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

  • DURAVIS R207A tires are offered as original equipment on the Hino Dutro Z EV, Hino’s first full-scale battery-electric truck.
  • DURAVIS R207A are the first light truck tires with ENLITEN, Bridgestone’s new premium for the electric vehicle era, an innovative tire technology optimized to fit electric vehicles.

  • Contributing to the growth of EVs, Bridgestone is committed to achieving a carbon-neutral mobility society as the “Energy” of its “Bridgestone E8 Commitment”.

Tokyo (July 29, 2022) ― Bridgestone 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) June 28, 2022. Contributing to the growth of electric vehicles through the development of tires optimized to fit them, the Bridgestone Group strives to achieve its commitment to ‘Energy: Committed to achieving of 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 problems are becoming increasingly serious due to factors such as the shrinking workforce and the growth of e-commerce.*2

Through 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 electric vehicle era, its values ​​will be extended not only as a tire technology, but also as an ENLITEN business strategy. Through the ENLITEN business strategy, the Group will maximize social value and customer value by simultaneously creating values ​​that can sometimes be contradictory, such as “growth and sustainability of the business” and “customization of tire performance and productivity improvement/cost optimization throughout the value chain”.

■ Tire as original equipment*3

■ Hino Dutro Z EV *4

*1 The Bridgestone Group recently established its corporate commitment, the “Bridgestone E8 Commitment”, to achieve its vision: “Towards 2050, Bridgestone continues to deliver social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company . This commitment will be the axis of the Group to steer management while gaining the trust of future generations. The “Bridgestone E8 Commitment” consists of 8 Bridgestone-type values ​​beginning with the letter “E” (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment) that the Group will commit to creating through Bridgestone -like “goal” and “process”, working together with employees, society, partners and customers to achieve a sustainable society.

*2 Hino Motors is developing a lightweight low-floor electric truck designed for use in logistics

*3 The wheel is different from the original equipment.

*4 The image of Hino Dutro Z EV in this press release is used with permission from Hino Motors Ltd. This photograph may not be reproduced or reused without permission.

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