Vaculug adds A-rated re-tread tyre to range

George Barrow
July 21, 2021

Vaculug has launched the world’s first “A” rated re-tread tyre.

The KT01 will join Vaculug’s range of Kinetik re-tread tyres and is said to have been verified to have a lower coefficient of rolling resistance than is required for a new “A” rated tyre, after extensive testing was carried out in Spain.

The KT01 has a special blend of silica in the tread to improve rolling resistance without a detrimental effect on longevity and was was rated on its fuel efficiency by a major new tyre manufacturer prior to its testing at the Idiada proving ground near Barcelona.

A statement by Vaculug said: “We are excited to say that the world's first and only "A" rated retreaded tyre has been developed by a British company in the UK. This tyre was fully developed by our internal R& D team in Grantham. We set a goal of developing a retread that was as good as the best fuel-efficient new tyres on the market and we're proud to say that we have beaten this milestone.”

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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