Commercial vehicles with electric and hybrid drives, whether battery electric or fuel cell powered, require special tire characteristics. Continental, one of the world’s largest automotive technology and tire manufacturers, has squared up to the challenge and designed tires that meet the needs of fleets using electric trucks, electric buses, and other commercial electric vehicles (EV).
Continental has 150 years of experience with tires, and our automotive expertise means we understand how weight, braking, terrain, and other factors influence the whole vehicle. Our extensive work as an automotive supplier for electric vehicles (EV) and autonomous vehicles gives us first hand insight. No other company offers both kinds of engineering knowledge.
Despite all the unique requirements, tires for EVs must also maintain safe handling properties. Braking distance, directional stability, and overall handling must not be overlooked. Continental is committed to safety of your drivers as we develop tires for electric vehicles.
Fleets looking for EV tires should consider partnering with a tire manufacturer who has already developed expertise in this field. New vehicle concepts can also mean a different center of gravity position, wheel loads, torques or axle load balancing and can therefore present potential challenges for the load capacity or wear resistance of the tires.
Continental offers expertise you can count on. For more information, please contact your local Continental representative, or send us a message.
Continental has been pioneering developments in the world of commercial electric vehicles (EV) since at least 2018, acquiring real-world expertise through partnerships with OEMs as well as in-house automotive developments.