Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is fitting its cult ID. Buzz van with premium tyres from Continental.
The Hanover-based vehicle manufacturer is equipping the new all-electric “Bulli” ID. Buzz with EcoContact 6 Q summer tyres – supplied directly by Continental in sizes 19″ and 20″.
The ID Buzz is the first fully-electric vehicle from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, is a multi-functional, everyday all-rounder for families and groups of friends, and is Top Gear’s Electric Car of the Year 2022.
Ideally-suited to the ID Buzz, Continental’s EcoContact 6 Q tyre offers outstanding energy efficiency, service life, braking performance and handling.
The tread profile constantly adapts to the road surface to ensure a longer tyre life, and the specially-developed rubber compound minimises friction to keep rolling resistance to a minimum. And thanks to modified blocks, sipes and lateral grooves, the tyre is optimised from a noise point of view.
The EcoContact 6 Q for the ID. Buzz also comes with ContiSeal technology, so that journeys can be continued safely, even if the tyres are punctured in the tread.
A highly elastic protective layer on the inside of the tyre closes in around penetrating objects in just a fraction of a second and reliably seals a puncture even when the object has been removed from the tread (e.g. through the rotation of the tyre).
Holes with diameters of up to five millimetres can be sealed securely – which means around 80 percent of punctures can be fixed immediately. No spare tyre is needed, which saves on weight and can help to increase range.
As one of Volkswagen’s longest-standing development partners, Continental played a crucial role in the design and development of the ID. Buzz from the outset, and contributed additional technology and components, from the software and central computer architecture, to the brakes and sophisticated thermal management system (e.g. for cooling the batteries).
Continental also offers a wide range of additional summer, winter and all-season tyres – including test winners such as the AllSeasonContact – for the VW ID. Buzz, as part of its tyre replacement business.
Continental supplies tyres to seven of the world’s ten most successful electric vehicle manufacturers, and is the approved supplier of original tyre equipment to the five highest-volume manufacturers of battery electric vehicles in Europe.
Overview – The following products and sizes are factory-approved for the VW ID. Buzz in numerous markets:
EcoContact 6 Q, 235/55 R19 105T XL
EcoContact 6 Q, 255/50 R19 107T XL
EcoContact 6 Q, 235/50 R20 104T XL
EcoContact 6 Q, 265/45 R20 108T XL
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.
The Tyres group sector has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the leading tyre manufacturers with more than 57,000 employees and posted sales of €11.8 billion in 2021 in this group sector. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tyre production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial and special-purpose vehicles as well as two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in research and development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the tyre business includes] services for the tyre trade and fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tyres.