Goodyear has launched a new set of tyres named the ElectricDrive GT that is the first replacement tyres in the North American market. It is designed specifically for Electric Vehicles especially for the Model Y. The ElectricDrive GT is a high-performance, all-season tyre which has been designed to last longer and improve ride quality that customer expects from Electric Vehicles.
Goodyear is one of the oldest tyre companies in the world founded in 1898. It was founded just 12 years after the first automobile was invented. So it is an expert company about tyres with a huge experience. it is appropriate that it is one of the first to come up with replacement tyres for EVs which are heavier, faster, and have instant torque. This is a huge difference from cars based on the internal combustion engine.
“Products that anticipate the mobility needs of consumers are central to Goodyear’s focus on innovation excellence. Electric vehicles present a very specific set of requirements for load, torque, noise, range, rolling resistance and overall performance. We’re proud to deliver leading technologies to serve the evolving EV landscape,” said David Reese, Vice President, product development, Goodyear Americas.
With the sound-comfort technology Goodyear tyres actively ride like a bull in sound batterie to reduce road noise for passengers. The tyre also gets an asymmetric tread pattern and has a specialised tread compound that provides enhanced traction despite the terrain and the driving conditions.
It also gets a 64,374 km tread life and has a limited warranty with a W speed rating of 270 kmph which is basically not achieved by any car outside of the Bugatti Chiron or the McLaren F1. Goodyear states that the ElectricDrive GT will come only in the 255/45R19 104W XL, but it will expand the product line in 2022.