Bridgestone launches ultra-efficient long-haul steer tire

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The Bridgestone R213 Ecopia tire.

Bridgestone Americas added to its fuel-efficient Ecopia commercial truck tire line with the all-new Bridgestone R213 Ecopia tire.

Featuring directional edge sipes to resist scrub and offer up to 15% longer mileage, the Bridgestone R213 Ecopia outperforms the previous-generation Bridgestone R284 Ecopia tire. Additionally, a redesigned tread pattern paired with an innovative compound reduces tire weight, improving rolling resistance and fuel efficiency by 6%. ​

Key engineering improvements and innovations in the Bridgestone R213 Ecopia tire include a four-rib tire design with patented NanoPro-Tech polymer to limit energy loss and enhance stiffness for optimum fuel efficiency; an Intellishape sidewall design containing less bead filler volume to reduce tire weight without compromising durability; center rib sipes to evacuate water and improve traction on wet surfaces more effectively; directional stress relief sipes5 to absorb shoulder edge forces in the footprint for even longer wear; and a redesigned defense side groove to better resist irregular wear, helping improve fuel efficiency and durability.

The Bridgestone R213 Ecopia tire, which is EPA SmartWay verified, will be offered in eight variations – with four sizes and two load ranges per size – at Bridgestone authorized dealers in the U.S. and Canada.