Goodyear electric vehicle specialty tires now fit more vehicles


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In 2021, Goodyear launched its ElectricDrive GT tires, its first line of replacement EV tires for North America. And while that doesn’t sound too exciting, EVs use special tires, making replacements a challenge.

With the continued growth of electric vehicles, Goodyear is back and announced that it will begin offering a new all-season EV tire option and more sizes to fit most EVs available in the United States.

Electric cars are nearly silent on the roads, and you’ll want equally quiet tires so you don’t hear road noise. Plus, EVs have more power and torque and can be quite heavy, which is why Goodyear says EVs could wear out regular car tires up to 30% faster.

As a result, Goodyear launched its ElectricDrive GT tires designed explicitly for electric vehicles. However, the available tire sizes only fit Tesla, but this week the company announced a big update to its lineup of EV tires.

Now, Goodyear has its top-of-the-line ElectricDrive GT in several sizes, and the new ElectricDrive all-season tire is available in 215/50R17 95V XL and 215/55R17 94V SL, with a decent 60,000-mile tread warranty.

Goodyear’s new EV tires work with cars from Tesla, Nissan, Chevy and several other EV crossovers, sedans and SUVs by offering multiple tire sizes.

Basically, you don’t want to put regular old tires on your EV, and with the cold winter months ahead, some may be considering switching to all-season or winter tires. If so, check out the latest Goodyear options.

via Electrek