ENSO Tyres Limited, one of Deepbridge's Technology Growth EIS Companies, has "successfully proven" the benefits of its specially developed electric vehicle (EV) tyres in a 15-month trial.
In tests conducted for the TfL FreightLab 'innovation challenge', ENSO claims its "specially tuned" products outperformed standard-fit tyres in terms of particulate emissions and rolling resistance.
Delivery vehicle fleets from FreightLab partners, including the Nissan eNV200 and Peugeot Partner EV, were tested against those fitted with standard fit premium tyres and budget brands.
Particulate matter (PM) emissions were reduced by up to 35% - compared to budget brands - while vehicles fitted with ENSO tyres showed energy efficiency improvements of up to 10%.
The release, however, did not provide further test data or details of the other tyres used in the trials.
In response to ERJ’s enquiry on this point, ENSO, Chief Executive Officer, Gunnlaugur Erlendsson explained:
“The test data is however not available as it also includes third-party data from our trial partners.”
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