Bridgestone Ecopia OE on Nissan Leaf
Deliveries of the Nissan Leaf – the vehicle recently crowned European Car of the Year 2011 – have begun in Europe, and Bridgestone reports that models of this all-electric car sold here and in Japan will be supplied with its Ecopia tyres as original equipment. The tyre maker will supply its Ecopia EP150 in size 205/55R16 91V. This fitment is part of a larger Ecopia EP150 line-up Bridgestone announced in January; the range is now available to fit a wide range of compact and mid-sized passenger cars with 14 to 16-inch rim sizes in 55 to 65 series.
Bridgestone also highlights the Ecopia EP150’s performance in recent tests carried out by the German motorists’ association ADAC. In its summer tyre tests, published at the end of February, the ADAC evaluated 16 tyre brands in size 195/65 R15 (fitted to a Skoda Octavia). The association evaluated the EP150 as “very recommendable” and found it to be “a very well balanced summer tyre; good in all safety-related criteria.”
Going forward, Bridgestone says it will continue working to bolster its Ecopia product portfolio, roll it out globally and increase the Ecopia range’s use as original equipment.