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A tire that sticks to the road will be able to handle the instant torque of an EV much better but will create a bit more resistance and thus can drain more power from the battery. But with more surface area contacting the road it will be a loud tire and no ICE engine to drown out the extra noise. EVtires.com will help you find a ‘Goldilocks’ tire for your electric vehicle with grip that won’t be too loud but will give you that stuck to the road feel with every turn of the wheel.
It’s not always the case that the tires that came with your EV are the best for your driving habits. You may want to buy the tire that gives you the best performance and gets you the most fun out of your EV and may not mind a modest increase in tire noise. Others may be annoyed by any extra tire noise when driving an Electric Vehicle. They may wish to choose EV tires with a tread pattern that is quiet or a good value, etc.
Tires for EV's can have stronger sidewalls to help handle the extra weight of the EV battery power pack. New acoustic technology including proprietary inner foam padding helps dampen interior noise when driving on changing road conditions. Advanced tread design help with all of the concerns we touch on in our EVtires.com RANT©, Range, Noise and Torque. There's more to come on the unique composition of EV specific tires. Its NOT just a marketing gimmick.
It’s not always the case that the tires that came with your EV are the best for your driving habits. You may want to buy the tire that gives you the best performance and gets you the most fun out of your EV.
Of course there are other considerations when choosing a tire for your electric vehicle such as seasonal variations. While all season tires are the most popular, is an all season tire your best choice if you’re number one goal is high performance and handling? If you will not be driving in snow often or have experience driving on snowy roads the trade off in performance may not be worth it.
When it comes to purchasing tires, “a good place to start is to consider buying the same ones that came on the car,” says Dan Edmunds, director of vehicle testing for car site Edmunds.com. If you like the way the car rides and handles, buy the original equipment or OE tires your car came with from the manufacturer. But if you want to change the ride characteristics of your car, you’ll need to do a bit more research."
EVtires.com would add that tire tech and information may have changed since you purchased your EV. Staying up to date on the fast changing technology and purchase options for electric vehicle tires is very important.