‘Nokian Tyres offer smooth EV driving’
High-powered electric cars steer precisely and accelerate quickly. Hence one should choose a high-quality tyre that brings out these features, advises Finnish tyre maker Nokian Tyres. Electric motors require less maintenance than combustion engines, and choosing high-quality tyres will mean fewer service stops in general. Nokian Tyres’ comprehensive range of more than 400 products offers high-quality tyres for electric car driving. Products for all popular electric car models, such as Tesla’s Model 3, Model S and Model X, Nissan Leaf, Opel Ampera-e and BMW i3 are offered by the company.
“Unlike vehicles with traditional combustion engines, electric vehicles immediately offer their maximum torque. This means that depending on your driving style, driving tyres can be subjected to higher than normal levels of stress. Rotating tyres from front to rear every 5000 – 8000 kilometres is necessary in order to maximise their service life. This can prolong their life up to 50 percent,” says Matti Morri, Technical Customer Service Manager for Nokian Tyres.
Avoid strong acceleration during the first 24 hours following a tyre change in order to allow the fitting grease to dry out between the tyre and the rim. This will prevent the tyre from moving in relation to the rim, Morri says.
Drivers of electric vehicles should pay attention to the inflation pressure. Electric cars and hybrids have battery packs that commonly make them heavier than cars with combustion engines, which further emphasises the importance of tyre pressures, says the company.