Milan - Pirelli has claimed a world first with the production of a range of FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) tires designed for the BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in-hybrid.
The tires, said Pirelli in a 19 May statement, contain FSC-certified natural rubber and rayon, representing a new horizon for increasingly sustainable tire production.
According to Pirelli, FSC forest management certification confirms that plantations are managed in a way that biological diversity is preserved and the lives of local people and workers are taken into consideration.
The process verifies that certified materials have been identified and separated from non-certified materials as they make their way along the supply chain, from the plantations to the tire manufacturer.
The Pirelli P Zero will be supplied in the 275/35 R22 size for the front and 315/30 R22 size for the back on the BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in-hybrid.
The specific tires will be produced exclusively at Pirelli’s Rome, Georgia factory in the US and are designed to target environmental sustainability along with low rolling resistance – scoring A on the European tire label.