Prometeon launches tyre range for electric buses

Prometeon Tyre Group is releasing a new range of tyres designed to support the extra load capacity of electric buses.

The group says the new tyre, the MC:01 e-Urban, offers an increased load capacity up to eight tonnes per axle and features up to 10 per cent lower rolling resistance than its predecessor, ranking it as the best in class with energy efficiency class B.

The new generation tyre is marked M+S and 3PMSF and reaches B class for wet grip, delivering high performance level in winter conditions and it is suitable for the equipment of all axles.

The optimised sidewall and structure design allow extra load capacity, while enhancing tyre retreadability. The mould profile and the new tread pattern geometry are conceived to ensure great traction and to resist pavement shocks throughout all of its lifespan, taking into account the high torques of electric engines.

Alexandre Bregantim, Prometeon chief technical officer, says: “We have succeeded in developing the new Pirelli branded MC:01TM e-Urban, with such outstanding performances thanks to the latest Prometeon technology innovations, applied to tread pattern, structure and compound.”