Yokohama Rubber, Debuts OE, EV Tires, for Mitsubishi Fuso's Latest Model

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Published on
June 16, 2023

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. has begun supplying its RY01C tyres to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation for use as original equipment (OE) on its new model eCanter all-electric light-duty truck, which went on sale in Japan. The first time the company has provided its truck/bus tyres as OE for an EV.

The RY01C: A Tyre Designed for EVs:

Yokohama Rubber's RY01C tyre is a standard rib tyre designed specifically for light trucks. Notably, it was developed with a primary focus on wear resistance. To cater to the unique requirements of EVs, the RY01C has been engineered to excel in areas such as low rolling resistance, superior wear resistance, and excellent wet performance. By meeting these demands, Yokohama Rubber ensures that the RY01C tyre provides the necessary environmental, safety, and handling performance required for the new eCanter.

Contributing to Sustainable Transportation:

Yokohama Rubber's foray into the EV tyre market demonstrates its commitment to meeting diverse logistics needs while simultaneously contributing to environmental management efforts of transportation companies. By providing EV tyres tailored for trucks and buses, Yokohama Rubber aims to assist in the widespread adoption of electric commercial vehicles, fostering a sustainable and eco-friendly transportation ecosystem.

Embracing Technological Advancements:

Yokohama Rubber recognises the importance of incorporating cutting-edge technologies into its tyre manufacturing process. The company is dedicated to producing tyres that meet the evolving demands of the rapidly changing automotive landscape. By engaging with EV makers and gathering feedback, Yokohama Rubber strives to enhance its product lineup and improve the performance of all its tyres to align with the requirements of this dynamic era.

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