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Continental expands EcoPlus truck tyre range

Following the launch of the updated Conti EcoPlus HS3+ and Conti EcoPlus HD3+ tyres over the past year, the updated Conti EcoPlus HT3+ tyre for the trailer axle now completes Continental’s third generation of this eco-friendly tyre range.

The tyre maker says it employed innovative rubber compounds and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques to make further improvements to the tried-and-tested Conti EcoPlus HT3+ long-distance transport tyre. Its performance has been optimised in terms of both rolling resistance and mileage.

As a result, the tyre promises “outstanding fuel efficiency” whilst also offering “excellent retreadability”, according to Continental.

Meanwhile, the new 3PMSF marking indicates the tyre’s safety credentials for all weathers, including tricky snow or ice-affected road conditions. It also offers the best possible grip in the wet, as confirmed by the EU tyre label’s A rating for this characteristic.

With the updated Conti EcoPlus HT3+, Continental states it’s offering its fleet customers a long-distance transport tyre that achieves “remarkable” fuel efficiency. The tread’s two-layer construction and the improved rubber compounds for both the tread and sidewall have made it possible to further reduce rolling resistance while increasing mileage. This is mainly down to the refined production process featuring Fuel Saving Edge technology and an optimised sipe pattern.

The new groove geometry distributes pressure across the entire tread more effectively, resulting in uniform wear. This prevents the occurrence of one-sided wear or damage to the casing, preserving tyre retreadability.

“We have now completed our product line for emissions-conscious fleet operators with the arrival of the Conti EcoPlus HT3+,” says Hinnerk Kaiser, head of tyre development at Continental. “This robust, long-lasting and fuel-saving truck tire helps our fleet customers to make their long-distance transport logistics more sustainable.”