Bridgestone Launches First Tyre for EV Buses
With the rapid growth of electric commercial vehicles, the Bridgestone R192E tyre offers ultra-low rolling resistance and high load capacity, increasing daily ranges and maximizing vehicle operation on a single charge while remaining compatible with all bus types. Electric buses will play a crucial role in eliminating city-center emissions and traffic congestion, which is why Bridgstone is proud to introduce the first Bridgestone commercial tyre developed for electric buses.
Bridgestone R192E is not only an innovative tyre solution, but also intends in taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to a more sustainable world through its products, services and solutions. Efficient and sustainable movement of people and goods is expected to continue to drive electrification among mass transit fleets, further accelerating EV bus adoption. Emissions regulations and the global depletion of oil reserves are also contributing to the growth of the electric commercial vehicle market, which is estimated to increase from 185,000 units in 2020 to nearly 680,000 units by 2026.
When the Bridgestone R192E is paired with Bandag retreads, it can contribute to the improvement of a fleet’s performance while maximising its positive environmental impact. Retreading has been proven to help increase fuel efficiency, extend the life of a casing, and optimise tyre performance which can save fleets millions of dollars annually.The all-new R192E tyre also aligns with the Bridgestone E8 Commitment which consists of 8 Bridgestone-like values starting with the letter “E” (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment) that Bridgestone has committed to creating together with employees, society, partners and customers to realize a sustainable society.