company. Retreading has been proven to help increase fuel efficiency, extend the life of a casing, and optimize tire performance which can save fleets millions of dollars annually.
“Electric buses will play a crucial role in eliminating city-centre emissions and traffic congestion, which is why we are proud to introduce the first Bridgestone commercial tire developed for electric buses. The Bridgestone R192E is not only an innovative tire solution, but a leading example of how Bridgestone is taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to a more sustainable world through its products, services and solutions,” Chris Ripani, president, commercial truck, Bridgestone Americas, said. The all-new R192E tyre also has all-steel casing and belts, a 21/32” tread depth and reinforced sidewalls to minimize tyre damage and promote a long original life.
It also aligns with the Bridgestone E8 Commitment which consists of 8 Bridgestone-like values starting with the letter “E” (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment) that Bridgestone has committed to creating together with employees, society, partners and customers to realize a sustainable society. The development of the electric tyre aligns with “Ecology: Committed to advancing sustainable tyre technologies and solutions that preserve the environment for future generations” and “Energy: Committed to the realization of a carbon -neutral mobility society.”