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Pirelli expands EV tyre range with winter editions

Pirelli has created ‘Elect’ versions of the Winter Sottozero 3, Scorpion Winter and P Zero Winter. The latter is available as OE for the all-electric Porsche Taycan in 19-inch and 20-inch sizes.

The Italian manufacturer’s Elect tyre was launched at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and is available as original equipment for the most electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road.

Pirelli also developed a specific P Zero Elect tyre for the Porsche Taycan, which is able to capitalise upon the car’s performance. This tyre was developed in line with Pirelli’s perfect fit philosophy, with a compound, construction and tread pattern design specifically created for the Taycan.

This delivers low rolling resistance to maximise the car’s autonomy, reduced road noise to increase cabin comfort, and immediate grip – even with the Taycan’s impressive power and low-down torque – to enhance driveability: all in perfect safety.

Thanks to their softer compound, which still works well even when temperatures drop below zero and surfaces offer particularly low grip, winter tyres deliver excellent roadholding and traction – which is particularly challenging with electric cars – as well as secure braking, all to the advantage of safety.

This is achieved with a tyre that has been specifically conceived to suit the unique performance characteristics of electric cars. These bespoke winter tyres are distinguished by M+S symbols accompanied by the 3PMSF (three-peak mountain snowflake) logo, which can be easily recognised and guarantees the tyre’s conformity with winter traffic laws in a number of different countries.