Continental Unveiled Conti e.MotionPro, A New Custom Tyre Design
Continental AG, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, has recently unveiled a new custom designed tyre, the Conti e.MotionPro. This custom design has been specifically developed for the electric truck from MAN, the MAN CitE. The tyre maker unveiled this new tyre during the recently held 67th International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicles in the German city of Hanover.
Continental’s new tyre design combines a striking blur stripe on the sidewall with a hand carved profile and blue groove bottoms on the tread. The company’s experts coordinated with MAN during the drafting and implementing the design of the Conti e.MotionPro tyre. During the production process of the green tyre at the plant in the Slovakian city of Puchov, the sidewall of the tyre was manufactured by hand and “pulse blue” paint was applied to it while the tyre was heated. Afterwards, the custom-made profile was created by a robotic process and further refined by tyre carvers in Hanover. During this process, the small rubber parts were pasted into the grooves by hand. Continental AG is among a handful of tyre manufacturers that can manually produce individual designs in small quantities.
The new tyre design was displayed to the public at Continental’s stand number A06/B11, in Hall 17 during the IAA.