hybrid tiresA Green Technology that Simply Requires a Change in Behavior

Studies from several major tire companies, including Ford and Goodyear, show that nitrogen tire inflation is a green technology by extending the life of the tire and improving fuel efficiency. Nashville-based GoNitroTire is one of the few companies in the United States to offer nitrogen tire inflation, and hybrid tires.

GoNitroTire’s solution in transportation enables the delivery of the value of nitrogen to fleet managers and consumers as an inflation medium for vehicles of every size. High purity nitrogen has been widely used in tires for decades by NASCAR and the airline industry. One part of this solution is the understanding of nitrogen’s benefits as a safe, inexpensive and easy way to maintain in a tire.

“The day has come for nitrogen tire inflation to be embraced in the public domain and we can offer the national infrastructure this service,” said Ken Lawton, founder and CEO of GoNitroTire. “We believe American businesses have the responsibility to lead by example, Nitrogen’s use in managed fleets saves money, time and is environmentally responsible.”

As an emerging green technology, nitrogen tire inflation creates Hybrid Tirestm, providing another important means towards better energy management.  The objective of GoNitroTire is to be part of the solution – NOT the waste and pollution. By improving gas mileage up to six percent and extending tire wear up to 30 percent; GoNitroTire and NitroFleet99 are pioneers in products and services for nitrogen inflated tires. Our national service network provides managed fleets, both large and small, with the opportunity to convert and to maintain their vehicles easily.

About GoNitroTire

GoNitroTire mandate is simple: provide a national infrastructure of nitrogen service sites, through which managed fleets of all sizes could convert and maintain their vehicle tires with the nitrogen needed to maintain their hybrid tires. is associated with the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coalition, a national environmental advocacy organization that supports the use of green technology.

How a Nitrogen Tire System Works

On February 2, 2012, in Managed Fleets, Nitrogen Tire Inflation, by allisonmreilly

There’s a lot content out there on the debate of nitrogen tire inflation, whether it’s worth the costs, what the benefits are etc. But, there isn’t a whole lot out there that discusses how a nitrogen tire system works, or even shows what these systems look like. Until now.

Nitrogen tire systems, like the Nitrofleet99 one showcased in the picture, utilizes a molecular sieve to pull the nitrogen right out of the air. A molecular sieve is a material containing tiny pores of a precise and uniform size that is used as an adsorbent for gases and liquids. With the sieve, the system pulls the nitrogen right out of the air, getting the good stuff without any of the negative components that can do damage to tires. Although these systems come with storage tanks so they can be used whenever necessary, a nitrogen tire system doesn’t require the additional purchase of the nitrogen gas in order to work. The system then connects to the tires via the nitrogen lines, as shown in the picture, to fill them up with pure nitrogen.

A nitrogen tire system can purge four to six tires of regular air, and refill them with nitrogen in about seven minutes. The system can also be used to top off tires with nitrogen. The Nitrofleet99 nitrogen tire system in particular comes with an additional wheel mounted cart, that can be used in parking lot, in a shop, or when multiple vehicles need to fill up with nitrogen. This is a great option for managed fleets who work with more than one vehicle during any maintenance check. The cart has a 30-gallon storage tank, as well as a 10-hour rechargeable battery, while the stationary system has 150-gallon tank. Because the Nitrofleet99 system already comes with its own storage tanks, a managed fleet doesn’t have to purchase additional tanks in order to fill all its fleet vehicles. The storage tank on the car allows it to work without it being connected to the main system.

That, in a nutshell, is how a nitrogen tire system works. It can fill up all four tires as once, saving consumers and managed fleets a lot of time, and come with a portable cart so managed fleets can fill multiple vehicles as once, instead of purchasing tons of machines or storage capacity.

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