Continental introduces greener tires in push for extra sustainable provide chain

BE desk

The tire’s debut comes as Continental and alternative auto providers come beneath intense drive from automakers and governments to grow to be greener. Many automakers have prepared competitive goals to let fall their carbon footprints, objectives that hinge in massive section on whether or not they may be able to get their providers to decrease to emissions and usefulness extra sustainable fabrics.

“For OEMs to reach their sustainability targets, they need more sustainable tires moving forward,” Setzer mentioned.

Via 2030, Continental plans to have its tires made from greater than 40 % recycled and renewable fabrics, up from between 15 and 20 % these days, Setzer mentioned. Via 2050, the corporate expects its tires to be made completely of inexperienced fabrics.

The untouched tire will first be bought at Eu dealerships in July. Past that, Setzer mentioned the corporate is distinguishable to supplying automakers with the tire for usefulness on untouched cars.

“We have not targeted this yet because we wanted to be fast to introduce it,” he mentioned. “But for sure, it could be an [original equipment] tire at some point. There’s nothing against that.”

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