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Bridgestone DURAVIS R207A tires with ENLITEN technology selected as original equipment on Hino Motor’s first full-scale lightweight battery-electric truck, Hino Dutro Z EV

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TokyoBridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that its DURAVIS R207A tires have been selected as original equipment on the all-new Hino Dutro Z EV launched in Japan by Hino Motors Ltd. (Hino) on June 28, 2022.

Contributing to the development of electric vehicles through the development of tires optimized to their measure, the Bridgestone Group strives to achieve its commitment to “Energy: Committed to achieving a carbon-neutral mobility society” set out in the “Bridgestone E8 Commitment”.1

The Hino Dutro Z EV is Hino’s first full-scale battery-electric truck. The vehicle offers both user-friendliness and carbon-free at advanced levels for the field of logistics as a solution to serious problems ranging from shortage of drivers to the physical burden of cargo handling and other delivery work. and to an increasingly diverse range of goods than the field of last mile logistics that delivers freight and goods to consumers. These issues are becoming increasingly serious due to factors such as the shrinking workforce and the growth of e-commerce.2

With the long-term co-creation of the two companies, Bridgestone continues to help realize the value that Hino provides through its wide range of vehicles. DURAVIS R207A tires for Hino Dutro Z EV are the first light truck tires with the innovative “ENLITEN” tire technology, which is optimal for mounting electric vehicles and maximizes the environmental and driving performance of the tires. With ENLITEN technology, DURAVIS R207A tires combine reductions in rolling resistance and weight, and high wear resistance using the latest tread compound, pattern and tire carcass. Contributing to extending the driving distance, reducing the environmental impact of the last-mile logistics field through carbon neutralization and resource saving of tire materials, and improving productivity with reduced frequency of tire recharging and replacement, the tires support the realization of both the social value and the customer value of the Hino Dutro Z EV.

The Bridgestone Group has positioned ENLITEN as a new premium for the era of electric vehicles, its values ​​will be extended not only as a tire technology, but also as ENLITEN’s business strategy. Through ENLITEN’s business strategy, the group will maximize social value and customer value by simultaneously creating values ​​that can sometimes be contradictory, such as “business growth and sustainability” and “personalization of customer performance”. tires and improving productivity / optimizing costs throughout the value chain”.

About Bridgestone Corporation

Bridgestone is a global tire and rubber leader that leverages its expertise to provide solutions for safe and sustainable mobility. Based at Tokyo, the company employs approximately 140,000 people worldwide and does business in more than 150 countries and territories around the world. Bridgestone offers a diverse product portfolio of premium tires and advanced solutions backed by innovative technologies, improving the way people around the world move, live, work and play.

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