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Continental embarks on 35-country roadshow

Continental is embarking on a 15,000 kilometre roadshow across 35 European countries to showcasing its commercial vehicle tyre offering to fleet managers.

The roadshow will start on 2nd May heading first to Latvia and then will continue to Poland via Estonia and Lithuania. Truck driver Ronny Nittmann, who works for the Hanover haulage company Böhm, will be driving the roadshow truck the length and breadth of Europe, clocking up some 15,000km (9,300 miles) in the process.

Ronny Nittmann

The 42-year-old will report on his experiences during his travels in a roadshow blog that will accompany the two-year tour.

Here, haulage contractors, fleet managers, transport planners and fellow truck drivers can find the roadshow’s current ports of call, along with handy information on transport and logistics in the various countries.

Experts will share their expertise on truck, bus and van tyres, fleet management and tachographs, while also discussing the prospects for electric mobility in commercial vehicles.

Also catching a ride will be Swiss company Designwerk, a Continental innovation partner and expert in electric commercial vehicles. The latest electric truck model from Designwerk – the High Cab Semi 6x2T – will be in action on some legs of the roadshow to demonstrate its considerable range.

The Continental roadshow truck will highlight the new Conti Hybrid tyre line, recently awarded the Red Dot Award 2023 in the product design category and is getting the ball rolling for Generation 5 tyres. It’s said to offer an increase in mileage of as much as 20 per cent over the preceding generation.

The Conti Hybrid HS5 and HD5 models will be available in all common sizes by the end of 2023.

The roadshow truck will also be exhibiting the recently launched Conti VanContact Ultra, designed for last-mile deliveries.