Game changing tyres for electric vehicles

ALL OUR CAR TYRES ARE SUITABLE FOR ELECTRIC CARS

Because of their battery, electric vehicles are heavier than their internal combustion counterparts, and yet boast faster initial acceleration. This specificity coupled with high torque, a quieter engine and the constant quest for greater battery range, all contribute to making EVs particularly demanding on tyres.

Michelin and electric vehicles

WE EQUIP HALF OF ALL CAR BRANDS THAT PRODUCE ELECTRIC CARS(1) AND IT'S NO COINCIDENCE

Our engineers work closely with leading electric vehicles manufacturers such as Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, ... to design tyres with performance that matter to EV owners and make electric mobility more enjoyable.

Motion For Life, Michelin - EV 15s - USA

OPTIMISING TYRE PERFORMANCE FOR YOUR ELECTRIC CARS

Fitting your EV with the right tyres ensures you get an optimal performance in terms of range, longevity (mileage), silence in the cab and safety(2), all while making the most of your driving experience.

EVs need low rolling resistance tyres.

Go further between every charge

To maximise battery range, EVs need low rolling resistance tyres. Since 1992 starting with the MICHELIN EnergyTM tyre, we have halved the rolling resistance of our car tyres.(3) Today, we offer tyres, like MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV, that extend range by up to 60km thanks to low rolling resistance.

EVs need high longevity tyres

Go the distance on your set of tyres

EVs need tyres with increased longevity. High torque and battery weight impact the wear of tyres. In 1946, we developed MICHELIN X, the first radial tyre, which significantly increased the durability of our tyres (by 2 to 3 times).

Since then, we have continued to offer long-lasting tyres.

The range challenge of electric cars

BE READY FOR ELECTRIC MOBILITY WITH OUR TIPS & ADVICE

INTRODUCING MICHELIN PILOT SPORT EV TYRE

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV tyre is inspired by the heritage of the FIA Formula E championship, from 2014 to 2022.

MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV tire: Electrified road control, made to last | Michelin

MICHELIN eBIKE TYRES

E-Bike tyres

MICHELIN e-WILD tyres are designed to optimise battery life, tyre longevity and power transmission. Do you know that 70% of our tyres are compatible with electric bicycles?

FROM PIONEERS TO THE NEW GENERATION OF EVs

For more than 100 years, we design innovative mobility solutions that answer drivers' expectations, while minimising their environmental impact.

In 1899, Michelin developed the tyres for the “La Jamais Contente”

Overcoming electric challenges over the years

In 1899, Michelin developed the tyres for “La Jamais Contente”, the first electric vehicle to exceed 100 km/h.

Have you seen the first tyre for electric buses?

MICHELIN X Incity EV Z tyre: a range that combines safety, longevity, respect for the environment and increased charging capacity.
With this new range, Michelin is supporting the transition to cleaner, more efficient electric mobility solutions with greater autonomy. A key driver for a sustainable city.

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LEGAL MENTIONS

(1) Source: Michelin Automotive Original Equipment Department -  internal database analysis on December, 2021.

(2) Results may vary according to vehicle, tyre range and size, speed and road conditions.

(3) Rolling resistance of tyres have been divided by 2 between the MICHELIN Energy (RR>12kg/T) compared to MICHELIN e.Primacy and MICHELIN Pilot sport EV (RR <5kg/T) 

(4) MICHELIN Acoustic Technology reduces the perceived noise level, inside the car, by nearly 20% (Internal noise measurement, done in 2020 on size 245/45 R19 on KIA Cadenza. Noise level measured on the range "170-230Hz".) Results may vary according to vehicle, tyre range and size, speed and road conditions.

(5) When new, MICHELIN e.PRIMACY generates 2kg/t on average rolling resistance less than competitors equivalent in fuel consumption reduction of up to 0.21l/100km for a VW Golf 7 1.5 TSI or equivalent of gain of up to 7% in battery range for a VW e.Golf. Energy consumption means petrol for thermic  and hybrid vehicles, electricity for electric vehicles.

(6) very low rolling resistance thanks to new “Electric ready” silica-based materials with very low power dissipation, so your battery lasts longer than with the original MICHELIN City Grip. (Modelling of power dissipation between a 100/80 - 14 M/C 48S CITY GRIP SAVER TL and a CITY GRIP. Done at the Michelin Research Centre in France, in July 2018)​. More info on: https://www.michelin.co.uk/motorbike/tyres/michelin-city-grip-saver

(7) Low fuel consumption - MICHELIN ENERGY SAVER+ has been awarded by AutoBild as "Eco Champion" in 2013

(8) These extreme situations refer to the practice of racing on track. Excessive speed and other dangerous behavior is prohibited

(9) Find out more on https://www.michelin.com/en/sustainable-development-mobility/for-the-planet/environmental-approach

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