Italian tyre maker Pirelli has become the first company in the world to produce a range of FSC-certified Pirelli P Zero tyres. The tyes contain FSC-certified natural rubber and rayon and will be supplied in the 275/35 R22 size for the front and 315/30 R22 size for the back on the BMW X5 xDrive45e Plug-in-Hybrid.
FSC forest management certification confirms that plantations are managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring it sustains economic viability.
This P Zero tyre will be produced exclusively at Pirelli’s Rome, Georgia factory in the US and is designed to specifically target environmental sustainability along with low rolling resistance (scoring ‘A’ on the European tyre label), which improves fuel consumption and reduces consequent harmful emissions. On top of this, noise levels are lower, which further benefits the environment.