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How Electric Vehicles Impact Tire Design

Tiremakers Juggle Weight, Torque, Noise and Range as They Work to Minimize Performance Trade-Offs

While still making up a relatively small percentage of all personal vehicles sold in the U.S., the number of EVs on American roads is expected to multiply over the next several years as governments and vehicle manufacturers pursue electrification. MTD recently spoke with tire manufacturers who have an original equipment presence in the U.S. to learn how EVs are impacting tire design and construction. 


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APo

Apollo to Hike Vredestein Tire Prices

Apollo Tyres is raising the price of its Vredestein brand off-highway and passenger and light truck tires up to 8%. Off-highway tire prices will increase on June 1. Passenger and light truck tire prices will go up on July 1.


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Toyo Prox

TIA Comments on Proposed California Tire Efficiency Program

Sometime this year, it is expected that the California Energy Commission will propose a regulation around a program to help ensure that replacement passenger and light truck tires sold in the state are just as energy efficient as original equipment tires. The Tire Industry Association recently submitted comments to the commission, which is gathering feedback and data from stakeholders.


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Michelin Launches New BFGoodrich Advantage Control

Michelin North America Inc. says its new BFGoodrich Advantage Control tire delivers all-season traction and handling for passenger cars, crossover vehicles and minivans. The tire will be available in Canada on March 1. It will launch in the United States and Mexico on April 1.


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Michelin CrossClimate2

Michelin Adds 30 Sizes to CrossClimate2

Michelin North America Inc. has more than doubled the number of sizes available in the CrossClimate2 tire. The additional sizes mean the tire covers more than two-thirds of the most popular cars and crossovers in North America.


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