Bridgestone Launches Ecopia H002

Ecopia H002

Bridgestone has announced the launch of its latest generation of fuel-efficient Ecopia tyres.

Ecopia H002 to be Available in September

Applying an innovative pattern concept and newly developed compound technology, the new Ecopia H002 tyres enable long haul fleets to reduce their total cost of ownership through best-in-class fuel efficiency – with no compromise on mileage. They also achieve outstanding wet-weather performance and offer year-round convenience through full compliance with European winter legislations.

The new Ecopia H002 tyres are claimed to achieve best in class fuel efficiency through an EU label A-A-A grade combination in steer, drive and trailer. By using new Ecopia tyres on steer, drive, trailer axles, an average long-haul fleet would be able to make more than a €200,000 saving per year on fuel costs and reduce their CO2 emissions by 546 tonnes per year, says Bridgestone.

Alongside the benefits in fuel efficiency, the latest generation of Ecopia tyres are also designed to keep trucks going and drivers safe in highly challenging wet-weather conditions. The tyres offer best in class wet traction that is claimed to outperform all competitors – as tested and proven by TÜV SÜD. The new Ecopia also achieved outstanding ratings for wet grip, with a EU label B-B-B grade combination in steer, drive and trailer.

The new Ecopia generation is also fully winter ready with 3PMSF and M+S markings available in all positions throughout the vehicle.

The new Ecopia H002 will be launched in September 2018 with 315/70R22.5 steer/drive and 385/55R22.5 trailer, with four more products available by the end of 2018. The full line-up, including the 60” series, will be completed in 2019 to cover all main long-haul sizes.

The new Ecopia range is the latest initiative in Bridgestone’s holistic approach to maximising the fuel efficiency of its fleet customers. Combined with Bandag’s fuel-smart retread line FuelTech, the tyre monitoring system Tirematics and the comprehensive tyre management service for commercial fleets, Total Tyre Care, Ecopia H002 aims to provide customers with peace of mind as they look to reduce operational costs.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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