Advanced EV Tire with 50% Sustainable Materials
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has unveiled the ElectricDrive™ 2, an innovative addition to the electric vehicle (EV) tire market. This latest tire sets new benchmarks in sustainability and performance, designed specifically to cater to the unique needs of EV drivers. It represents Goodyear’s commitment to advancing sustainable solutions in the automotive sector.
“As EV adoption continues to grow, we aim to align with consumer and market demands by offering an EV-specific, sustainable tire solution,”David Reese, Vice President of Product Development at Goodyear Americas.
A key highlight of the ElectricDrive™ 2 is its composition of at least 50% sustainable materials. Goodyear has incorporated environmentally friendly components such as soybean oil, rice husk ash silica, and sustainably sourced natural rubber. This initiative reflects a significant step in Goodyear’s journey towards sustainability, reducing the environmental footprint of their products without compromising on quality or performance.
Goodyear’s consumer research indicates that quiet ride comfort and wet road performance are top priorities for EV owners. Addressing these needs, the ElectricDrive™ 2 features SoundComfort Technology®, a built-in sound barrier that reduces interior vehicle noise. Additionally, its asymmetric tread pattern is optimized to improve grip and responsiveness, ensuring confident handling in both wet and dry road conditions.
The ElectricDrive™ 2 integrates several advanced technologies. Its aerodynamic sidewall design and innovative compound work together to lower aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance. These features not only enhance the tire’s efficiency but also contribute to the overall performance of the EV, making it an ideal choice for eco-conscious drivers.
The all-season ElectricDrive™ 2 will be available from May 2024 in the U.S. It will come in 17 different sizes, designed to fit a wide array of popular and emerging consumer EV sedans and CUVs, including Tesla Models Y, 3, and S, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Chevy Bolt, Audi Q4 e-tron, and more. This wide compatibility ensures that a broad range of EV owners can benefit from the tire’s advanced features.
Longevity and Efficiency
Designed with durability in mind, the ElectricDrive™ 2 is equipped with a long-lasting tread compound. This aspect is crucial for EV drivers, as it allows for extended tire life, reducing the frequency of tire replacements. This not only offers cost savings to the consumer but also aligns with sustainable practices by minimizing waste.
- Material: 50% Sustainable
- Technology: SoundComfort, Asymmetric Tread
- Compatibility: Tesla Models Y, 3, S; Ford Mustang Mach-E; Chevy Bolt; Audi Q4 e-tron, etc.
- Availability: May 2024, U.S.
- Sizes Available: 17
The release of the ElectricDrive™ 2 by Goodyear is a significant milestone in the EV tire industry. It demonstrates an impressive blend of sustainability, innovation, and performance, setting a new standard in tire technology for electric vehicles. As the world moves towards more eco-friendly transportation solutions, products like the ElectricDrive™ 2 play a vital role in supporting this transition, offering drivers a sustainable yet high-performance tire option.