Apollo Tyres, a leading tyre manufacturer, has unveiled electric vehicle (EV) tyres for both passenger vehicles and two-wheelers. Apollo Amperion tyres for the PV segment and Apollo WAV tyres for two-wheelers were released today in the Indian market.
With its best-in-class rolling resistance, low noise, electric tread pattern design, and aerodynamic sidewall, Apollo Amperion will cater to EVs in India’s hatchback, small SUV, and sedan categories, including Tata Nexon, MG ZSE, Hyundai Kona, and other forthcoming EVs.
Apollo Amperion is also the first Indian tyre to acquire the Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s (BEE) fuel savings badge with a 5-star rating in the PV category.
The Apollo WAV, with its specialized design, low rolling resistance, low weight, and high traction to withstand the initial torque, will cater to the bulk of the country’s high powered electric scooters, such as the TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak, and Ather 450.
EV tyres may resemble those used in internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. However, they differ greatly in terms of the components utilized, tyre design, and construction.
EV tyres make use of cutting-edge polymers, traction resin, and other basic components. To manage the EVs’ quick acceleration, the tyres must handle higher torque, which necessitates a better tread pattern and rubber formulations.
EV tyres are often constructed with a lower rolling resistance, typically about 30%. As a result, the EV tyres increase the vehicle’s battery range. The load bearing capability of electric vehicle tyres is also increased at the tread, plies, and sidewalls.
This is a PR Agency Feed; researched and edited by Clean-Future Team