After you buy a new EV, one of the things that becomes a struggle is finding a tire that can handle the unique needs of an electric vehicle (EV).
EVs require different tire maintenance than internal combustion engines, and tire manufacturers are slowly developing these options.
Goodyear is the latest, joining Michelin and Bridgestone with EV specific tires. These tires are engineered to combine a low rolling resistance for efficiency with a good grip for the torque.
In addition, these tires need to have robust construction to handle heavier vehicles.
The new ElectricDrive GT features a unique design for high-performance EVs. In addition to a special tread pattern and rubber compound, the tire features Goodyear’s SoundComfort Technology.
This technology limits road noise that can be an issue for quieter cars like EVs.
Goodyear is initially offering the tire in a 255/45R19 104W XL spec. The tires will cost $265 per tire.
Goodyear has already confirmed that they will add additional sizes throughout 2022.
However, they did not confirm when those sizes were coming to market.
For your standard EV, traditional tires are still ok. However, it is no surprise that those driving high-performance EVs like the Tesla Model S Plaid are looking for a more reactive and more robust tire to help them push their cars to the next level.