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    Exclusive: The two sides of Bridgestone's new off-road tire plant in Aiken, SC

    Bridgestone is in an interesting position. On the one hand, the tire manufacturer wants to increase its green credentials with its line of Ecopia products. These are low-rolling resistance tires that improve efficiency by around five or six percent and are now available in 50 sizes that fit ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf fast charges through 10 European countries

    Good thing our friends at Green Car Reports read Dutch. We hope. Apparently, three Nissan Leaf electric vehicles tag-team traveled more than 7,700 miles across 10 countries across northern Europe in six weeks as part of an effort to promote Bridgestone's Ecopia Tires. The teams started in ...

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    Official: Bridgestone ratchets up "One Team, One Planet Spent" tire-recycling program

    Burning rubber? Not on Bridgestone's watch. That's what the world's largest tire and rubber company is saying by ratcheting up its tire-recycling program. Bridgestone Americas is looking to ensure that, by the end of the year, 100 percent of the used tires returned to its company-owned stores ...

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    Bridgestone adds more sizes to fuel-saving Ecopia EP422 tire lineup

    Bridgestone has announced the expansion of its fuel-saving Ecopia EP422 low-rolling resistance tire lineup from five to 29 sizes, ranging from 15- to 18-inch tires sized specifically for vehicles like the Toyota Prius, Chevy Malibu, Nissan Altima and Honda Odyssey. All Ecopia EP422 tires feature ...

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    Bridgestone launches Ecopia low-rolling resistance tire for tractor trailers

    There are countless tips and tricks out there that supposedly help boost fuel economy on any car, but the reality is that most are dubious or only provide fuel savings that are barely worth measuring. However, there is an oft-overlooked item that's standard on just about anything that rolls down ...

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    DeLaSalle School students build super-efficient electric car that gets 307 mpg

    DeLaSalle School electric car – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A team of students taking part in the Automobile Design Studio at Kansas City's DeLaSalle School have put together an electric car they think could be the most efficient in the world. Testing on the 7.7 mile oval of ...

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    Video: Bridgestone Eco-Rally 2010 parades green goodness for 50 miles

    Bridgestone Eco-Rally 2010 – Click above to watch video after the break
    It's said that everybody loves a parade... so we expect the folks along the road between Brighton and London on Wednesday got quite a thrill seeing a wide variety of green vehicles taking part in the Bridgestone ...

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    Chicago 2010: Bridgestone's new tires can improve fuel economy by four percent

    Bridgestone Ecopia Tires – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Tires can really suck gas. Overcoming rolling resistance can account for anywhere between five and 15 percent of a light-duty vehicle's fuel consumption, and standard tires don't put a priority on reducing that resistance. ...

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    Bridgestone adds "One Team, One Planet" to Safety Scholars video contest

    For the last two years, Bridgestone has been running a video production contest for young drivers where they produce a safety oriented 25- or 55-second ad on some aspect of safe driving. For 2009, the Safety Scholars program is back and, in addition to safety, entrants can produce a PSA on ...

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    Bridgestone could begin using rubber from Dandelions

    Natural rubber is rather hard to get, as the trees from which it is cultivated from only grow in certain areas and the method of obtaining it is difficult and time-consuming. Synthetic rubber, on the other hand, is not too tough to create, though it generally comes from petroleum -- not necessarily ...

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    Incorrect tire pressure responsible for 18.4 metric ton of extra CO2 emissions

    Incorrect tire pressure is responsible for the production of an additional 18.4 metric tons of CO2 which end up in the atmosphere each year. This is one of the findings in a report by the FIA (International Automobile Federation) and Bridgestone partnership. We can translate the figure in to wasted ...

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    Bridgestone and FIA start a campaign to promote green driving

    Wow, another list. Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) have announced a new campaign to promote "green driving." The campaign, nicknamed "Makes car green," aims to raise awareness among drivers so they can reduce their impact on the environment. ...

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    Autoblog Green Podcast #19 - Chicago Auto Show 2008 wrap-up

    Some people use airport layovers to sleep, read, or get a meal. Sam and Sebastian took the opportunity to record AutoblogGreen Podcast #19. While waiting for a plane to whisk them back home from the Chicago Auto Show, we recapped a few things we saw at the show. It wasn't the greenest show we've ...

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    Chicago 2008: Bridgestone talks about "One Team, One Planet"

    I came across the Bridgestone booth at the Chicago Auto Show while they were rehearsing for an upcoming press conference. Ex-NFL player Eddie George was running through the script and Bridgestone was showing off its Super Bowl commercials, but I was more interested in the booth's "One Team, One ...

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    Bridgestone study finds under-inflated tires costing 8.1B liters of fuel in EU

    Bridgestone conducted safety checks on over 29,000 cars in nineteen different countries in Europe over the past two years and found some pretty dramatic results. Over ninety percent of the cars checked had under-inflated tires. Of those, almost forty percent had at least one tire that was ...


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