Friday, June 24, 2022

Goodyear introduces its first replacement tire in North America

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced the launch of the new ElectricDrive GT, an ultra-high performance, all-season tire that delivers long-lasting tread wear and a quiet ride for EV drivers and passengers.

The ElectricDrive GT features Goodyear‘s Sound Comfort Technology, which acts as a built-in sound barrier that helps reduce road noise. It is also designed with an asymmetric tread pattern and specialized tread compound that provides enhanced all-season traction, giving EV drivers confidence handing in both wet and dry road conditions.

Electric vehicles present specific requirements for load, torque, noise, range, rolling resistance, and overall performance. EVs provide instant and consistent torque when travelling, and their large battery packs provide added weight conventional tires might not be able to handle for long periods of time. In order to combat this, tire companies like Goodyear have developed their own tires specifically for EVs that can handle the performance these vehicles provide.

“With the continued growth in the EV segment, Goodyear recognized an opportunity to provide consumers with a tire designed for the unique needs of these vehicles,” said Andrew Lau, product marketing manager. “We know drivers are looking for a replacement tire that delivers enhanced treadwear 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 U.S.”

While 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 tire will be available through goodyear.com and is an ideal fit for some of the most popular EV high-performance models.

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