Continental has definitely made a name for itself in the technology manufacturing industry. They are mostly known for their premium tyres collection for electric and gas-powered vehicles. Founded over a century ago in Hanover, Germany, in 1871, the company has become a top supplier of premium tyres for trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, and lots more. Their company aims to provide light and efficient tyres for a stress-free driving experience.
Continental is among the leading tyre manufacturers when it comes to fully electric vehicles. They supply Tyres directly to vehicle manufacturers, along with other car parts. The company has long been a partner with Volkswagen and has provided tyres to construct many of its vehicles. The new VW ID. Buzz is no different.
Continental was pivotal in the design and development of VW ID. Buzz. The company made vast technical contributions to the making of the vehicle. This includes designing the brake system and thermal management system, among other things. Most notably, Continental tyres provided equipment tyres for the VW ID. Buzz.
The VW ID. Buzz is a fully electric vehicle, and the Continental tyres used are designed to work hand-in-hand with the electric car to achieve peak comfort and performance. The line of Continental Tyres used with VW ID. Buzz is the EcoContact 6 Q summer tyre. This energy-optimised tyre comes in two sizes, 19 inches and 20 inches.
The EcoContact 6 Q tyre is made specially for electric vehicles and offers high performance and energy levels not found in regular car tyres. The tread design is adaptable to different roads. It works with rough roads, smooth roads, wet roads, etc., and does not tear easily.
Regarding tearing, EcoContact 6 Q is equipped with the standard contiseal technology. This involves putting a layer of strong elastic on the insides of the Tyres. With this technology, tyres can continue functioning even after being punctured or torn. Contiseal technology can seal up big holes of up to 5 millimetres and save you the time and money you would have used to fix the tyre.
The main tyre is a light rubber material that reduces friction and rolling resistance while driving. Less friction means that your vehicle will conserve more energy, and your battery power will last longer. The reduced rolling resistance means less noise while driving.
For tire replacement, Continental Tyres' AllSeasinContact is the designated replacement tire for the VW ID. Buzz. As the name suggests, this tire is adaptable to all seasons and can be used year-round. Besides the EcoContact 6 Q tyre, Continental supplied multiple other system components for VW ID. Buzz. This includes the central computer software within the vehicle.
Continental is a tyre supplier to seven of the ten most successful electrical vehicle engineers. They supply tyres, automotive pieces of equipment, and ContiTech.