The new tire has shown a reduction of 15 percent of rolling resistance and noise reduction
Rome, Ga.—Pirelli has announced the introduction in North America of its first replacement tire developed specifically for electric vehicles: the P Zero All Season Plus with Elect marking.
The Elect marking offers a number of advantages. First and foremost is low rolling resistance, designed to increase the driving range while reducing consumption. Compared to a non-elect P Zero All Season Plus product, the new Pirelli tire has shown a reduction of 15 percent of rolling resistance, which translates in a direct improvement in the battery life of the vehicle.
Another key advantage of the Elect marking is noise reduction. In electric cars, the engine is no longer the primary source of noise, so reducing sound frequencies produced by the tires increases driving comfort.
An immediate grip is designed to bite into the asphalt instantly, and it features a special structure designed to support the weight of a battery-powered vehicle.
The new P Zero All Season Plus also features the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System (PNCS): a technology designed to reduce interior vehicle noise thanks to a sound absorbing material applied to the inside circumferential wall of the tire. PNCS-equipped P Zero All Season Plus Elect has shown a 5 percent decrease in cabin noise versus the leading original equipment competitor.
“Developing a tire specifically for electric vehicles requires a number of considerations you do not encounter when working with internal combustion engines,” said Ian Coke, Chief Technical Officer at Pirelli North America. “Electric vehicles are heavier, have more powerful and faster acceleration off the line and require lower rolling resistance.”
The new P Zero All Season Plus Elect will fit some of the most popular EV high-performance models and will be available from 18 to 20 inches. In addition to the clear EV vehicle benefits, the new P Zero All Season Plus Elect comes with a 50,000 mile limited tread-wear warranty.