Goodyear have been given a glowing endorsement by a leading car magazine after its new EfficientGrip tyres helped boost fuel economy as part of a long-term experiment.
Autocar reported fuel economy savings of “nearly 2 per cent” after it switched the original equipment tyres on its Citroen C3 Picasso – currently on a long-term test – to the new Goodyear EfficientGrip.
James Bailey, corporate communications manager for Goodyear, said: “When we launched EfficientGrip, our own testing department proved that the tyre was able to offer 15 per cent better rolling resistance, whilst still delivering the wet braking and wet handling performance that Goodyear are renowned for.
“This was backed up by independent tests from TUeV in Germany, but it is great that Autocar were also able to prove a fuel efficiency improvement in real world driving – not just on the test track.”
During the test period, Autocar reported that the Citroen’s average fuel consumption improved from 42.8mpg to 43.5mpg after the switch to Goodyear EfficientGrip.
The Goodyear EfficientGrip is the company’s first tyre to feature its new “FuelSaving Technology”, which comprises: a special light-weight tyre structure, a patented “CoolCushion Layer”, advanced compound materials and innovative manufacturing techniques.
According to Goodyear, these combined elements reduce the amount of energy required to make the tyre roll, which reduces the car’s fuel consumption and hence its CO2 emissions.
Denna Bowman, Head Office