Goodyear announces first EV replacement tire for North America

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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.

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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