Goodyear EfficientGrip chosen for innovative new concept vehicle aiming for zero CO2 emissions
Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres have proved the perfect accompaniment to Rinspeed’s latest innovation – a mobility concept called Dock+Go which will be showcased at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show on Stand 6151.
The key feature of this innovative modular mobility system from Swiss automotive visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht is the third axle with two wheels. This serves a variety of purposes and differentiates it from any other vehicle with its key objective of making living and driving without any CO2 emissions a reality.
With the docked third axle ensuring any superfluous space or weight isn’t carried along if it isn’t needed, it also drives the rotating second axle and recharges the on-board battery of the city car at the same time. To further enhance the vehicle, EfficientGrip tyres from Goodyear were chosen for their FuelSaving Technology which is designed to reduce the vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
This ‘Vario-Hybrid’, as named by Rinderknecht, is the first of its kind and the man behind the concept explains the reason behind the Goodyear EfficientGrip tyre choice: “Dock+Go is all about working towards a vehicle that produces zero CO2 emissions. The Goodyear EfficientGrip tyre was the obvious choice for this concept vehicle with the tyre’s FuelSaving Technology ensuring low rolling resistance, low fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions, along with excellent wet grip safety credentials. Take 3 is one of the most unique and innovative vehicles we have created at Rinspeed and it is great to be partnering with Goodyear for the second year atGeneva.”
Rinspeed will present Dock+Go for the first time from March 8 through 18 on Stand 6151 at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.