The challenge of Tyre manufacturing for Electric cars
A problem which is faced by all tyre companies is the infamous triangle of quality parameters-where ride quality or handling or life of the tyres gets compromised the moment you pull the tyre compound in any direction.
With electric cars there is a factor of noise too. Electric cars are noise free when compared to their ICE(Internal combustion engine) counterparts.The issue is that durable tyres make a lot of noise , while quiet tyres cannot provide great handling – while an electric car does what it does best when it accelerates at a much faster rate than an ICE car.
An electric car accelerates faster , it is quieter and it needs regenerative breaking too – all this creates a hurdle for the tyre manufacturer. The rolling resistance required here is extreme , since the car manufacturer cannot be left behind on the podium of range per charge.
The challenges presented here are going to be soon faced by Indian tyre manufacturers too as electric cars become popular on our roads.