Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Goodyear to begin selling carbon-fiber tires

Goodyear announced last month that they will begin selling carbon-fiber enhanced tires in May. From the press release:
In the automotive industry, carbon fiber has been a key material in racing cars and concept vehicle designs. There now is a tendency to use it for regular production vehicles, although the usage is still confined to exotic sports cars.

"Among performance-oriented consumers, carbon fiber is recognized as a substance that raises the product to a higher status," said Bob Toth, Goodyear’s marketing manager for auto tires.

"The integration of carbon fiber in the new Eagle featuring ResponsEdge Technology tire not only helps stiffen the sidewall, but its use resonates with knowledgeable, performance-savvy consumers."

And here is the product information for the Eagle ResponsEdge tire.