Pirelli Tire North America Inc. introduced its first replacement tire developed specifically for electric vehicles: the P Zero All Season Plus with Elect.
Pirelli says the Elect marking offers a number of advantages, including low rolling resistance, designed to increase the driving range while reducing consumption. Compared with a non-elect P Zero All Season Plus product, the new Pirelli tire has shown a reduction of 15% of rolling resistance.
Another key advantage of the Elect marking is noise reduction, the company says.
Pirelli also highlighted an immediate grip and a special structure designed to support the weight of a battery-powered vehicle.
“Developing a tire specifically for electric vehicles requires a number of considerations you do not encounter when working with internal combustion engines,” said Ian Coke, chief technical officer at Pirelli North America. “Electric vehicles are heavier, have more powerful and faster acceleration off the line and require lower rolling resistance.”
The P Zero All Season Plus Elect will fit some of the most popular EV high-performance models and will be available from 18 to 20 inches. The tire also comes with a 50,000-mile limited treadwear warranty.