Tires for Electric Vehicles

From EV-olution.

If your electric vehicle is a couple of years old, you may need new tires. What tires should you put on your EV? Are there tires made for EVs? How will it affect the range of your EV? In this video I give you the information that I found, let you know which two models of tires that I focused on, and what I bought. I also show you how tires are replaced, balanced, and aligned, in case you have never seen how it is done.

FYI, these tires are also good for vehicles that are not electric 😎.

The all-season Nokian One tires that I chose have Aramid, commonly known as Kevlar, in the sidewalls! This is one of the first all-seasons tires to include Aramid technology that is more common in winter tires.

Fun fact: Some of the tires that Tesla uses have a foam insert glued to the inside of the tire to help reduce road noise.

Below are some of the Google search results that I had, at the time of recording this video, for the two types of all-season tires I was interested in.

Some search results for Energy Efficient All-Season Tires:
• Bridgestone Ecopia
• Hankook Optimo H426
• Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
• Toyo Versado Eco
• Yokohama Avid Ascend

Some search results for tires listed as made for EV tires:
• Michelin Primacy MXM4
• Continental EcoContact 6
• Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
• Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus II
• Michelin Energy Saver A/S
• Nokian Wetproof
• Michelin Pilot Sport EV

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Here are the links to articles and studies about tires, wheels, and tire pressure, versus EV range:
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– Motor Trend – Tire swap: https://www.motortrend.com/news/chevrolet-bolt-ev-summer-tires-review-electricity-meets-grip/
– Road & Track – Tires impact range: https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/road-tests/a33014419/how-stickier-tires-impact-an-electric-cars-range/
– Green Car Reports – Tires vs Range: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1114986_changing-tires-for-chevy-bolt-ev-electric-car-your-range-grip-noise-may-vary
– Green Car Reports – Tires & Wheel Impact: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1128745_tires-and-wheels-can-have-a-huge-effect-on-electric-car-range
– SAE Tire – Pressure effect on EV range: https://www.sae.org/news/2020/10/tire-pressure-impact-on-ev-driving-range
– News Wheel – Tires impact EV range: https://thenewswheel.com/new-study-says-that-tires-impact-ev-range-and-efficiency/

BONUS: @Engineering Explained YouTube channel…
Why Big Wheels Are a Bad Idea On Electric Cars – Range Impact!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYvKxsYFqO8
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Music by Dyalla Swain: https://soundcloud.com/dyallas
– Oh, My Life
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– Thank you Casey

00:00 Intro
00:29 The questions
00:53 Can I use any tire?
01:34 Do tires affect range?
02:27 The search for EV tires
04:33 What and why I chose
04:55 Where I bought, installed and had done
05:53 NOT FREE: I am not being paid, or sponsored
06:02 The work: How tires are replaced
08:50 Aquapel treatment
09:51 Alignment of the 4 wheels
11:48 Did you know?
12:35 Kevlar tires! Noise, rain, handling, range?
15:16 Bloopers