Goodyear Helps Increase 2011 Chevrolet Volt Fuel Economy

Boosting a car fuel economy is mostly about developing all kinds of fuel-saving technologies which, in collaboration with an advanced engine unit, can bring enthusiastic performances. However, Chevrolet wants to take advantage of every single factor that may help it reduce fuel consumption so it appointed Goodyear as the exclusive tire manufacturer for the upcoming 2011 Volt. The Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max is said to be the perfect solution for the new hybrid as it reduces energy required to keep the tire rolling.

Goodyear says the Assurance Fuel Max provides 27 percent less rolling resistance which coincides with a 4 percent improvement in fuel economy in highway mode. This means drivers could save up to 2,600 miles worth of gas during a tire lifetime, the tire manufacturer said in a statement for the press.

"In response to today's economic environment and uncertain gas prices, drivers everywhere are trying to use less gas. It's all part of a larger consumer trend toward spending money more wisely," said Joey Viselli, Goodyear brand director. "With Fuel Max Technology being used on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Goodyear is working with General Motors to offer a fuel-efficient solution, with great wet and dry traction."

Wondering which are the elements that make Goodyear's Assurance Fuel Max such an advanced tire? First of all, there's the Wet Tread Zone with Dual AquaChannel Grooves which evacuates water from the tire surface, providing advanced grip even in wet conditions. Secondly, there's the Zig-Zagging Micro Grooves and Center Tread Notches that enhances the grip during rain and light snow. Last but no least, there's the Dry Zone, which provides better handling and grip on dry pavement.
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