MTS Awarded $7 Million Contract For Tire Test Systems
"Environmental sustainability initiatives are driving rapid changes across all industries, and MTS is committed to supporting the development of more energy-efficient products and solutions," says
Optimizing Tires for Electric & High-Performance Vehicles
Battery weight makes electric vehicles heavier than internal combustion engine vehicles, and this extra weight puts more loading forces on the tires. The MTS Flat-Trac CT Plus Tire Testing System will test a tire's performance up to its limits and can replicate the increased cornering loads and higher braking forces of electric vehicles. Unlike other tire test systems, the CT Plus can provide the forces needed to accurately evaluate tire performance for electric as well as conventional vehicles.
Improving Vehicle Fuel Efficiency
Due to an increased interest in developing fuel-efficient vehicles, the automotive industry is looking for ways to mitigate energy loss from tires. For both gas-powered and electric vehicles, the optimal tire design can significantly lower energy consumption and operating costs. Better tires will also reduce battery wear and increase electric vehicle range. The MTS Tire Rolling Resistance Measurement System will help this tire manufacturer minimize tire rolling resistance to improve vehicle fuel economy.
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