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SmartWay™ Fuel Efficient Tires and Retreads

SmartWay is an EPA program that reduces transportation-related emissions.

Launched in 2004, SmartWay creates incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency.

 

Verified Low Rolling Resistance Tires

EPA has determined that certain tire models can reduce NOx emissions and fuel use by 3 percent or more, relative to the best selling new tires for line haul class 8 tractor trailers. These improvements are achieved under the following conditions:

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  • These truck and bus tires are used on the axle positions stated on the list below.
  • Verified low rolling resistance tires are installed on all of the axle positions of the tractor and trailer.
  • All tires must be properly inflated according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

The following Continental low rolling resistance tires are SmartWay verified when used on class 8, line-haul tractor trailers:

Continental Tires


Steer:Conti EcoPlus HS3, HSL2 Eco Plus, Conti Hybrid HS3, Conti CrossTrac HA3,HSR2, HSR2 Eco Plus, Conti Coach HA3, HSR2 SA
Drive:HDL2, HDL2 Eco Plus, HDL2 DL Eco Plus, HDL Eco Plus,
Trailer:Conti EcoPlus HT3, HTL1, Conti Hybrid HT3



The following low rolling resistance precure technologies are SmartWay verified when used on class 8, line-haul:

ContiTread™ Retreads



Steer:N/A
Drive:HDL Eco Plus, HDR1 EP, HDR2 Eco Plus, HDL2 Eco Plus,
Trailer:HTL Eco Plus, HTL1, EcoPlus HT3

 
Learn more: SmartWay Transport Partnership

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