Bridgestone Unveils ECOPIA EP300:
For Eco-conscious Drivers Who Want It All
New eco-tyre features improved fuel efficiency, superior wet grip and extended wear life
SINGAPORE, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 20 years of experience in developing state of the art techonologies and technical know-how to design high performing eco-oriented products, Bridgestone is proud to unveil the new Passenger Radial ECOPIA EP300 Tyre. EP300 is positioned as next generation eco-tyre that offers low rolling resistance and superior wet grip performance while delivering an extended wear life. Through the innovative design concept and engineering solutions adopted, EP300 revolutionizes and redefines the concept of an eco-tyre by bringing it to the next level as embodied in its tagline "When You Want It All". Demanding Drivers that "Want it all" have now available in the market a product that will fully meet their expectations.
Inherent in the ECOPIA family, EP300 is tested and proven to achieve significant fuel savings of up to 2 liters1 every full tank compared with conventional tyres. In tests comparing EP300 to previous ECOPIA generation2, the results demonstrate that the new techonologies and design concept adopted for EP300 help to achieve an improved fuel savings, while offering drivers additional travelling distance of up to 11.2 km3 per tank and a superior wet grip performance for a safer drive on wet asphalt.
"Most drivers desire a way to achieve better fuel efficiency that translates into fuel savings. However, despite how careful drivers can be on the accelerator, if a vehicle is not equipped with the optimum eco-tyres, achieving good fuel efficiency and economy will be a challenge," commented Tai Kawasaki, Managing Director of Bridgesone Asia Pacific Technical Center. "With the new ECOPIA EP300, we aim to bring drivers the best possible return from their vehicles while allowing them to do their part for the environment, as lower rolling resistance brings reduced CO2 emissions."
EP300's low rolling resistance brings fuel efficiency to the next level. This contributes to daily fuel savings and less CO2 emissions, reducing the vehicle's environmental footprint.
Compared to previous ECOPIA generation, EP300 offers even further savings by traveling up to an additional up to 11.2 km per full tank.
Superior Wet Grip
EP300 features enhanced NanoPro-Tech TM with a new polymer that provides enhanced wet grip due to an increased contact area that grips wet road surfaces with higher frictional force at the micro-level.
In addition, the new tread pattern contributes to anti-hydroplaning performance, better handling and reduced noise.
Deeper lug depth on the tyre shoulder is designed to strengthen durability and increase wear resistance. EP300 features new tread design to better control tyre deformation and provide long lasting tyre life through a uniform wear pattern.
¹ Figure shown is calculated based on the test results by TUV Rheinland Chassis Dynometer Test according to UNECE-R83 and UNECE-R101. Vehicle: Toyota Camry 2.0G, Tyre Product: Firestone TZ700 Tyre Size: 215/60R16, Inflation Pressure: 230 kpa, Drive Condition: Urban (City). Actual savings may vary based on driving, road conditions, load and proper tyre maintenance.
² Previous ECOPIA generation refers to ECOPIA EP200.
³ Figure shown is calculated based on the test results by TUV Rheinland Chassis Dynometer Test according to UNECE-R83 and UNECE-R101. Vehicle: Toyota Camry 2.0G, Tyre Product: ECOPIA EP200 Tyre Size: 215/60R16, Inflation Pressure: 230 kpa, Drive Condition: Urban (City). Actual additional travelling distance gained may vary based on driving, road condition, load and proper tyre maintenance.
*All tests referred to in 1 & 3 were conducted using the same test driver.
Advanced Tread Pattern Design
ECOPIA EP300 is available in 32 different sizes and will be available progressively in Asia Pacific markets soon.
For more information, please visit your local Bridgestone dealers.
Global CSR Commitment
In line with Bridgestone's refined global CSR commitment "Our Way to Serve", ECOPIA EP300 supports the Environment by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. In addition, EP300 enhances the concept of Mobility by providing a more sustainable way to support the way people move, live, work and play.
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest tyre and rubber company. In addition to tyres for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.
In the Asia Pacific region, Bridgestone locates its regional headquarters in Singapore, overseeing the operations of tyre production and sales facilities, as well as supplying its products across more than 25 over countries in the region. Bridgestone Asia Pacific plays a key role in facilitating this large and growing market as it contributes significantly to the entire Bridgestone Group.
SOURCE: Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd