Goodyear new FUELMAX PERFORMANCE fuel-efficient CO2-reducing tyres. The new tyres, which are the first Goodyear truck tyres to feature full silica tread compound technology, achieve EU tyre label grade ‘A’ for fuel efficiency and meet full Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) winter tyre requirements. These tyres can enable dedicated long haul-fleets to optimise fuel savings and assist truck makers to meet increasingly ambitious EU CO2 targets.
Two new Goodyear Proactive Solutions mobile phone APPs will be showcased, offering additional benefits to fleet managers and drivers. The combination of Goodyear Proactive Solutions and FUELMAX PERFORMANCE tyres are essential to optimise performance and further reduce total cost of ownership and emissions.
The new tyres anticipate proposed EU legislation to reduce Heavy Duty Vehicle CO2 emissions by 15 per cent in 2025 and 30 per cent by 2030 (2).
FUELMAX PERFORMANCE range
FUELMAX PERFORMANCE tyres are developed for maximum fuel savings with low heat generation and low rolling resistance for dedicated long-haul applications. They offer ‘A’ grade EU label fuel efficiency, ‘B’ grade Wet Grip, one wave exterior noise and 3PMSF winter performance, and are Goodyear’s first truck tyres to feature full silica tread compound technology. This is a key element for low fuel consumption and wet grip. The construction ensures extremely regular footprint pressure distribution for regular wear and high mileage under all load conditions encountered in long-haul service.
The Goodyear FUELMAX PERFORMANCE range comprises two FUELMAX S PERFORMANCE steer tyres and a FUELMAX D PERFORMANCE drive tyre. The combination of FUELMAX PERFORMANCE steer and drive tyres with existing Goodyear FUELMAX T trailer tyres – also labeled ‘A’ in Fuel Efficiency – enables consistent fuel savings and CO2 reductions.
A long-haul fleet of 100 vehicles using this tyre combination could save up to 214,000 litres of diesel per year and reduce up to 557,000 kg of CO2 – saving up to 290,000 euros in fuel costs (3).
A common feature of the range is an RFID tag embedded inside each tyre, which allows simple identification by an external device that links to tyre management systems to ensure future connectivity benefits.
FUELMAX S PERFORMANCE
The FUELMAX S PERFORMANCE steer tyres comprise sizes 315/70R22.5 and 385/55R22.5. The 315/70R22.5 steer tyres have five ribs and the 385/55R22.5 have six with both having tread features that optimize water distribution and regular wear, with wet braking performance maintained well into the life of the tyres.
FUELMAX D PERFORMANCE
The FUELMAX D PERFORMANCE drive tyre is produced in size 315/70R22.5 with IntelliMax Groove technology also a feature. The tread design assists traction and cleaning with self-generating grooves appearing at 60% tread wear to ensure life-long traction, high mileage and low rolling resistance. Full tread depth visibility at any position is ensured by 16 measuring windows.