Geneva, Switzerland -- Pirelli has extended its
range of 'green performance' tyres to the SUV category, with the launch in
Geneva of the Scorpion Verde, claimed to be the first eco-friendly tyre for
SUVs, which combines safety with fuel savings, while limiting vehicle emissions.
Green performance is Pirelli's branding for
tyres which deliver performance, but at the same time offer ecological benefits
to the driver. Pirelli noted that there is strong demand among drivers of SUVs
for tyres which offer these ecological benefits.
The company declined to speculate as to why a
driver of a large, high fuel-consumption vehicle might want to buy tyres with
good fuel economy.
Pirelli presented its Cinturato P7 tyre as
another example ofÂ green performance,
saying the tyre â€œcombines reduced consumption with increased braking
performance and road gripâ€