Are EV tires all marketing hype?

Are EV tires all marketing hype?

What qualities make a good EV tire?

Tires wear faster on EVs as a result of the added weight of the vehicle and the near-instant torque provided by the all-electric drivetrain. Can tiremakers really combat this by tweaking the compounding or materials and putting an EV stamp on the sidewall of the tire?

The short answer: Yes! The long answer: Yes… but maybe we’re asking the wrong question.

Tires are complicated and offer endless varieties of combinations of cost, performance and longevity for all styles of vehicles and applications. On this episode of The Amped EV Podcast, Tire Review Editor Maddie Winer explains the attributes of a good EV tire, how much training tire shops need to handle EVs, and if the EV tire stamp is all marketing or if there’s more to it.

This is an audio-only version of our episode with Maddie Winer, editor of Tire Review. Go ahead, you’re already here – take a listen! But, if you’re looking for moving pictures, click here.

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