Apollo Tyres has launched the Vredestein Quatrac Pro EV, Europe’s first all-season tire developed specifically for battery electric vehicles and hybrids.
Apollo says the Vredestein Quatrac Pro EV delivers superior handling and stability, offers significantly lower rolling resistance levels, and a quieter and more comfortable ride. It also has a lighter construction and has a lower environmental impact during production. The tire is available through retailers and distributors from next month, initially seven sizes for 18- and 19-in. wheel rims, and with 12 additional sizes – including 17- and 20-in. options.
Rolling resistance is 15% lower than that of the best-performing non-EV Vredestein all-season tire, the company says, thanks to an optimized blend of fourth-generation polymers and ‘smart’ silica for the tread compound, rim cushion and carcass. Vehicle efficiency is also enhanced by the tire’s weight-saving construction, which features thinner sidewalls, a lower sidewall apex and lighter materials for the belt and cap ply.