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    Motorsports: Nissan, Michelin working on special eco tires for ZEOD RC
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    As Nissan neared completion of its ZEOD RC electric racer, the automaker approached Michelin with a challenge: make us some racing tires with low rolling resistance that also have a high level of grip. Nissan wanted the tires for it ZEOD RC (Zero Emission on Demand Racing Car) electric car, ...

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    Official: Michelin tires help green up Yellowstone National Park
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    Yellowstone National Park's most famous attraction is called "Old Faithful." Now, Michelin says its tires make their own claim to dependability inside the oldest national park in the US. Indeed, the tiremaker has donated more than 1,400 tires to the National Park Service since 2008, enough so ...

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    Video: Yokohama HER-02 trying for another EV climb record at Pikes Peak
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    Japanese tire company Yokohama is entering its HER-02 electric vehicle in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the goal of once again setting an electric-vehicle record for the Colorado race. Ikuo Hanawa will again be behind the wheel of the EV, which will be equipped with Yokohama's ...

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    Official: Tesla adds $6,500 'Performance Plus' option to Model S; adds range, improves handling
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    Tesla Motors is adding a special performance package for its all-electric Model S that not only will add miles of single-charge range, but will make sure those miles aren't driven sideways. The automaker is charging $6,500 for its new "Performance Plus" option, which includes wider rear tires, ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf fast charges through 10 European countries
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    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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    Motorsports: GreenGT H2 rolls on Dunlop tires designed for hydrogen racer
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    If you've been waiting awhile to see the GreenGT motorsport race car make it to race tracks, you can wave the flag next year. What started out as a black and white electric racer in 2009 – then got green accents in 2010 and 2011 – has now become the GreenGT H2, a hydrogen fuel ...

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    Official: Goodyear turning to soy to make longer lasting tires
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    Goodyear Tire and Rubber is working on a new technology that can help make its tires less expensive to produce and last longer and it involves something that the U.S. has plenty of – soybeans. Goodyear researchers have found that using soybean oil in the manufacturing process can extend ...

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    Official: Bridgestone ratchets up "One Team, One Planet Spent" tire-recycling program
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    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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    Report: Continental's Conti.eContract tires are all dressed up for electric vehicles
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    Continental will start selling a line of tires geared specifically for electric vehicles this year that will be designed to limit road friction and boost energy efficiency, Green Car Congress reports. Continental's Conti.eContract tire will be sold in n sizes (125/80R13 and 145/40R13) later ...

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    Bridgestone adds more sizes to fuel-saving Ecopia EP422 tire lineup
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    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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    Why spare tires may soon fall prey to better fuel efficiency
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    Once upon a time, all vehicles came with a spare tire. Be it a donut or a full-size spare, vehicles left the assembly line ready to tackle the U.S.' potholed-roads. Now, most vehicles come with either run-flat tires or some sort of tire inflation system, similar to the Chevy Cruze Eco's inflator ...

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    Chevy Cruze Eco uses Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires for "hybrid-like" fuel economy
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    With the national average gas prices inching to nearly $4 a gallon ($3.96 today), efforts to boost the fuel economy of new vehicle models are heating up. Take, for example, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. General Motors' tire development engineers worked with tire manufacturers to develop what ...

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    Countdown to Earth Day: Need tires? Save fuel with low-rolling resistance tires
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    Let's say that your vehicle's tires are nearing the end of their useful life. Looks like you're in need of standard replacement tires then, right? Well, instead of opting for a conventional tire you could save fuel by picking up a set of low-rolling resistance tires. Low-rolling resistance tires ...

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    Turning old tires into new fuel
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    Pneumatic tires, the rubbers that adorn virtually every car, have proven to be extremely problematic to recycle. Apart from playground flooring, rubberized mulch, running tracks and footwear, finding feasible ways to reuse or earth-friendly methods to dispose of spent tires has been difficult. ...

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    Bridgestone launches Ecopia low-rolling resistance tire for tractor trailers
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    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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    Video: Michelin uses truly disturbing puppets to talk about importance of tire pressure
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    Michelin uses puppets to explain tire pressure – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We're all about supporting PSAs that spread the good word about proper automobile maintenance, but this is just creepy. Michelin has tapped the Puppet Broadcasting Company to create a video that ...

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    CamberTire could increase MPGs, improve handling
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    If you have even a passing interest in sportscars, you may have noticed something suspicious about your favorite speed machine's tires. Typically, manufactures build a certain amount of negative camber (tipping the top of a wheel inward) into the suspensions of their sportscars. This allows the ...

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    California looking to classify tires by rolling resistance?
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    Low rolling resistance tires have been increasingly used to help manufacturers improve EPA efficiency ratings. While the specialty rubber used to be found mostly on hybrids, it is starting to find its way onto other vehicles as well, like gas-engined Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs.According ...

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    The European Union is studying green label for tires
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    The EU is readying legislation that will label tires according to their impact on the environment. The idea is to create a label that would spot three values, two of them inspired by current energy efficiency ratings of domestic appliances: The first value, using letters from A to G will refer ...

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    Tire pressure monitoring systems to become mandatory in the EU
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    The European Union is set to make tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) mandatory in 2012. This measure is intended to not only improve vehicle safety, but also to reduce CO2 emissions. Only correctly inflated tires run with the intended low rolling resistance and hence deliver maximum fuel ...

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