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16The two sides of Bridgestone's new off-road tire plant in Aiken, SC

Bridgestone is in an interesting position. On the one hand, the tire manufacturer wants to increase its green credentials with its line of Ecopia products. These are low-rolling resistance tires that improve efficiency by around five or six percent and are now available in 50 sizes that fit everything from hybrids to large SUVs. They're even used on all Nissan Leaf electric vehicles. On top of the Ecopia line, Bridgestone has big goals to reduce CO2 emission from its entire products lifecycle by

9Nissan Leaf fast charges through 10 European countries

Good thing our friends at Green Car Reports read Dutch. We hope.

72Kawasaki ZX-10R lapping Nürburgring in 7m 50s is scary awesome

By now, we've all grown a little callous to watching high-strung supercars prance their way around the Nürburgring. Nearly every manufacturer has taken it upon themselves to do battle with the infamous road course, and as a result, YouTube is choked with videos of physics-bending cars doing what they do best. It's a little rarer to get to see a motorcycle take on the torturous course. Bridgestone test rider Tim Röthig recently mounted a Kawasaki ZX-10R, strapped on a Gyrocam and procee

AddBridgestone adds more sizes to fuel-saving Ecopia EP422 tire lineup

Bridgestone has announced the expansion of its fuel-saving Ecopia EP422 low-rolling resistance tire lineup from five to 29 sizes, ranging from 15- to 18-inch tires sized specifically for vehicles like the Toyota Prius, Chevy Malibu, Nissan Altima and Honda Odyssey.

15Today's scarce automotive supply? Tires

Combine rising raw materials costs, reduced production capacity and manufacturing bottlenecks, and the result for the world of tires is this: not enough hoops to satisfy automaker demand. According to Automotive News, even before The Great Recession hit, a Bridgestone tire executive said that plant closures alone killed 71 million units of capacity in the U.S. New factories and factory expansions are on the way, but they won't run at full power until 2013.

14Rubber shortage triggering costlier tires?

According to the man who runs the world's largest producer of natural rubber, demand for the gummy stuff will exceed supply for "at least another two years." The drop in production is said to be due to both droughts and heavy rains, but the result for you is an increase in the price of tires: both Bridgestone and Goodyear have raised their prices already.

25DeLaSalle School students build super-efficient electric car that gets 307 mpg

DeLaSalle School electric car – Click above to watch video after the jump

4Video: Bridgestone Eco-Rally 2010 parades green goodness for 50 miles

Bridgestone Eco-Rally 2010 – Click above to watch video after the break

18Michelin considers returning to F1... with some conditions

A tire war could be sparked in Formula One within a couple of seasons if Michelin gets what it wants. The French tire manufacturer ceased its participation in the sport after F1 moved to a single-supplier formula, selecting Bridgestone as its partner. But with Bridgestone set to leave at the end of next season, team bosses reportedly met with Bernie Ecclestone in Malaysia on Friday to discuss potential replacements.

13Chicago 2010: Bridgestone's new tires can improve fuel economy by four percent

Bridgestone Ecopia Tires – Click above for high-res image gallery

12Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 2


22Reviewed: Bridgestone 3G RFT Tires take the shock out of run-flats

Bridgestone 3G RFT Tires – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBridgestone adds "One Team, One Planet" to Safety Scholars video contest

For the last two years, Bridgestone has been running a video production contest for young drivers where they produce a safety oriented 25- or 55-second ad on some aspect of safe driving. For 2009, the Safety Scholars program is back and, in addition to safety, entrants can produce a PSA on "automotive environmentalism." If you know someone between the ages of 16 and 21 that can sling a video camera and wants a crack at a $5,000 scholarship or a new set of Bridgestone tires, let them know about t

AddBridgestone could begin using rubber from Dandelions

Natural rubber is rather hard to get, as the trees from which it is cultivated from only grow in certain areas and the method of obtaining it is difficult and time-consuming. Synthetic rubber, on the other hand, is not too tough to create, though it generally comes from petroleum -- not necessarily the greatest compromise. Researchers at The Ohio State University have begun work on a new processing plant which is designed to create natural rubber from the lowly Dandelion plant. The specific plan

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