Michelin launches first EV tire designed for Electric Sports Vehicles
According to Michelin, the Pilot Sport EVs feature optimal grip on both dry and wet roads, and they have great resistance to wear. The Pilot Sport EV tire’s robust design might be notable to owners who love the track, considering that high-performance electric cars like the Tesla Model 3 Performance tend to wear out their tires quickly if they are driven extremely hard.
The Pilot Sport EV tires are also optimized with low rolling resistance, enabling range improvements of up to 37 miles. Michelin did an internal study last year with an electric car weighing 2,151 kg (4,700 lbs) that resulted in the vehicle traveling 60 km further when it was equipped with the Pilot Sport EV tires. Michelin noted that the Pilot Sport EVs are also designed to have 20% less road noise, thanks to some custom-developed polyurethane foam that muffles sounds.