Automakers and commercial vehicle manufacturers are not alone in having to change their processes in response to the new era of electric mobility. Tire manufacturers also need to come up with new development concepts to accommodate this new form of propelling force!
Continental, a leading supplier of autonomous vehicle technologies, has responded by partnering with a leading manufacturer of electric buses. VDL Bus & Coach jointly developed initial prototype tires with Continental engineers. These tires are currently being tested at Continental’s Contidrom proving grounds.
Tires for electric buses require other considerations, above and beyond those experiences in previous EV projects. Tires for electric buses must meet the same safety requirements as tires for combustion engine buses and deliver the same mileage.
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