Bridgestone has announced the launch of its Bridgestone Duravis Van tyre.
Duravis Van Tyre, Enhanced Performance
This new summer tyre for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) provides enhanced efficiency during daily operating conditions. The Bridgestone Duravis Van is designed to minimise downtime, contributing to reducing total cost of ownership, making it especially convenient for professionals who want to optimise tyre management.
The EV-ready Bridgestone Duravis Van has been developed to meet customer demands and boost business efficiency. According to tests carried out by independent TÜV SÜD, the new Bridgestone Duravis Van tyre offers an outstanding mileage for extended tyre life as well as enhanced dry and wet braking performances. The Bridgestone Duravis Van also achieves the highest EU label rating for wet grip.Compared to its predecessor, the Duravis R660, the Bridgestone Duravis Van delivers a 21% improvement in rolling resistance, securing an EU label Grade B for rolling resistance in most sizes. This means greater fuel/energy efficiency, which translates to enhanced fuel savings or extended battery range for businesses.
The new Bridgestone Duravis Van is the result of many pioneering technologies including the ENLITEN Technology. This set of technologies provide an enhanced tyre performance, while delivering sustainability benefits thanks to the tyre’s outstanding mileage and increased fuel/energy efficiency.
The Bridgestone Duravis Van presents various innovations including a new symmetric tread pattern, cavity crown optimisation, and new sipes design and void distribution. Innovative mixing also improves chemical reaction control, balancing the reinforcing mechanism and rolling resistance. The new Bridgestone Duravis Van is suitable for both Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) and electric vehicles (EV). Specifically for EV drivers, the Bridgestone Duravis Van’s higher wear tolerance counters the increased weight and higher torque of EVs, while its low rolling resistance saves battery life. Compared to its predecessor, the Bridgestone Duravis Van tyre also delivers decreased noise for EV driver comfort owing to the near silence of EV engines — offering a reduction of 2db3 in pass-by noise, earning it an EU label A grade.
Committed to Sustainable Solutions
The Bridgestone Duravis Van was developed using Bridgestone’s Virtual Tyre Development technology. This means a digital version of an in-development tyre can be created and tested, helping Bridgestone to predict how a tyre will perform in different conditions before physically building prototypes. The Bridgestone Duravis Van tyre will be available in 26 sizes from January 2023 onwards and will also be included in Bridgestone's new Fleetcare mobility solution offerings to enable fleets to be more efficient.