Goodyear’s first replacement tire tuned for electric vehicles in North America, the ElectricDrive GT, marks an important step in the tire maker’s provision for EV drivers.
“Products that anticipate the mobility needs of consumers are central to Goodyear’s focus on innovation excellence,” said David Reese, vice president of product development at Goodyear Americas. “Electric vehicles present a very specific set of requirements for load, torque, noise, range, rolling resistance and overall performance. We’re proud to deliver leading technologies to serve the evolving EV landscape.”
The ElectricDrive GT features Goodyear’s SoundComfort tech, which acts as a built-in sound barrier to help reduce road noise. The tire features an asymmetric tread pattern and specialized tread compound to enhance all-season traction in wet and dry road conditions.
“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 Andrew Lau, product marketing manager. “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, and we’re thrilled to bring this option to market for EV drivers in the US.”
Goodyear plans to expand the ElectricDrive product portfolio in 2022, with the initial release available in 255/45R19 104W XL.