GM jointly by Michelin for several years actively developing airless tires. It is expected that the innovative tire will be massively used in vehicles already in 2024.
As reported by reliable sources, cooperation between General Motors and Michelin started to bear fruit as companies in the framework of their cooperation has made progress in development. And soon, GM will begin the first tests of tires, which are called UPTIS (the acronym stands for: a unique system characterized by resistance to punctures).
Date of the first test is scheduled for the end of 2019, as a test vehicle will make the electric car the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Innovative tyre UPTIS have a large number of advantages over standard tires, because they do not explode, are environmentally friendly, and more importantly, deliver drivers carry a spare tire.
At this occasion said Steve Kiefer, Vice – President of General Motors. In his statement, he noted the benefit for ordinary motorists from the cooperation of the two largest producers, and also expressed confidence that UPTIS – step into the future for the global automotive industry.
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Airless technology in UPTIS will reduce the amount of waste. According to statistics, the company discarded annually 20% of non-repairable tires, totalling approximately 200 million tires and tons of harmful waste.