Below are just a few of the EV tire concepts being presented by some of the major car tire makers including Goodyear, Michelin, Continental tire, Hankook and more. Some are available now. There are many more tires for Electric Vehicles on the horizon and we look forward to sharing these concepts as soon as they are rolled out. There's much to come. For now, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
Michelin currently makes the Michelin Energy E-V tire which is advertised as a tire that was exclusively designed for electric vehicles. The tire is supposed to offer a 20% reduction in rolling resistance, for up to almost 4 more miles, and 40% less interior noise.
At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear unveiled the “EfficientGrip Performance with Electric Drive Technology”, which they claim will reduce the wear from high torque.
Chris Delaney, President of Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa, says that they are working to bring the technology to market next year.
“The combination of increasing regulations to reduce emissions, the desire to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and rapid gains in battery technology is creating an ideal environment for electric vehicles. We are working with automakers to introduce our Electric Drive Technology next year designed to address the unique performance requirements of this growing vehicle segment.”
New 9/23/2018 - From Mark Kane at InsideEVs:
Continental Tire debuts Conti e.motionPro Electric Vehicle tire.
The MAN CitE, unveiled at the 2018 IAA, was equipped with Conti e.MotionPro tires specifically designed for electric trucks under a joint project with Continental. According to Continental, temporarily electric vehicles can be fitted with conventional tires, but in the future, that will change. As the volume of sales increases, there will be a possibility to produce proprietary tires that will address specifics of EVs, which include:
For more see the InsideEVs article here.
The latest product to join the Continental line-up is a special tire for hybrid vehicles that features a 30 percent drop in rolling resistance compared to a standard tire. With this rubber fitted, hybrid models can reduce the distances covered with the help of their internal combustion engines and increase the stretches traveled in electric mode. The tire developers at Continental have not had to compromise on safety-relevant properties to achieve this improved rolling resistance, as evidenced by the A ratings that the tire has won on the EU Tire Label for both rolling resistance and braking distances in the wet.
October 2018: Hankook tire has introduced the concept Hankook Kinergy AS EV tire for Electric Vehicles. The new EV tire uses vegetable oil resin from trees that is better on wet roads, deals with high torque well, and improves handling and braking, not to mention the fact that it is shown to increase range.
Goodyear BH03 EV tires