Apollo Tyres has launched the Vredestein Quatrac Pro EV, Europe’s first all-season tyre developed specifically for battery electric vehicles and hybrids.
It says that compared with the established range of Vredestein all-season tyres, the Quatrac Pro EV delivers superior handling and stability, offers 15 per cent lower levels of rolling resistance, and delivers a quieter and more comfortable ride.
It also has a lighter construction and has a lower environmental impact during production, Apollo Tyres adds.
The Quatrac Pro EV is being produced at Apollo Tyres’ two European production facilities, in Enschede in the Netherlands and Gyöngyöshalász in Hungary.
This all-new tyre will be available from next month, initially in seven sizes for 18- and 19-inch wheel rims, and with 12 additional sizes – including 17- and 20-inch options – on offer from next year.
“The Quatrac Pro EV is a strategically important product for us, for three key reasons,” explains Daniele Lorenzetti, CTO at Apollo Tyres.
“Firstly, motorists are making the shift towards electrified mobility in ever greater numbers and carmakers and consumers alike are seeking tyres engineered for the specific characteristics and dynamic attributes of EVs.
“Additionally, the all-season tyre segment is the fastest growing, so it makes sense that we continue to diversify the range of Vredestein products that are designed for year-round use.
“Finally, no other company has the all-season heritage to match that of Vredestein – it was a segment we pioneered and it is natural that we take a lead once again by producing Europe’s first all-season EV tyre.”