The city bus market is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Electrification, autonomy and accessibility, including on-demand services, are revolutionising urban mobility. Goodyear has launched a new tyre to provide a solution for operators seeking to maximise the efficiency of their current fleet and prepare for the future; the UrbanMax MCA HL + is an all-position tyre with high-load structure, enabling the 8-tonne axle load capacity required by modern electric or hybrid buses.
Goodyear has become the sole tyre supplier to Newport Bus, the city of Newport’s principal bus operator. The fleet of nearly 100 buses, with 45 services covering a network of 200 square miles, will be fitted with Goodyear UrbanMax MCA and MCD Traction tyres. Scott Pearson, managing director at Newport Bus, says: “We were impressed with the UrbanMax product, in particular its durability and all season capability. However what really clinched it for us was the service offer from TruckForce.”