Four Yokohama Tires Earn SmartWay Verification - Tire Review Magazine

Four Yokohama Tires Earn SmartWay Verification

Yokohama Tire Corp. said four more of its commercial truck tires have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay list of verified technologies for tires, bringing the total number of the tiremaker’s products that are recognized as “low rolling resistance tires” to seven.

The tires receiving SmartWay status are the 101ZL and 103ZR steer tires, RY587 trailer tires and TY517MC2 drive tires.

The 101ZL and 103ZR steer tires are part of Yokohama’s Zenvironment line, which consists of truck tires that last longer and are more fuel efficient. The 103ZR, at 23/32, is the deepest SmartWay-verified tire. The RY587, which offers premium performance for long-haul trailer applications, delivers a combination of long, even original tread mileage, lower fuel consumption and outstanding durability. The TY517MC2 delivers outstanding traction, long even wear and superior durability while also providing excellent low rolling resistance, according to Yokohama.

“This recognition from the EPA SmartWay program is proof that our technologically-advanced tires help save fuel and protect the environment,” said Takao Oishi, Yokohama president and CEO. “We are proud to be recognized by the EPA for our environmental initiatives, and we look forward to being part of the SmartWay program for years to come.”

Last January, Yokohama’s RY617 steer tire, 703ZL drive tire and RY587MC2 trailer tire became the first three tires for the company to be named “verified low rolling resistance tires,” approved  for use on SmartWay-certified trucks.

Launched in 2004, the SmartWay program identifies products and services that reduce transportation-related emissions, resulting in significant air quality and/or greenhouse gas improvements while maintaining or improving current levels of other emissions and/or pollutants, Yokohama said.

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