Qingdao, China – Qingdao Sentury Tire Co. Ltd. and Huagao Graphene Technology Corp. have unveiled what they describe as the “first electrostatic conducting graphene tire”.
Sentury unveils graphene tires
Test data, the firms said, showed that in graphene tires, wetland brake distance decreased 1.8 metres, wetland grip increase 6 percent and as a result tire safety increased.
In terms of mileage, added Sentury, tire wear was 1.5 to 1.8 times lower than normal tires.
In addition to the enhanced performance-triangle features, the two companies claimed that the new tire’s weight has decreased by 10 percent compared to conventional tires.
The companies started that trial production of graphene-based conducting tires in October last year and have now agreed to launch mass production.
Under the production plan, the output will be 5 million tires (a year) in the first five years with the amount set to double for the second five-year.