EV’s have unique needs.
EVs have several differences from gas powered vehicles and our trained tire technicians have the knowledge to help you find the right tires for your vehicle.
When shopping for tires for your EV, there are several qualities to consider.
- EVs are quiet: EV technology reduces engine noise compared to gas powered vehicles. This makes noise cancelling tires important to enjoy a silent ride.
- Rolling Resistance: The less resistance to the road your tires provide, while maintaining grip and handling, the greater the distance between charges.
- EVs are heavy: An EV can easily weigh a thousand pounds more, so their tires need a stronger construction to prevent excessive wear while still providing grip and handling.
- EVs torque tires: EVs have instant torque providing rapid acceleration. That means more robust rubber compounds are needed to prevent excessive wear and tear.
How long do tires on electric vehicles last?
The added weight and increased torque found with EVs does increase the wear and tear on your tires. Roughly they will last 50,000 to 60,000 km before needing to be replaced. Your driving habits will determine exactly how long you will get out of them.
Which manufacturers have tires for EVs?
There are a wide range of tires available for EVs from tire manufacturers including winter, all season, and all weather. The key, just as it is with tires for gas powered vehicles is to find the right tires at the right size, that match your driving habits.