The new VancoEco™ for light commercial vehicles and vans.
Continental has added a new tyre with savings potential to its range that has been specially developed for vans like the Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit and Volkswagen T5. The new VancoEco has around 30 percent less rolling resistance, which can save a calculated four percent in fuel and emissions. At the same time, the engineers have managed to keep the braking distance on dry and wet roads short and to make the tyre perform like a car tyre.
The great savings potential has been made possible by two design measures that together help reduce rolling resistance considerably. The new transporter tire has been given a silica tread compound like the ones already used for car tyres. In addition, the tread design for the transporter tire has been changed so that deformation, which all tires are subjected to when the tread elements run into the ground contact area, could be reduced considerably. The two measures combined with a very shallow tire contour allow up to 30 percent less rolling resistance.
The new VancoEco is suitable for vehicles like the Mercedes Sprinter, Viano, Vito, VW T5 and Ford Transit. The tires are produced for 15-, 16- and 17-inch wheel rims. The speed index goes up to 210 km/h.