HANOVER, Germany—On the journey to more-sustainable content tires, Continental A.G. is pushing speed limits. And, it's letting European drivers come along for the ride.
More specifically, it's putting them in the driver's seat.
Continental on June 14 unveiled UltraContact NXT, a replacement tire manufactured with up to 65-percent sustainable materials that is set to make its European market debut next month. The tire is the company's most sustainable yet.
More than that, Continental said with the UltraContact NXT it is the first tire maker "to launch a tire with both a high share of sustainable materials and maximum EU tire-label performance in volume production." All 19 sizes available will carry the highest possible rating ("A") of the EU tire label in rolling resistance, wet braking and exterior noise.