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Hybrid Electric Vehicles Fuel Efficiency with Low-Rolling Resistance Tires

Hybrid Electric Vehicles Fuel Efficiency with Low-Rolling Resistance Tires

All car manufacturers must pay special attention to fuel efficiency, especially as the world shifts its focus towards more “green” modes of transportation. However, several other details seem to get more attention when designing electric vehicles. To enable maximum fuel efficiency, manufacturers ensure that the gas engine and electric motor combination is correct as well as the overall weight and aerodynamics of the vehicle. Factors such as these play significant roles in hybrid vehicle fuel efficiency, but there is one thing that the vehicle service industry needs to pay attention to – tires. Hybrids have been rolling off the assembly line for many years now sporting special low rolling resistance tires. “What are low-rolling resistance tires and how can they help me to save fuel?” is the question you’re probably dying to ask. Simply put, a low-rolling resistance tire is a tire made from a harder rubber than a regular tire. Being made of a harder ... read more

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