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Old 11-04-2015, 06:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If it were that simple.
Tires used to be constructed from vulcanized rubber, soot, steel wire and fabric.
Nowadays most tires have very little rubber in them, if any.
It is all silicone and plastic.
They are stronger, last longer, have more grip, deteriorate less and smell better. All great.
Was this too good to be true, or not?

I wonder what will come out of this.
Are we going to select tires based on microplastic content?
Do tires with high plastic levels get banned?
Can we put a waste efficiency on tires, miles per dead polar bear style?
What are the alternatives?

Most likely nothing much changes except that tires will get more expensive...

2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.17 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

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