The first Michelin tyre designed to address the specific demands made by electric sports cars
Due to be released for sale from April 1,the Michelin Pilot Sport EV delivers:
- Optimal grip on dry and wet roads – irrespective of the tyre’s level of wear – taking into account the higher weight and weight-distribution characteristics associated with electric sports cars.
- Outstanding resistance to wear in respond to the high torque and acceleration forces that typify this type of car.
- TheMICHELIN Pilot Sport EV’s very low rolling resistance extends range by up to 60 kilometres to enable drivers to enjoy the potential of their electric sports car to the full .
- Twenty-percent less perceptible road noise thanks to Michelin AcousticTM technology which takes the form of a custom-developed polyurethane foam that reduces cabin noise for even greater enjoyment behind the wheel of electric vehicles(1).
The Michelin Pilot Sport EV is the result of the unique experience Michelin has acquired in Formula E
A founding partner of Formula E, Michelin proposed a specific solution for the championship’s all-electric single-seaters that is similar in its concept to a road tyre. The Michelin Formula E tyre is effectively capable of racing whatever the weather conditions, while its size – 18 inches – is consistent with current road-car norms.
The Michelin Pilot Sport EV benefits directly from the progress Michelin has achieved over six seasons in Formula E and incorporates ElectricGrip CompoundTM technology which features a hard compound for the centre of the tread to provide the grip required to cope with the high torque characteristics of electric sports cars. Meanwhile, the sidewalls of the latest addition to the Michelin Pilot Sport family carry over the same pattern and velvet-finish markings of Michelin’s Formula E tyre.
An eco-responsible, CO2-neutral tyre at the point of sale
In order to achieve carbon neutrality throughout the life of its tyre and address the demands of electric sports car owners, Michelin has pledged to neutralise the CO2emissions associated with the tyre’s production and transport to its point of sale. This process includes the financing of projects aimed at offsetting and absorbing the residual CO2emissions associated with tyre production through the Livelihoods carbon fund until the day comes when it will be possible to eliminate them entyrely.
Michelin is currently the only manufacturer that is active in the original-equipment and replacement electric sports car tyre market. The Michelin Pilot Sport EV will be rolled out in the course of 2021 in a choice of 16 sizes (original equipment: 11 sizes / replacement market: 5 sizes) for 18- to 22-inch rims.
The Michelin Pilot Sport EV is already available in China and will be available on vehicles released in Europe and North America from the third quarter 2021. By 2024, Michelin plans to increase its sales in this high-growth market by a factor of eight.
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