Cooper Tire: We Will Make Complete Tire From Desert Shrub In 2017

Guayule plant [Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Flickr]

Sometimes, lowering the environmental impact of a car can be done by changing the materials its components are made from. For years, the U.S. tire industry has sought substitutes for both imported natural rubber and the petroleum that is used in synthetic rubber. Cooper Tire is expected to demonstrate tires this week with components made from the… …read more