Tires Treading on Being Eco-Friendly

Green solutions magazine, October 16, 2010

Want to save some gas? Well, how about using a low-rolling-resistance (LRR) tire that generates about 5 percent less friction than regular tires. Low-rolling resistance tires are are standard equipment on hybrid and battery electric cars like the Toyota Prius, but rarely make it onto the average cars most of us drive. They can get 50 miles per gallon or somewhere around five percent better fuel economy. The Department of Energy says 5 to 15% of fuel economy is used for overcoming rolling resistance. (read more)