For drivers who appreciate new, pioneering solutions
The new Nokian eLine represents the technology of the future. Its greener nature suits pioneers who appreciate low fuel consumption and lower exhaust gas emissions. The safe, harmonious handling brings added peace of mind.
The fuel efficiency and wet grip of this unique summer tyre present the absolute best in the industry, it is ranked as class A on the new EU tyre label. Nokian eLine is aimed at smaller cars utilising hybrid technology, for example. It will be available to consumers in the spring of 2013.
Safety for wet roads
Many innovations in technology set the Nokian eLine apart from normal summer tyres. The moment of inertia of this pioneering tyre has been significantly reduced, making the tyre very responsive to steering movements. The moment of inertia resists steering, much in the way a spinning top resists falling over. The Nokian eLine is easy and quick to handle, even under surprising conditions.
The curved tread pattern and rigid belt structure of the Nokian eLine work together seamlessly to create a stable driving feel. When the accelerating slip that is caused by the tyres rolling at the point of contact has been minimised, wet grip can be improved and braking distance on wet, slippery roads can be made shorter.
Innovations make a green product
In the Nokian eLine, the traditional grooves on the outer shoulder have been replaced by sipes. The shape of the tread blocks is also different from the norm. The tread block was made shorter longitudinally and expanded laterally.
This means that the load of the Nokian eLine is distributed along a larger area, creating a minimum amount of deformation while driving, which in turn minimises rolling resistance. The cross-section is also straighter than in traditional tyre models, which further reduces rolling resistance.
The rubber compound, which is tailored for demanding use, emphasises the eco-friendly nature of the Nokian eLine. This fuel-efficient newcomer quickly reaches the planned operating temperature. The rolling resistance of this energy efficient tyre is low from the very first metres onwards.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
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