Apr 27, 2021

Bridgestone to supply tires for long-range solar-electric car

Bridgestone is to supply the Lightyear One solar-electric project with its lightweight ENLITEN technology in the form of its Turanza Eco tires. The company hopes the tires, engineered specifically for the vehicle, will make a significant efficiency contribution to maintain battery life, maximize the range of the car and reduce its environmental impact.

The partnership between Netherlands-based Lightyear and Bridgestone comes as the tire manufacturer seeks to demonstrate its progress in delivering advanced solutions in the sustainable mobility sector.

Dubbed the world’s first long-range solar-electric vehicle, the Lightyear One will hit test tracks in Q2 of 2021, and then become commercially available by the end of the year.

Source: Tire Technology International

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