Continental has long been committed to developing cutting-edge products and technology that make a positive impact for our customers, but it doesn't stop there. Continental is at the forefront of a rapidly evolving mobility sector that seeks innovative solutions to create a more connected and sustainable future. Many large fleets and logistics providers already feel increased demand from the market to explore new methods for reducing their carbon footprint, including use of alternative fuels and EV-compatible solutions. To answer this call, Continental has developed two green, efficiency-boosting concepts that can make an immediate impact on sustainability efforts: the Conti Urban Green tire and ContiTread EcoPlus Green retread.
Already approved for road use and ready for series production in the near future, the Conti Urban Green concept tire contains nearly 50 percent renewable and recycled materials while the tread itself is composed of just under 70 percent renewable material. This includes sustainable materials including rapeseed oil, silica from rice husk ashes, and responsibly produced natural rubber. While retreading worn out tires is a sustainable practice in its own right, Continental takes it a step further with the ContiTread EcoPlus Green concept. Thanks to the high content of renewable materials used in the tread, retreading with the ContiTread EcoPlus Green concept increases the overall share of sustainable materials to 90 percent. This special rubber compound, along with wider tread and exceptionally rigid profile allowed Continental’s tire developers to achieve considerable reductions in rolling resistance and optimize noise emissions.
With tighter margins, increased competitiveness and mounting environmental concerns, fleet digitalization has never been more important to sustainable business operation. For this reason, the Conti Urban Green concept was designed with built-in intelligent sensors that pair with Continental's tire monitoring platform, ContiConnect. This digital tire management system for fleets large to small serves as the foundation for greener fleet management. ContiConnect digital tire monitoring provides fleet managers with real-time data so they can keep their tires running at optimal performance levels. This improves fuel efficiency, reduces maintenance and replacement costs and maintains operator safety. The modular format of ContiConnect can be tailored to any customer's needs all with the aim of lowering emissions, conserving resources, and keeping vehicles on the road.
How the Conti Green Concept makes a difference:
- Nearly 50% of materials used in the Conti Urban Green concept are renewable or recycled
- Optimized for noise reduction in urban environments
- Maximum retreadability which increases sustainability factor
- Designed with built-in intelligent sensors for monitoring efficient usage of resources
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