Bridgestone Ecopia EP001 S – First tires with highest “A/A” rating

On October, 1st, 2012 on the European market tires Bridgestone Ecopia EP001S which received the higher rating of “AA” on new European system of identification mark will be presented.

Tires Bridgestone Ecopia EP001S have already been presented in Japan where they received the maximum ratings for profitability and clutch on a wet surface, on Japanese system of identification mark – “AAA-a”. It is Literally in a week Bridgestone declared that new tires received a rating “A/A” and by new rules of the European Union, and in October of this year of the tire appear in the European market. In Japan tires will be exhausted on August, 1st in size 195/65R15, and the official European premiere takes place on the Parisian showroom of this year in October. Bridgestone also declared that since July, 1st of this year the majority of the passenger car tires realized in Europe, will be supplied by the new labels informing on clutch on wet road, swing resistance and noise level. Since November, 1st, 2012 new identification mark becomes obligatory for all tires in the European market.

Bridgestone reminds that on labels it will be specified only three key characteristics of tires whereas actually it is much more of them. For this reason at purchase of tires it is necessary to pay attention to such parameters as braking on dry road, a road-holding ability, wear resistance etc., and if to speak about winter tire covers, to key factors roadability and braking efficiency on snow and ice are added. Besides, it is told in statement Bridgestone, buyers should remember that some characteristics are in the direct conflict to other parameters. For example, there is a traditional problem of balance between clutch on a wet surface for which the increase in a friction with road, and fuel efficiency for which it is necessary to reduce a friction at swings is required. «Thanks to our newest technologies, such as NanoPro-Tech, we could resolve similar conflicts and develop the tires which have received estimations“ AA ”on new system of identification mark of EU, – the general director and the president of European compartment Bridgestone Frank Annunziato declared. – We extremely are proud of that Bridgestone became one of the first companies which have declared release on the European market of tires with a rating“ AA ”. On July, 1st, 2012 in Europe tires Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue with estimations “AA” have been exhausted, and in the spring of next year the tires with the higher rating on new system of identification mark present in the European market Korean Hankook and Kumho.

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