The tyre, which includes a new tread compound, design and construction, is said to support the need for operators to reduce CO2 and noise emissions, particularly in densely-populated areas.
The URBANMAX MCA HL+ is an all-position tyre with high-load structure enabling an 8-tonne axle load capacity required by modern electric or hybrid buses.
Maciej Szymanski, marketing director commercial Europe for Goodyear, said: “The new URBANMAX MCA HL+ size offers lower rolling resistance to enhance energy and fuel efficiency as well as an increased load capacity further supporting range extension for electric buses.” says Szymanski.
The URBANMAX MCA range is fit for all-season operation and has a 3PMSF sidewall marking related to its responsiveness on snowy and icy surfaces.
It features integrated RFID tags to allow simple identification and connectivity to tyre management and tracking systems.
The full range is also compatible with the Goodyear Retreading programme.