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Every little bit helps, right? Goodyear announced last week that its commercial tires with Fuel Max Technology have gained EPA certification and can now be used on SmartWay-eligible trucks. The tires are said to give improved fuel economy of up to four percent. If they're part of a SmartWay-qualified system, a truck can save up to 4,000 gallons of fuel a year. Not bad for a set of tires (and other components).
If you're a trucker and are looking for specifics, we're here for you. The Goodyear tires that have this Fuel Max Technology are:
  • Unisteel G395 LHS steer tire
  • Unisteel G305 LHD drive tire
  • Unisteel G316 LHT trail tire in standard (11R22.5) and low-profile (295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5) sizes
For more on cleaner trucking with SafeWay, see these posts:
[Source: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      When the cars and trucks will have fuelcells technology then the only consumables that we will talk abouth will be the tires and windshield wipers
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      • 7 Years Ago
      What I don't understand about Low-rolling resistance tires is that they improve fuel economy by 4-5% as they say, but with EVs low-rolling resistance tires improve range by about 20% !!!

      How is this possible??

      If you don't believe me go to the EV calculator on evconvert.com You can make some choices for an EV, and then they'll give you some specs for that hypothetical EV. Under Rolling Resistance, you can adjust the number (0.015) to a lower rolling resistance number (like 0.010) and the differences will be huge!!!