Tire quality in electric cars determines many of the vehicle’s characteristics and driving behaviors such as braking and road grip, as well as affecting travel range, which is crucial with electric cars.
Production companies offer tires for electric and hybrid cars, and here the following question comes to mind: What is the difference between conventional tires and electric cars? Read also Seven seconds before they happen, BMW has developed an artificial intelligence that predicts accidents Google’s self-driving cars … the company’s president steps down, residents angry over its street tests Autonomous driving failed and the batteries exploded. Two people were killed in a Tesla car crash It bears a golden emblem on the front that embodies the Dome of the Rock. Jerusalem Rise is an electric car made in Lebanon
To answer this question, Professor Marcus Linkam be explained that most electric cars have the same tires as cars with internal combustion engines, but there are few differences between them depending on some differences between them, such as the battery.
The head of the Department of Vehicle Technology at the Technical University in Munich, Germany, explained that the tires increase with the increase in the size and weight of the battery, for example the Volkswagen “ID3” electric stands on 18-inch wheels, while the Volkswagen Golf (Golf) ) With the combustion engine on 16-inch wheels.
The other difference is the noise reduction, in an electric car there is no sound of the engine, which hides the rotating noise, and there is a special material in the tires that reduces air vibrations, and thus noise.
It takes about two years to develop a new tire for a new car, regardless of whether the cars have a combustion engine or an electric motor.
For his part, Daniel Bonning, a tire developer at Continental, said that the tire does not know the car’s technology, so the tires are basically the same, but the difference lies in some details.
Due to the heavier battery and higher weight of electric cars, the tires of this type of cars should bear more weight and run as efficiently and quietly as possible. Due to limited battery capacity, lower impedance is especially important to extend travel range. Advertising
Poynning added that the most important difference is the quality of materials used in electric car tires, which wear out more quickly due to the development of the maximum torque on them at once, so they have higher resistance to rotation and wear.
This was also confirmed by Michael Iwort of Michelin, who explained that his company produces tires with an increased load index and low resistance.
And when buying new tires, the tire expert EUROT generally recommends types of famous brands, which have been specifically approved by the vehicle manufacturer and for that model, because they have been optimized and customized to the make and model of the vehicle.