Hino Motors’ Dutro Z EV Truck Selected Bridgestone Tyres
The Hino Dutro Z EV is Hino’s first full-scale light-duty battery electric truck. The vehicle provides both user-friendliness and carbon-free at advanced levels for the logistics field as a solution for serious issues ranging from shortages of drivers to the physical burden of cargo handling and other delivery work and an increasingly diverse array of goods that the field of last mile logistics who deliver cargo and goods to consumers. These issues are becoming ever more serious as a result of factors such as the shrinking workforce and the growth of e-commerce.
With the two companies’ long-term co-creation, Bridgestone continues to contribute to the realisation of value that Hino provides through its wide range of vehicles. The DURAVIS R207A tyres for Hino Dutro Z EV are the first light truck tyres that feature the innovative tyre technology, “ENLITEN,” which is optimal for electric vehicle fitment and maximises both environmental and driving performance of tyres.
With ENLITEN technology, the DURAVIS R207A tyres combine reductions of rolling resistance and weight, and high wear resistance using the latest tread compound, pattern and tyre casing. Contributing to extended driving distance, lower environmental impact of the last mile logistics field through carbon neutralisation and saving resources of tyre materials, and improved productivity with a reduced frequency of recharging and tyre replacement, the tyres support the realisation of both social value and customer value of the Hino Dutro Z EV.
The Bridgestone Group has positioned ENLITEN as a new premium for EV era, it will be expanded of the values not only as a tyre technology, but also as an ENLITEN Business Strategy. Through the ENLITEN Business Strategy, the Group will maximise social value and customer value by simultaneously creating values that can sometimes be contradictory, such as “business growth & sustainability” and “customisation of tyre performance & productivity improvement / cost optimization throughout value chain.