Hanover, July 21, 2016. Continental, the worldwide premium tire manufacturer and technology company, was announced to be the official tire supplier of the Volvo Concept Truck project. Main goal of the project is significantly improving the freight-moving efficiency of future trucks and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The project focuses on the complete vehicle – the truck and the trailer. Volvo developers, together with other key suppliers, have looked at many innovative solutions to meet the project’s ambitious targets.
“To strengthen our longstanding collaboration and development partnership with Volvo Trucks, Continental Tires is participating in the project as the official tire supplier. We supported the ambitious and future-oriented project goals by supplying special prototype tires with superior rolling resistance performance,” said Klaus Kreipe, Head of Original Equipment (OE) Truck Tires at Continental. During the tire development, several innovative measures were taken for all prototype tires which enable improved fuel efficiency with a well balanced performance in other criteria.
As a result of the successful cooperation, the concept truck was equipped with Continental tires in the size of 315/70 R22.5 for both steer & drive axles, while the trailer of the concept truck was equipped with 385/55 R22.5 tires.
Volvo Trucks and Continental cooperate in a long-established, close business relationship. The collaboration in the Volvo Concept Truck project underlines further the strong technological partnership between both companies.
Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment. The company provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium and heavy duty trucks.