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Pirelli unveils new Elect tires for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

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Pirelli expands its tire range for electric and plug-in hybrid cards with the introduction of the Pirelli Elect tires.

The new tire was developed to increase autonomy, decrease road noise for ultimate comfort, immediate grip that puts the power down for a quick getaway, and a special structure designed to support the weight of a battery-powered vehicle.

This type of tire is distinguished by the Elect marking, which was launched at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and is available as original equipment for the most modern cars on the road.

PORSCHE TAYCAN WITH P ZERO ELECT

Pirelli’s engineers developed a custom P Zero Elect tire for the Porsche Taycan, which is able to capitalize upon the car’s prodigious performance. This tire 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 maximize 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 Pirelli Elect, anyone choosing a Porsche Taycan can be sure of driving tires as well as a car that have been specifically developed to be fully electric.

PIRELLI ELECT WINTER FOR THE HARSHEST CONDITIONS

With winter setting in as well as laws mandating the use of winter tires in many countries, Pirelli has created Elect versions of the Winter Sottozero 3, Scorpion Winter and P Zero Winter. The latter is available for the Porsche Taycan in 19-inch and 20-inch sizes.

Winter tires are also recommended for electric and hybrid cars, if they are driven a lot in winter conditions, and their drivers require the best possible performance even in the harshest conditions. As autumn turns into winter and temperatures drop below seven degrees centigrade, summer tires are no longer able to perform at their best and so discerning drivers prefer winter tires. Thanks to their softer compound, which still works well even when temperatures drop below zero and surfaces offer particularly low grip, winter tires deliver excellent road holding 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 tire that has been specifically conceived to suit the unique performance characteristics of electric cars.

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