Citroen Oli & egrave; the new electric concept car that the French brand unveiled yesterday. It is a very particular prototype in the forms and contents that it can; be seen as a manifesto of the idea of mobility of the future of Citroen . The French manufacturer, speaking of his car, had stated that he had specific tires developed by Goodyear . Now, the tire manufacturer wanted to tell something more; of this new product.
SUSTAINABLE AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
The tire created for the concept is called Goodyear Eagle GO & egrave; is characterized by having a tread compound made from sustainable or recycled materials . Goodyear Eagle GO & egrave; the third concept tire developed together with Citroen, with the aim of increasing vehicle efficiency, durability and comfort.
The tire manufacturer says that materials such as sunflower oils, pine resins, natural rubber and silica derived from rice husk were used for the tread compound. Specifically, sunflower oils and pine resins are renewable materials and are intended to replace petroleum-derived oils. These materials are currently being used to produce & quot; vegetable ink & quot; for printers.
Goodyear's goal is to completely replace petroleum-derived oils in its products by 2040. Instead, natural rubber from the Hevea brasiliensis tree is used to replace petroleum-based synthetic rubber, using responsible farming and farming methods .
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From the processing of rice we obtain the silica of the rice husk which can be; reduce waste destined for landfills and & egrave; in the past it was also used in reinforced concrete. Very interesting is the fact that the tire has a “ renewable tread ''. In fact, can & ograve; be rebuilt twice in its lifetime, thus increasing its lifespan.
Goodyear si & egrave; set the ambitious goal of reaching 500,000 kilometers of mileage with the Eagle GO concept tire, thanks to the reuse of the sustainable carcass and renewable tread.
Goodyear also says that for this special tire uses the Goodyear SightLine technology, which includes a sensor that monitors certain parameters of the tire. This solution is today already used to help some Goodyear customer fleet managers and could further support to significantly reduce waste and increase efficiency while maintaining ideal tire pressure and condition.
Laurent Colantonio , Regional Technology Director Consumer EMEA, commented:
Concept tires are a fantastic way for Goodyear to develop cutting-edge technologies that can be applied to our products. The tests we will carry out with this project will provide useful data and insights to continue our journey as mobility innovators, to guarantee the best products and services to retailers and customers around the world.
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