Michelin rolls out EV-optimised tyre at Detroit auto show

ERJ staff report (TB)

Detroit, Michigan – Embracing the electrified theme of this year’s North American International Auto Show, Group Michelin this week unveiled a concept tyre for electric vehicles (EV) it claims addresses the distinct performance demands of such vehicles while still delivering maximum grip and long tread life.

Electric vehicles require tyres designed specifically to handle the higher low-end torque that electric motors generate, Michelin said, while also creating the need for lighter weight, lower rolling resistance and reduced noise generation.

In order to minimize rolling…

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