As many tyre making companies gearing up announcements for the tyres suited for electric vehicles, tyre maker CEAT became the first company in India to launch its new range of EnergyRide EV tyres, specifically designed for electric two-wheelers.
The tyre maker says that the characteristics and performance of internal combustion engine scooters and electric scooters are vastly different, particularly the higher torque available on the latter. That’s why there was a need to develop new tyres for electric two-wheelers. The new CEAT EnergyRide EV range of tyres promises better grip in high torque and instant acceleration through super water channeling. It also distributes the force exerted on the tyres evenly around the tyre, thus reducing wear and tear, the company said in a statement.
EV scooters have higher torque as compared to their internal combustion counterparts. Traditional two-wheeler tyres are not equipped to manage this torque and weight. The RPG Group-owned company claims that its EnergyRide EV range of tyres comes with a unique ‘Circuit Design, which provides a better grip in high torque and instant acceleration through water channeling. It is also said to distribute the force exerted on the tyres evenly around the tyre, thus reducing the wear and tear of the tyres and eventually helping them to last longer.
Arnab Banerjee, Chief Operating Officer, Ceat said, “At Ceat we go out of our way to understand the consumer. The EnergyRide EV tyres address two main concerns of electric scooter owners, i.e., safety and range anxiety. We have designed the EnergyRide EV to manage the electric scooters’ instant acceleration while ensuring that tyre life is not compromised. The low rolling resistance compound also addresses range anxiety concerns that many electric vehicle users face today.”
Earlier, this week, the tyre manufacturer launched its new range of EnergyDrive tyres that have been specifically designed for four-wheeler electric vehicles.