BYD approves Continental tyre as OE fitment for Atto 3 electric SUV
BYD Atto 3 to come factory-fitted with 18-inch quiet and energy-saving EcoContact 6 Q premium tyres; in 2022, nine of the 10 most successful EV makers worldwide chose Continental as their original equipment manufacturer.
BYD, one of the biggest car manufacturers in China and also retailing electric vehicles in the Indian market, has approved Continental tyres as original equipment for its all-electric Atto 3 SUV worldwide.
The compact SUV will come factory-fitted with 18-inch EcoContact 6 Q premium tyres. The tyre line and size approved for the BYD Atto 3 in numerous countries is EcoContact 6 Q, 235/50 R18 101V XL. EcoContact 6 Q tyres are designed for exceptionally quiet and energy-saving driving, characteristics that are especially beneficial for EVs such as the Atto 3. In India, the BYD Atto 3 is shod with Atlas-branded tyres.
According to Continental, a special rubber compound that minimises energy absorption while the vehicle is in motion and, in turn, reduces friction and rolling resistance has been developed for the EcoContact 6 Q. Continental’s developers have also improved the tyre tread, helping to reduce rolling noise. In addition to short braking distances, the premium tyre offers exceptional grip on dry and wet roads and excellent cornering stability even at high speeds.
For more than 10 years now, Continental’s developers have been optimising their tyres to achieve ever lower rolling resistance, low rolling noise and long service lives – with zero compromise on safety. As a result, all the company’s tyres not only fulfill the specific needs of electric vehicles but also help to reduce combustion engine emissions over the long term. This strategy is bearing fruit – in 2022, nine of the 10 most successful EV manufacturers worldwide chose Continental as their original equipment manufacturer.
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