Giti Tire secures first European electric vehicle OE fitment on VW ID. Buzz

Giti Tire has secured its first European electric vehicle (EV) OE fitment on the award-winning VW ID. Buzz, with the GitiSynergy H2 being specified in 235/60 R18 on the front and 255/55 R18 on the rear axles.

Just named as Overall Winner and Best Large Electric Car at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year
Awards 2023*, the VW ID. Buzz is being produced in Hannover, Germany near Giti Tire’s European
Research & Development Centre, where the tyre was designed.

The AAA-rated tyres utilise a new generation of tread compound which was developed to solve the
technical development challenges of achieving significantly reduced rolling resistance without
compromising on wear and the key safety elements of wet and dry braking and handling.

All performance parameters are further fulfilled through an optimised profile and tyre contour.

Stefan Fischer, Managing Director – Product Technology at Giti Tire Europe, said: “Every OE fitment is a
cause for celebration as every member of the team is involved in creating a truly special tyre, but to
secure our first EV fitment on one of VW’s most iconic vehicles is a major milestone.

“Like every manufacturer we know that electric vehicles are the future and for years we have been
developing tyres made for current and future models, the fitment underscores our work-to-date and we
will continue to push the boundaries of tyre development going forwards.”

“We have a great relationship with the Volkswagen Group that has been forged by several OE fitments
across some of their leading badges, because we are a trusted partner with proven tyre performance
and production standards,” added Nicolas Kluson, Key Account Manager Europe OE, Giti Tire.

“The GitiSynergy H2 fitment on the VW ID. Buzz gives us a further platform to build our OE operations with
VW, and the news of this fitting will undoubtedly open doors with other leading vehicle manufacturers
throughout Europe.”

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