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      July 11, 2022

      VW Equips ID. Buzz with Continental Tires

      • Original equipment approval for the EcoContact 6 Q in 19″ and 20″
      • EcoContact 6 Q comes with ContiSeal technology as standard
      • Continental supplies tires to the five highest-volume manufacturers of battery‑powered vehicles in Europe

      Hanover, Germany, July 11, 2022. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is fitting its ID. Buzz with premium tires from Continental. The Hanover-based vehicle manufacturer equips the new all-electric “Bulli” ID. Buzz with EcoContact 6 Q summer tires. Continental supplies its exceptionally energy-efficient tires in sizes 19″ and 20″ directly to the factory.

      The EcoContact 6 Q offers outstanding energy efficiency, service life, brake performance and handling. The tread profile constantly adapts to the road surface, ensuring a longer tire life. The specially developed rubber compound minimizes friction when the tire is in contact with the road surface, which means that the tire dissipates less energy and, in turn, rolling resistance is reduced. Thanks to modified blocks, sipes and lateral grooves, the tire is also noise-optimized.

      EcoContact 6 Q comes with ContiSeal technology as standard

      The EcoContact 6 Q for the ID. Buzz also comes with ContiSeal technology, which enables journeys to be continued safely even if tires are damaged. A highly elastic protective layer on the inside of the tire closes in around penetrating objects in just a fraction of a second and reliably seals the puncture even when the object has been removed from the tread (e.g. through the rotation of the tire). Thanks to this technology, holes with diameters of up to five millimeters can be sealed securely, in turn allowing around 80 percent of punctures to be fixed immediately. Thanks to this technology no spare tire is needed, which saves additional weight and, in turn, can help to increase range.

      In many countries of the world, Continental also offers a wide range of additional summer, winter and all-season tires – including test winners such as the AllSeasonContact – for the VW ID. Buzz as part of its tire replacement business.

      Continental is one of the leading tire manufacturers for all-electric vehicles

      Continental supplies tires to seven of the world’s ten most successful electric vehicle manufacturers. In Europe, Continental is the approved supplier of original tire equipment to the five highest-volume manufacturers of battery electric vehicles. In the Asia-Pacific and Americas region, Continental supplies three of the five highest-volume manufacturers of electric vehicles.

      Continental supplies a range of technology and system components for the ID. Buzz

      As a collaborative and development partner of many years’ standing to Volkswagen, Continental played a crucial role right from the outset in the design and development of the ID. Buzz. The technology company has contributed vital technology covering nearly all aspects of this cult van – from the software and central computer architecture to the brakes and sophisticated thermal management system (e.g. for cooling the batteries).

      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

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