Bridgstone Develops Bespoke Turanza Eco Tyres for the Škoda Enyaq IV Electric SUV

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Bridgstone
Published on
August 12, 2022

Bridgestone has developed tyres with its ground-breaking ENLITEN Technology for the all-electric koda Enyaq iV as part of an ongoing cooperation with koda. ENLITEN Technology reduces tyre weight and rolling resistance while improving handling and wet grip on the Enyaq.

Bridgestone developed Turanza Eco tyres with ENLITEN Technology to fulfil koda's stringent criteria for handling, wear, efficiency, and lifespan, reducing tyre rolling resistance by up to 30% and weight by up to 20%[1], allowing the Enyaq iV to deliver up to 529km of electric range. ENLITEN Technology tyres are also lighter, using up to 2kg fewer raw materials per tyre.

Following the Audi Q4 e-tron, Volkswagen ID.3/ID.4/ID.5, and Cupra Born, the koda Enyaq iV is the next in a line of VW Group electric cars to have tyres with ENLITEN Technology. Turanza Eco tyres with ENLITEN Technology are offered in 18, 19, 20, and 21 inch sizes for the Enyaq iV.

Bridgestone also used its patented Virtual Tyre Development technology to create the tyres for the Enyaq iV, which minimises the need for physical testing and the quantity of prototype tyres. In general, virtual tyre development makes tyre development more sustainable, efficient, precise, and adaptable by reducing raw material consumption and CO2 emissions during the development phase by up to 60% and accelerating time to market by up to 50%.

The Koda Enyaq iV embodies many of the principles outlined in the Bridgestone E8 Commitment and is efficient, sustainable, and enjoyable to drive. The Bridgestone E8 Commitment, with its eight focal areas of Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment, guides the company's strategic priorities, decision-making, and sustainability initiatives across all sectors of its business and operations.

Bridgestone is pleased to be working with koda to hasten the transition to an electric future since it sees electric mobility as a tremendous potential to lower CO2 emissions and to help design a more sustainable future of mobility for everybody. Around 11% of Bridgestone EMIA's whole OE line-up for passenger automobiles now include EV tyres, up from just 4% in 2019. In 2024, this number is anticipated to exceed 20%.

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