Apollo Tyres Launches Electric Vehicle Specific Tyres

Highlights :

  • Apollo has launched EV Specific Tyres for passenger cars and two wheelers.
  • Claims itself to be the first Indian company to introduce tyres with 5-star rating.
Apollo Tyres Launches Electric Vehicle Specific Tyres

Leading tyre manufacturer, Apollo Tyres has announced that it has launched specific tyres for electric vehicles for both passenger vehicles and two-wheelers. The company has introduced Apollo Amperion range of tyres for the PV segment while the Apollo WAV range for the two-wheelers, have been added to the Indian market.

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Apollo claims that Amperion has low rolling resistance, low noise, electric tread pattern design and aerodynamic sidewall to cater to the EVs in hatchback, compact SUV and sedan segments in India. The company said that Apollo Amperion has also become the first Indian tyre to have received fuel savings label with 5-star rating for the PV category by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

The official statement said that Apollo WAV also has low rolling resistance, low weight and high traction to resist the initial torque. It will cater to the majority of high powered E-scooters in the country.

Apollo intends to come up with EV tyres for motorcycles in the next phase, since there are very low numbers in this category at present. Satish Sharma, President, APMEA, Apollo Tyres Ltd, said, “We are already in discussions with multiple OEMs in India to supply these tyres for the electric vehicles, and will be targeting for a lion’s share in the EV space in India, in both PV and two-wheeler segments.”

Innovation is Guide

Apollo Tyres said that it has adopted distinctive technologies to build such products. ‘AQuT Tech’ (Apollo Quiet Tyre Technology) is one such, which is working on tyre cavity, pattern and construction to reduce noise. This also includes ‘BEST Tech’ (Battery Energy Saver Technology). It is employed using ultra low RR technology package. This aids the extension of the battery range of the EV.

Though EV tyres may look alike the ones used in internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, they are poles apart in several aspects, such as the components used, tyre design and construction. EV tyres make use of latest generation polymers, traction resin and other raw materials. Apollo also said that the tyres have increased load bearing capacity at the tread, plies and sidewalls.

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