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Bridgestone supplies ECOPIA tires with ologic technology for 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Bridgestone today announced the company will supply tires named “ECOPIA with ologic” to solar car teams participating in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge listed in the table below. Bridgestone has supported the World Solar Challenge since 2013, supplying tires for the leading event and also serving as its title sponsor. Bridgestone supplies tires to … Continued

Bridgestone today announced the company will supply tires named “ECOPIA with ologic” to solar car teams participating in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge listed in the table below. Bridgestone has supported the World Solar Challenge since 2013, supplying tires for the leading event and also serving as its title sponsor.

Bridgestone supplies tires to the teams below as of June 5, 2017.

Team Name Entrant Name Country
Adelaide University Solar Racing Team Adelaide University Australia
Apollo Solar Car Team National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences & St.John’s University Taiwan
Blue Sky Solar Racing University of Toronto Canada
Goko High School Goko High School Japan
Istanbul Technical University Solar Car Team (ITU SCT) Istanbul Technical University Turkey
Kogakuin University Solar Team Kogakuin University Japan
NITech Solar Racing Nagoya Institute of Technology Japan
Tokai University Tokai University Japan
University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project University of Minnesota United States
UNSW Solar Racing Team -SUNSWIFT UNSW Engineering Australia
Western Sydney University Solar Car Project Western Sydney University Australia

“Ecopia with ologic” is a highly fuel-efficient tire for solar cars designed with Bridgestone’s energy efficient tire technology, “ologic.” The large diameter of the tire reduces tire deformation and rolling resistance and aero-dynamic resistance is reduced due to its narrow tread width, which improves fuel efficiency of vehicles.

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