Bridgestone introduces purpose-built tires for electric bus applications

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  • The Bridgestone R192E all-position radial tire was specially developed for electric city traffic.

  • With high load capacity and ultra-low rolling resistance, the Bridgestone R192E tire equips buses for busier and longer routes on a single charge, contributing to more sustainable mobility.

  • The development of the Bridgestone R192E tire is in line with the “ecology” and “energy” values ​​of the Bridgestone E8 commitment.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE., May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced the launch of the all-new Bridgestone R192E all-position radial tire, specifically designed to encourage the adoption of electric buses. With the rapid growth of electric commercial vehicles, the Bridgestone R192E tire offers ultra-low rolling resistance and high load capacity, increasing daily range and maximizing vehicle operation on a single charge while remaining compatible with all bus types.

Electric buses will play a crucial role in eliminating emissions and inner-city congestion, which is why Bridgestone is introducing its first-ever Bridgestone tire designed for electric buses, the Bridgestone R192E. It’s not just an innovative tire solution, but a leading example of how Bridgestone is taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to a more sustainable world.

“Electric buses will play a crucial role in eliminating emissions and congestion in inner cities, which is why we are proud to introduce Bridgestone’s first commercial tire designed for electric buses,” he said Chris Ripani, President, Commercial Vehicle, Bridgestone Americas. “The Bridgestone R192E is not just an innovative tire solution, but a leading example of how Bridgestone is taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to a more sustainable world through its products, services and solutions.”

Key features of the Bridgestone R192E tire include:

  • Multiple gripping edges, cross rib slats and wide grooves for solid grip on wet roads.

  • groove fence to improve handling and grip in wet conditions while reducing noise for a quieter ride.

  • Thick profile gauges and a Advanced base tread compound for improved retreadability.

  • All steel body and belta 21/32″ tread depth and reinforced sidewalls to minimize tire damage and promote long original life.

  • 3 peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) Designation for traction performance on snow.

Efficient and sustainable movement of people and goods is expected to further drive the electrification of mass transit fleets and further accelerate the adoption of electric buses. Emission regulations and the global depletion of oil reserves are also contributing to the growth of the electric commercial vehicle market, which is expected to grow from 185,000 units in 2020 to almost 680,000 units by 2026. 1

When combined with Bandag retreads, the Bridgestone R192E can help improve a fleet’s performance while maximizing the positive impact on the environment. Retreading has been proven to help increase fuel efficiency, extend casing life and optimize tire performance, saving fleets millions of dollars annually.

The all-new R192E tire also conforms to the Bridgestone E8 commitment, which consists of 8 Bridgestone-like values ​​beginning with the letter “E” (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment) and those Bridgestone is committed to working with employees, society, partners and customers to create a sustainable society. The development of the electric tire is in line with “Ecology: Commitment to promoting sustainable tire technologies and solutions that preserve the environment for future generations” and “Energy: Commitment to realizing a climate-neutral mobility society”.

1 As reported by Research and Markets February 2022 Publication titled “Electric Commercial Vehicles – Global Market Trajectory and Analytics – Report ID 5303273

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the US-based subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of tires and rubber, building on its expertise to provide solutions for safe and sustainable mobility. headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee., Bridgestone Americas employs more than 50,000 people in its global operations. Bridgestone offers a diverse product portfolio of premium tires and advanced solutions based on innovative technologies that improve the way people move, live, work and play around the world.

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(PRNews photo/Bridgestone Americas, Inc.)

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