To produce special tyres other rubber compounds are used than in the case of standard tyres. As a result, they are light, durable and have low rolling resistance. The long service life of the tires reduces waste that is harmful to nature, and the process of creating ecological models does not generate significant losses and is more environmentally friendly. These tires are a reason for many manufacturers to be proud. They place an appropriate indication of the type of tire in the model name, such as Continental ContiEcoContact 5 or Bridgestone Ecopia EP150.
However, not all tyres that have a good impact on the environment are officially called ecological or green. So how do you recognise them? The most important element is fuel economy, so the way to minimize carbon dioxide emissions is low rolling resistance. When choosing tyres, attention should be paid to the fuel consumption indicated on the label as the first representation. Environmentally conscious drivers can choose the model with a high score in this category (they are determined from G to A, and the highest score – A – is extremely difficult to achieve).
Michelin Energy SaverSome drivers are concerned that environmental awareness may be linked to worse grip and longer braking distances. Are eco-tyres worse in this respect than other products? This is a kind of compromise between longevity and short braking distances. Good quality eco-tyres are much harder and meet all safety requirements. Low rolling resistance tyres are created by renowned manufacturers who care about high quality products. With the latest and most modern technology, they manage to combine environmental friendliness with excellent driving pleasure. Drivers are increasingly choosing environmentally friendly tyres. Those who do not appeal to environmental arguments can concentrate on their own wallet. Environmentally friendly tyres are mainly the economical ones. They influence the reduction of fuel consumption and at the same time are very hard, so their life span is extended. A car equipped with ecological tires, due to lower rolling resistance and lighter weight, consumes less fuel. The differences depending on the route and driving style are in the order of 0.2 to 0.4 litres per 100 kilometres.
Bridgestone ECOPIALwhen you choose tyres with low rolling resistance and decide to take care of the environment, you should also remember the optimal tyre pressure. The most popular tyres that allow you to take care of the environment and at the same time save fuel are: Bridgestone Ecopia EP150, Continental ContiEcoContact 5, Goodyear DuraGrip, Fulda EcoControl HP and Michelin Energy Saver+. Thanks to specially designed treads, they provide efficient drainage of water from under the wheels and good grip, as well as shortening the braking distance. They are chosen by owners of compact and family cars with wheel sizes up to 17 inches. Drivers rent them for a stable and comfortable ride.