Tyre Talk column: Graphene to lead the drive into the future

Ray Pantling, owner of Tyres Direct, says a tyre revolution is coming.

A revolution is coming in the tyre world – and it’s coming soon.

At the recent China International Graphene Convention a number of Chinese tyre companies displayed a collection of car tyres which have graphene incorporated into them.

Graphene has been dubbed a ‘miracle material’ as it is 200 times stronger than steel, but incredibly flexible.

It is a super-thin, tightly packed layer of pure carbon atoms that are bonded together in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice.

And your future car tyres will almost certainly contain this Nobel Prize-winning material.

Graphene was the hot topic at a two-day GT RADIAL track test at the Ricardo Track in Valencia, Spain, I recently attended.

As owner of Tyres Direct, I believe in keeping an open mind and having a spirit of inquiry in the tyre world.

It was a great event and the GT RADIAL tyres performed brilliantly.

You can see the video evidence on our Tyres Direct Facebook page: @TyresDirectBletch.

This column was published in the December issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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