Selected for its “cost efficiency and strong performance”, the MA 919 Taxi Tyre will be fitted to every vehicle during production, said a 23 Mar release from Maxxis.
This, it said, means that taxis in around 15 countries across Europe will all be fitted with Maxxis tires by the end of 2018.
The company said the MA 919 had been re-engineered to meet the exact needs of the electrically driven TX.
“Compounds, tread patterns and structures have all been adjusted to provide benefits, such as increased durability and reduced rolling resistance, which will help the hybrid motor make the most of its power output and increase its range,” it stated.
This deal with LEVC is “huge for Maxxis, and marks a crucial milestone for us,” said Maxxis’ managing director, Derek McMartin.
“The research and development team at Maxxis has worked hand in hand with LEVC over the last two years to help refine the MA 919 in tune with the TX,” he added.