Ho Chi Minh City, 20th Jun 2013 – Bridgestone Vietnam announced the launch of its latest range of ECOPIA tyres. The new range of ECOPIA tyres includes the EP150 and EP200, for use on small to medium-size passenger cars, and the EP850 for sports utility vehicles (SUV) and crossover utility vehicles (CUV). All three products will subsequently be made available across several markets in the Asia Pacific region this year.The EP150, EP200 and EP850 tyres are range of new and improved products that have been developed to better suit the needs of its consumers and the environment, especially in terms of fuel economy, safety and reliability, white promising a longer lasting tyre life. Independent tests show that the EP150, EP200 and EP850 provide up to 4.3%, 8.1% and 3.9% better fuel consumption in comparison with conventional tyres, leading to up to 7.1%, 11.1% and 3.0% reduction in CO2 emissions respectively.
The EP200, suit for use mainly on medium-size sedans, uses Bridgestone’s latest technologies in its new tread design where its leaf-shaped blocks feature both the high-angle lug grooves that aid in inhibiting block deformation, as well as a reversed Z-shaped design that helps to stabilize ground contact, In addition, the new ECOPIA compound II applied in the EP200 also makes use of Bridgestone’s new Nano Pro-TechTM process which uses silica more affectively, inhibiting heat generation, and leading to further reduction in energy loss and lowered rolling resistance.
About Bridgestone’s ECOPIA tyres
The ECOPIA brand of tyres is Bridgestone’s line of environmentally friendly tyres that combine both higher fuel efficiency and safety. It is characterized by reduced rolling resistance, achieved through the ECOPIA compound, which means it can travel a longer distance with the same amount of energy as appose to a conventional tyre, hence saving on fuel consumption. At the same time, the ECOPIA also promises uncompromised safety as it provides wet braking and handling performance that is comparable to conventional tyres
Tests conducted by the Japan Automobile Transport Technology Association (JATA)
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