Goodyear has launched its first replacement tire in North America tuned for EVs. The Goodyear ElectricDrive GT is “an ultra-high performance, all-season tire that delivers long-lasting tread wear and a quiet ride for EV drivers and passengers.”
The ElectricDrive GT features Goodyear’s SoundComfort Technology, which acts as a built-in sound barrier that helps reduce road noise. It also features an asymmetric tread pattern and specialized tread compound that are designed to provide enhanced all-season traction in both wet and dry road conditions.
The initial release of the new tire is available in only one size: 255/45R19 104W XL, which Goodyear says fits “some of the most popular EV high-performance models.” The company plans to expand its ElectricDrive product portfolio in 2022.
“Products that anticipate the mobility needs of consumers are central to Goodyear’s focus on innovation excellence,” said David Reese, Vice President, Product Development, Goodyear Americas. “Electric vehicles present a very specific set of requirements for load, torque, noise, range, rolling resistance and overall performance.”
“With the continued growth in the EV segment, Goodyear recognized an opportunity to provide consumers with a tire designed for the unique needs of these vehicles,” said Product Marketing Manager Andrew Lau. “We know drivers are looking for a replacement tire that delivers enhanced tread wear without sacrificing performance. The ElectricDrive GT was designed with that in mind.”