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2022-09-01

What criteria should I choose winter tires for my electric or hybrid vehicle?

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Canada's electric and hybrid vehicle owners want a comfortable and environmentally friendly driving experience. They want to drive on tires that will allow them to travel safely and with maximum range for many years.

While manufacturers haven't reinvented the wheel with the advent of electric vehicles, there are certain aspects of the tire they need to focus on to ensure optimal performance.

There are a few essential things to consider when choosing tires for your electric or hybrid vehicle.

These types of vehicles are heavier, which means a longer braking distance. Electric or hybrid vehicles have high instantaneous torque, which means more tire wear.

One consequence of the many advantages of electric vehicles is a significant increase in weight. Batteries are heavy, and their weight puts additional pressure on the tires of electric vehicles.

The torque of the electric motor also has a positive and negative side. On the one hand, it provides instant acceleration. On the other hand, this high instantaneous torque puts additional pressure and degradation on the tires.

4 things to keep in mind

  • A tire that offers optimal grip in winter
  • A tire that guarantees maximum range
  • A tire that offers exceptional tread life
  • A tire that ensures low noise levels

Check the load index of the tires

It would help if you always bought tires that can handle the weight of your car, but this is crucial when choosing a tire for an electric or hybrid vehicle. Because of the importance of electric or hybrid vehicles, you need more robust tires.

For example, you may want to consider XL tires that have been specifically designed for use with heavy loads.

Choosing winter tires for electric and hybrid vehicles

Ask no more; here is our selection of winter tires for the electric or hybrid vehicle that our experts have carefully selected to offer you the best value.

Whatever your needs or budget, PMCtire guarantees the compatibility of the products offered for your electric or hybrid vehicle, offers free delivery almost anywhere in Canada and ships your set of balanced tires and wheels ready to be installed on your vehicle.

The Michelin X-Ice Snow

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The Michelin X-Ice Snow tire is an excellent choice if you are looking for winter tires for your electric or hybrid vehicle. The X-Ice Snow tire offers excellent winter traction, exceptional stability and reduced braking distances compared to the competition. X-Ice Snow Tires are designed to provide superior traction, quiet driving on snow and ice, and excellent fuel efficiency.

The Continental VikingContact 7

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Continental's VikingContact 7 is a winter tire that offers excellent grip, traction, stability and braking performance in all winter conditions. The VikingContact 7's self-locking blocks are reinforced to provide better handling and increased stability for your electric or hybrid vehicle in all weather conditions.

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS90

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The Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 has an incredible tread pattern that delivers exceptional performance on snow and ice. The Blizzak WS90 features MulticellTM technology that improves grip on ice with its new tread compound and expanded contact patch. Its stiffness provides better steering response and rides comfort for many winters.

The Toyo Observe GSi-6

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Toyo's Observe Gsi6 is also a great winter tire choice for your electric or hybrid vehicle. With "Microbit" studless technology developed by Toyo engineers, it's the ideal choice for drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles who want superior traction from an environmentally friendly compound.

Remember, occupant safety is paramount, and safety is priceless!