Tag: winter tyres

Apollo Vredestein wins emergency services tyre supply contracts

Apollo Vredestein wins emergency services tyre supply contracts

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein has been selected as tyre supplier for Lowland Rescue and Kent Central Ambulance services. The services join Medi 4 Ambulance Service in using the manufacturer’s products on their fleets.

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Test World opens newly expanded indoor proving ground

Test World opens newly expanded indoor proving ground

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Test World officially opened additional new indoor test facilities at its Ivalo, Finland operation on 27 March 2019, signalling the culminating of that latest part of a multi-million-euro series of investments in Test World. The recently constructed indoor facilities increase Test World’s capacity for year-round cold weather testing, allowing for simultaneous testing on snow, ice, and wet and dry asphalt, 365 days a year.

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Nokian releasing new flagship winter range for 2019/20

Nokian releasing new flagship winter range for 2019/20

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Spring is in the air, and perversely this is perfect time to announce a new winter tyre. Nokian Tyres has shared details of the Nokian WR Snowproof, a range it will release in European markets in time for winter 2019/20.

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Test World wins Tire Industry Supplier of the Year Award again

Test World wins Tire Industry Supplier of the Year Award again

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Test World has won the ‘Tire Industry Supplier of the Year’ award at the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2019. According to the company, the win recognises continued investment in Test World, with expanded indoor test facilities due to be officially opened during a ceremony on the 27 March.

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Updated EU tyre label to include snow and ice grip information

Updated EU tyre label to include snow and ice grip information

8th March 2019 | 0 Comments

On 4 March 2019 the European Union adopted its negotiating position on the introduction of the next phase of its European Tyre Labelling legislation. In short, the EU is updating its rules in order to add information on snow and ice grip and raise the prominence of labels for consumers. At the same time there are plans to broaden the scope of tyre labelling to include wear/mileage performance once suitable testing methods have been found.

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Pirelli launches P Zero Winter

Pirelli launches P Zero Winter

6th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has premiered its new P Zero Winter at the Geneva Motor Show, along with the Track Adrenaline system, a new ‘Elect’ EV-orientated sidewall marking and an update on its Color Edition tyres as original equipment.

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Pirelli launches ‘studly’ tyre for icy winter conditions

Pirelli launches ‘studly’ tyre for icy winter conditions

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Studded tyres are just a niche market in the UK, but for anyone requiring automotive footwear that’s raring to go when snow and ice builds up, Pirelli has launched a tyre that may do the trick. Called the Ice Zero 2, the studded tyre is aimed at the high value segment.

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Bridgestone launches Blizzak LM005 winter tyre with A-grade wet grip

Bridgestone launches Blizzak LM005 winter tyre with A-grade wet grip

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has launched its newest winter tyre, the Blizzak LM005. Continuing from the LM001 which heralded a new generation of the manufacturer’s cold weather rubber, the Blizzak LM005 features a new tread pattern and the tyre-maker’s new Nano Pro-tech compound. These developments have helped Bridgestone produce a tyre to compare favourably with existing market competitors in snow and ice braking and wet grip, according to tests conducted by independent testing institute TÜV SÜD.

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Pirelli Ice Zero 2 studded tyres take bow at World Skiing Championships in Sweden

Pirelli Ice Zero 2 studded tyres take bow at World Skiing Championships in Sweden

7th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s new Ice Zero 2 studded winter tyre has been introduced in an exclusive preview on the roads of the World Skiing Championships at Are, Sweden, an event for which Pirelli is the main sponsor. Pirelli is also equipping the Audi e-tron cars used by the event organisers, and for featured “ice-driving experiences”, with Ice Zero FR and Ice Zero 2 rubber. The Ice Zero 2 is designed to meet the mobility needs of top of the range cars on Nordic and Russian roads. It will be launched officially on the icy roads of Pirelli’s proving ground at Flurheden in Swedish Lapland.

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Two-thirds of UK consumers against winter tyres

Two-thirds of UK consumers against winter tyres

28th January 2019 | 0 Comments

67 per cent of drivers don’t think winter tyres are worth the investment, according to an online poll conducted by Co-op Insurance on 25 January 2019. The Twitter-based poll received votes from 4,084 individuals and a stream of interesting comments on the subject followed.

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X One Wholesale fleet to run on Yokohama winter van tyre

X One Wholesale fleet to run on Yokohama winter van tyre

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

X One Wholesale has fitted its fleet of delivery vehicles with Yokohama’s W*Drive WY01 winter tyre. The leading European logistics business, which guarantees its customers timed deliveries no matter the weather conditions, chose the winter tyre to ensure full mobility and safety this winter.

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Cooper Tires becomes title sponsor, supplier of RallyX on Ice

Cooper Tires becomes title sponsor, supplier of RallyX on Ice

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe has become the presenting sponsor to the RallyX on Ice Festival. The festival takes place over three rounds between 18 and 23 March 2019 in Åre, Sweden. The championship will be known as “RallyX on Ice presented by Cooper Tires”.

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Electric Audi e-tron SUV to run on Bridgestone tyres as original equipment

Electric Audi e-tron SUV to run on Bridgestone tyres as original equipment

18th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Audi has selected Bridgestone as its tyre supplier for the release of its first all-electric SUV, the Audi e-tron. The companies agreed a list of characteristics required to highlight the specifications of the new model. The e-tron boasts fast acceleration, high comfort, very low noise, and high levels of safety without dropping performance. Bridgestone will supply six different tyres sized between 19 and 21 inches, four summer and two winter tyres, as original equipment. The manufacturer has emphasised the original equipment channel recently, achieving "more than 120 OE fitments" in EMEA during 2018, a result it labelled its best ever.

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Expeditions7 crosses Greenland glacier on Nokian Hakkapeliitta tyres

Expeditions7 crosses Greenland glacier on Nokian Hakkapeliitta tyres

16th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Icelandic-American expedition team Expeditions7 when drove from the southern coast of Greenland to the land’s northernmost spot and back. One of the team’s special vehicles built by Arctic Trucks was equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta 44 tyres, which are tailored what the Finnish tyre maker calls “real winter”. On the slowest legs of the journey, the vehicles could only manage 10 kilometres per hour and the lowest recorded temperatures were -40 degrees Celsius!

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Does winter driving make you anxious? – Nokian shares driving tips for the inexperienced

Does winter driving make you anxious? – Nokian shares driving tips for the inexperienced

18th December 2018 | 0 Comments

The most challenging driving season is ahead of us, and the arrival of winter makes many of us uneasy about driving. Statistically, inexperienced drivers are many times more likely to have a traffic accident, but even newcomers can enjoy driving when their car and tyres are in good condition.

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