The first Continental tyre designed specifically for electric vehicles
The Conti.e.Contact™ has made significant performance improvements in the areas of rolling resistance and noise levels compared to standard tyres. There is estimated to be 2.8 million electric cars registered worldwide by 2020 and Continental aim be at the forefront in tyre development of this evolving market. New sizes such as 195/55R20 are expected to emerge in the future as narrow tyres with a large outer diamater will significantly improve rolling resistance. Nevertheless, as with all Continental products, the Conti.e.Contact™ will be the safest in its segment.
Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Minimal rolling resistance for highest mileage. The Renault Twizzy has been the first vehicle equipped with Conti.eContact tyres in 2011. Also the new Volkswagen eGolf is equipped with Conti.eContact.
Reduced rolling resistance for highest mileage. The Conti.eContact features a completely new design. In addition to a larger outer and rim diameter, which allows the same load capacity with reduced tyre width, it has an optimized sidewall flexing zone with less material, optimized tread depth and rigid ribs, as well as a flat contour. Through the resulting flexible sidewall area and reduced tread movement, the tyre offers optimized rolling resistance for highest mileage.
Unrivalled braking performance and low noise emissions. The tyre's four circumferential grooves offer an even pressure distribution in the footprint. This leads to lower noise emissions. In addition, the high number of lateral sipes and no lateral grooves create a reduced acoustic excitation and an optimal 'wiper-effect'. Thus, the noise emission is further reduced and the braking distance in the wet shortened.
Aerodynamic sidewall design with golf ball structure. The sidewall's smooth off-shoulder design, which is aerodynamically optimized, features less edges so as to avoid air turbulence. This results in reduced fuel consumption.
Since 1st November, 2012 all tyres made after 1st July, 2012 must show the European Tyre Label.
The European Union has developed this new provision to promote economic and ecological efficiency and ensure road safety.
Disadvantages The Tyre Label can provide an overview and give the customer more transparency, but it only covers three criteria. For an extensive evaluation of a tyre, however, far more performance characteristics are relevant. Especially in the search for suitable winter tyres the test results from different test institutions such as the ADAC are much more stringent.
We'd like to point out that it is the manufacturer that labels the tyre and provides us with this information. If you do not find the label values, either the manufacturer did not inform us of the label, or the product was manufactured before July, 2012. Before that date, tyres had not yet been required to carry a label, so in some cases it is possible to purchase a tyre without a Tyre Label.
The tyres are classified in terms of three performance characteristics:
• Fuel Efficiency (letters A to G)
• Wet Grip (letters A to G)
• External Noise
Finally, it is the driver that determines the fuel consumption. In order to reduce this over the long-term, by being careful during acceleration drivers can become more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious.
Regularly checking tyre pressure helps to improve rolling resistance, reduces energy loss, and supports optimum adhesion in wet conditions. To reduce the risk of accidents and ensure your and the safety of other road users, always keep a reasonable distance.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm
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The classification in terms of fuel efficiency is divided into seven classes, from the A-class (the highest) to G-class (the
lowest). A tyre in the A-class consumes 0.1 litres less at 100km than a tyre in the B-class. An essential component for fuel
efficiency is the rolling resistance or rolling friction.
Rolling resistance is the force that opposes motion. It is formed, for example, when a wheel is rolling. Rolling resistance depends not only on the geometry but also on the properties of the material.
Average Average value is between C-E. Class D is not used.
It shows how efficient the vehicle can brake on wet roads. Wet grip is an important feature especially with summer tyres.
Class A has the highest safety and the shortest braking distances. Class F has low security and the longest braking distance.
The wet grip classes are based on test driving on wet roads with a speed of approximately 80 km/h. The difference between the braking distance of the tyres is 3-5 feet per grade. E.g., the difference in braking distance between Class A and Class F are up to 18 metres.
Average The average value of the tyres is between class B-E. Class D and G is not used.
The symbol indicates the external rolling noise in decibels and as a 3 class sound wave symbol to clarify whether the tire can
keep the recommended level. External rolling noise does not correspond to tyre noise inside the compartment.
A continuous sound level above 80 decibel can cause health problems.
Three sound waves symbolize the worst results. These are the tyres that exceed the maximum limit of approval. A symbol of 2 sound waves have noise level that corresponds with the approved sound level. Tyres that are marked with 1 sound wave are over three decibel quieter than the approval.