ICE vehicles and traditional vehicle tyres might look similar but they are different in terms of components.
EV tyres are also the latest generation polymers, traction resin, and other raw materials. The instant acceleration of the EVs can handle more torque and which means an improved tread pattern and rubber compounds.
Usually, EV tyres are designed with lesser rolling resistance an amount of around 30%. The EV tyres also help in extending the battery range of the vehicles and also the load-bearing capacity is increased at the tread, plies, and sidewalls.
Are tyres okaying a new role in the EV market?
Apollo group is one of them introducing a new set of tyres for both passenger vehicles and two-wheelers. For the PV segment, it is the Apollo Ameperion range of tyres and for the two-wheelers, it is Apollo WAV range.
The technical features of Apollo Amperion are, best-in-class rolling resistance low noise, electric tread pattern design, and aerodynamic sidewall. They will cater services to hatchback EVs, compact SUVs, and sedan segments like Tata Nexon, MG ZSE, and Hyundai Kone.
It also got a 5-star rating for the PV category by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
The technical features of Apollo WAV include low rolling resistance, low weight, and high traction to resist the initial torque. It will cater service to TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak, and Ather 450.
According to Satish Sharma, President, Adia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres Ltd., “ Tyre design and manufacturing have always evolved along with the automobiles. Our teams have invested years of research to understand the changing dynamics and requirements of vehicles in the EV space to perfect the product that we are launching today. We are already in discussions with multiple OEMs in India to supply these tyres for the electric vehicles, and will be targeting for a lion’s share in the EV space in India, in both PV and two-wheeler segments.”
Source: EV tech news