Bridgestone revealed its newest addition to its Ecopia range: the Ecopia H002. Featuring an innovative pattern and newly developed compound technology, the Ecopia H002 offers best in class efficiency to help fleet owners reduce their total cost of ownership without compromising on mileage¹. The tyres also offer outstanding wet weather performance and comply with the latest European winter regulations.
Today’s long haul fleets face many challenges, from high fuel costs to lowering C02 emissions to ensuring the best in road safety, especially in severe weather conditions. Bridgestone took all of these factors into account to create the Ecopia H002, a supreme fuel efficient tyre that aims to help fleets conquer everyday challenges.
The new Ecopia H002 offers best in class fuel efficiency, earning an EU label A-A-A grade for steer, drive and trailer. If an average long haul fleet used Ecopia H002 tyres on their steer, drive, trailer axles, they could potentially save more than 200,000 euros on fuel costs and reduce their CO2 emissions by 546 tonnes per year.² TÜV SÜD also recognises the Ecopia H002 for its quality and safety by awarding it a TÜV SÜD Tyre Test Mark for steer, drive and trailer.
In addition to these benefits, the Ecopia H002 also keeps trucks going and drivers safe in adverse wet weather conditions. The tyres offer best in class wet traction and outperform the competition – as tested and proven by its TÜV SÜD certification. The new Ecopia also won outstanding ratings for its wet grip, with an EU label B-B-B grade combination in steer, drive and trailer.³
The Ecopia H002 is also winter-ready, as it’s the only fuel efficient tyre for long haul fleets with 3PMSF and M+S markings available in all positions throughout the vehicle to comply with the latest European winter regulations.
In 2018, Bridgestone released the Ecopia H002 with 315/70R22.5 steer/drive and 385/55R22.5 trailer. This year, Bridgestone plans to release even more editions of the full line-up which covers all main long-haul sizes, including including the 60” series.
The Ecopia H002 represents Bridgestone’s holistic approach to maximising fuel efficiency for its fleet customers. Combined with Bandag’s fuel-smart retread line FuelTech®, the tyre monitoring system Tirematics and the comprehensive tyre management service for commercial fleets, Total Tyre Care, Ecopia H002 is the best way for fleets to reduce their operational costs. Paolo Ferrari, CEO and President of Bridgestone EMEA, explains:
“At Bridgestone, through our strong customer-centric approach, our large and growing service network and insights delivered by our ‘Total Tyre Care’ tyre management systems, we understand the needs of fleets better than anyone else. In an industry and world with rapid transformation, fleets are increasingly looking for efficiency, sustainability, safety and convenience. Co-created and tested over 14 million kilometres with key fleet customers across Europe, the new Ecopia H002 tyres will enable our customers to achieve all four by reducing operational costs, C02 emissions and providing consistent year-round performance.”
1. A grade fuel efficiency in 315/70R22.5 and 385/55R22.5 sizes according to European Tyre Labelling Regulation. Same mileage performance versus previous generation products based on internal field evaluation performed in 2017 & 2018.
2. Financial savings and CO2 reduction versus previous generation Ecopia H001. Difference in fuel consumption and CO2 emission between Ecopia H002 and Ecopia H001 according to Vecto tool for 4x2 tractor and trailer combination .Annual savings projected for an entire fleet based on the following assumptions: fleet size of 150 tractors and 150 trailers, 130,000 km annual mileage per truck, diesel price €1.2/l.
3. B grade wet grip in 315/70R22.5 and 385/55R22.5 sizes according to European Tyre Labelling Regulation. Best in class wet traction according to wet hill climb test performed by TÜV SUD in July-August’18, by the request of Bridgestone Europe. Competitor products in test: Goodyear Fuelmax D, Continental Ecoplus HD3, Michelin X-Line Energy D2, Pirelli TH:01. Report number:713136052-7.
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