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Goodbye, blowouts: Stronger airless tires roll toward Japan launch

Toyo Tire boosts durability 10-fold, eyeing EV-era demand

Toyo Tire's airless tire is supported by crisscrossing spokes that are inspired by folding chairs. (Photo courtesy of Toyo Tire)

OSAKA -- A new airless tire as durable as its conventional counterparts has come a step closer to hitting the road as a Japanese company makes strides in development.

Airless tires never go flat and do not require regular pressure checks to prevent blowouts. Toyo Tire, based just outside Osaka, expects more drivers to go airless as they switch to electric cars that can be recharged at home.

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