The Conti Hybrid HD3 drive tire from the Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit of Continental Tire the Americas is now verified as an EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership low-rolling resistance drive tire for Class 8, line-haul tractor-trailers.
Verification manes that EPA has determined that certain tire models can reduce NOx emissions and fuel use by 3% or more, relative to the best selling new tires for line-haul Class 8 tractor-trailers, according to the SmartWay Transport Partnership website. This tire is now the 20th in a line of Continental new and retreaded truck tire products that are currently listed as verified by SmartWay.
The Conti Hybrid HD3 is a third-generation long-haul highway drive tire, named because it allows drivers to operate in the combined highway and regional application with a combination of long mileage, traction and fuel saving characteristics. With advanced tread cap compounding, a self-stabilizing rib-block pattern, and minimized tread deformation from a stiff shoulder, drivers can expect the Conti Hybrid HD3 to have more than 10% improvement in rolling resistance against Continental’s HDR2 and HDL2 DL.
The tire is available in sizes 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5. Conti Hybrid HD3 will be available as a ContiTread retread product later this year.