Goodyear releases new EV tire for electric metro buses

Goodyear releases new EV tire for electric metro buses

The new Urban Max BSAEV tire was designed in partnership with heavy-duty transit bus manufacturer Gillig.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has introduced its newest EV-ready tire for buses and transit fleets. The new Urban Max BSAEV (bus service all-position) tire was designed in partnership with Gillig, a manufacturer of American-built heavy-duty transit buses. The Urban Max BSAEV is the first Goodyear tire engineered specifically with low rolling resistance for EV transit and metro buses to help extend range and handle the increased load capacity, the company says.

The Urban Max BSAEV 315/80R22.5 is available now and offers an increased load capacity of 10,200 pounds – load range L – as a fitment option on select Gillig battery electric buses and for today’s growing municipal EV fleets. This increased load capacity allows EV buses to be equipped with additional battery packs resulting in increased range.

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A new tread design with deep siping helps maintain Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) traction.

Goodyear says the new Urban Max BSAEV has a variety of features to help today’s transit and metro bus fleets, including:

  • New tread design with deep siping to help maintain Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) traction.
  • A four-belt package delivers a high 10,200-pound load-caring capacity to help accommodate the increased weight of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Low-rolling resistance compound helps enhance energy efficiency which aids in extending electric vehicle range.
  • Meets GHG Phase 2 Compliance for metro buses and is available on select Gillig Low Floor Battery Electric buses.

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