Conti EcoPlus HT3+ Contributing to Green Fleet Management


The Conti EcoPlus tyre family is a reliable choice for fleet operators seeking to minimise real-life fleet costs and cut CO2 emissions.

New Updates for Trailer Axles

These truck tyres are designed to deliver genuine fuel savings and a guaranteed high mileage. It is also an excellent contributor to sustainable logistics for long-distance transport. Following the launch of the updated Conti EcoPlus HS3+ and Conti EcoPlus HD3+ tyres over the past year, the updated Conti EcoPlus HT3+ tyre for the trailer axle now completes Continental’s third generation of the eco-friendly tyre family. The innovative rubber compounds and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques are to make further improvements to the tried-and-tested Conti EcoPlus HT3+ long-distance transport tyre.

Its performance has been optimised in terms of both rolling resistance and mileage. As a result, the tyre promises outstanding fuel efficiency whilst and also offering excellent retreadability. Meanwhile, the new 3PMSF marking indicates the tyre’s safety credentials for all weathers, including tricky snow or ice-affected road conditions. It also offers the best possible grip in the wet, as confirmed by the EU tyre label’s A rating. All in all, this tyre is the ideal choice for keeping actual overall fleet costs to a minimum.

With the updated Conti EcoPlus HT3+, Continental is offering its fleet customers a long-distance transport tyre that achieves remarkable fuel efficiency. The tread’s two-layer construction and the improved rubber compounds for both the tread and sidewall have made it possible to further reduce rolling resistance while increasing mileage. This is mainly down to the refined production process featuring Fuel Saving Edge technology and an optimised sipe pattern. The new groove geometry distributes pressure across the entire tread more effectively, resulting in uniform wear. This prevents the occurrence of one-sided wear or damage to the casing, preserving tyre retreadability.

Fuel-efficient commercial vehicles are good for both fleet expenditure and the environment. The impact of rolling resistance on fuel consumption can be as high as 30 per cent, so it is a key lever for tyre developers. Rolling resistance is also one of the parameters used by the Vecto simulation tool for calculating a truck’s fuel efficiency. Vecto and the EU regulation governing emissions performance continue to be key issues for the transport industry which has been well documented, needs to achieve a drastic cut in its CO2 emissions by 2030.

In order to increase transparency in the tyre selection process, Continental has come up with a CO2 and fuel calculator based on the Vecto simulation tool. This calculator allows fleet operators to see how much they can reduce their emissions and fuel consumption by with the right selection of Continental tyres. Operating profile, tyre design, tyre pressure and rolling resistance combine to make a decisive difference to how much fuel a fleet consumes and how much could be saved. This would be a crucial consideration at present with fuel prices at an all-time high.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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