Goodyear introduces its first electric vehicle (EV) specific tyre, the ElectricDrive GT, in North America
The ElectricDrive GT is designed as a quiet all-season tyre that performs in both wet and dry conditions
The Goodyear ElectricDrive GT is a high performance, all-season tyre that is said to deliver long-lasting tread wear and a quiet ride for electric car drivers and passengers.
David Reese, Goodyear Americas Product Development vice president, said “Products that anticipate the mobility needs of consumers are central to Goodyear’s focus on innovation excellence.
“Electric vehicles present a very specific set of requirements for load, torque, noise, range, rolling resistance and overall performance. We’re proud to deliver leading technologies to serve the evolving EV landscape.”
The ElectricDrive GT features Goodyear’s SoundComfort Technology, which acts as a built-in sound barrier that helps to reduce road noise. It is designed with an asymmetric tread pattern using a specialised compound that provides enhanced all-season traction, giving electric car drivers confident handling in both wet and dry road conditions.
Andrew Lau, Goodyear product marketing manager, said: “With the continued growth in the EV segment, Goodyear recognised an opportunity to provide consumers with a tire designed for the unique needs of these vehicles.
“We know drivers are looking for a replacement tyre that delivers enhanced tread wear without sacrificing performance. The ElectricDrive GT was designed with that in mind, and we’re thrilled to bring this option to market for EV drivers in the US.”
Goodyear plans to expand the ElectricDrive product portfolio in 2022.
The initial release of the Goodyear ElectricDrive GT is available in size 255/45R19 104W XL. This tyre will be available through goodyear.com and is ideal for some of the most popular high-performance electric vehicle models. Goodyear plans to expand the ElectricDrive product portfolio in 2022.