Prometeon debuts innovative new tyre size at IAA Hannover 2022 in partnership with Accuride and Carson
At this year's IAA Transportation 2022 show, Prometeon Tyre Group has unveiled a new innovative 325/90 R24.5 tyre size under its PIRELLI-branded Serie 02 range. Developed in collaboration with wheel manufacturer Accuride Wheels, Prometeon is the first tyre manufacturer to propose this new size of tyre. A leader in the production of rims, wheel ends and braking components fitted on commercial and passenger vehicles, Accuride Wheels has produced a specially designed wheel to support the new tyre size.
A new monoblock 24.5x9.00 wheel has been created which replaces the current 24x8.5 (one-piece) tubeless wheel (TL) and the 8.5-24 (multi-piece) wheel, which are significantly heavier for tube-tyre (TT). Prometeon has developed the innovative size tyre for easier assembly and dismantling, and improved safety during operations. In addition, the new tyre has a greater load capacity (up to 5 tonnes per tyre) that ensures a broader application spectrum.
The new 325/90 R24.5 TL offers an alternative to 325/95 R24 and 12.00 R24 sizes on a new rim type specially developed by Accuride. This tyre/wheel rim combination becomes up to 957 kilograms lighter when shifting from a TT to a TL rim on vehicles typically used in Middle Eastern countries, where this size is the most common. All this was made possible by adopting the state-of-the-art technology available on the entire PIRELLI Serie 02 range, to offer a sustainable product that optimises operating costs.
The performance of the new tyre offers greater strength and durability, higher mileage and a lower rolling resistance. The new rims are fully compatible with tyre pressure monitoring sensors (TPMS), which will be standard in the future. The new PIRELLI-branded 325/90 R24.5 tubeless tyres mounted on Accuride Wheels' new monoblock wheel will be on display at the IAA in Hannover at booth E47 - Pavilion 26.
The e-ATA electric buses manufactured by Karsan on display at IAA will also be equipped with Prometeon tyres. They will mount the new 275/70 R22.5 U02 Urban-e Pro PIRELLI-branded tyres specially developed for electric vehicles. This size represents the state of the art in terms of performances for urban transport and also highlights Prometeon's commitment towards improving sustainability and reducing pollution in urban centres.
Karsan e-ATA buses will be on display at IAA at booth A16 - Pavilion 23.