Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it will be launching its first tyres designed for electric vehicles (EV) this April in China, where the market for EVs is now booming. The new tyre offers one of the best energy efficiency of any tyre ever developed and manufactured by the Sumitomo Rubber Group. In addition, Falken Tyre Europe is also planning to release the “e. ZIEX” in 2023 as its first replacement EV tyre for Europe, where the market for EVs is also growing at a brisk pace.
In developing tyres for EVs, the tyre is focused on pursuing the best possible performance in terms of energy efficiency and noise reduction. EVs in particular require tyres with lower rolling resistance for improved electric mileage so that EVs can travel further on a single charge.
By drawing upon our advanced materials development technology to fine-tune rubber compounds, we succeeded in developing tyres that not only rank among our most energy efficient tyres to date, but also balance this with superior wet performance and steering stability.
For insurers and brokers it’s worth noting that fleet customers can be advised to sit eco-friendly tyres like these to EV delivery vehicles for example, as every extra mile per vehicle adds up to charging time saved.
Falken plans to launch of new EV tyres for Europe in 2023, after which we will be expanding their EV tyre offerings in other regions.
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