We are at the forefront of electric mobility.
Our engineers work closely with leading electric vehicles manufacturers such as Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, ... to design tyres with performance that matter to EV owners and make electric mobility more enjoyable.
Because of their battery, electric vehicles are heavier than their internal combustion counterparts, and yet boast faster initial acceleration. This specificity coupled with high torque, a quieter engine and the constant quest for greater battery range, all contribute to making EVs particularly demanding on tyres.
Fitting your EV with the right tyres ensures you get an optimal performance in terms of range, longevity (kilometre), silence in the cab and safety(2), all while making the most of your driving experience.
To maximise battery range, EVs need low rolling resistance tyres. Since 1992 starting with the MICHELIN EnergyTM tyre, we have halved the rolling resistance of our car tyres.(3) Today, we offer tyres, like MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV, that extend range by up to 60km thanks to low rolling resistance.
EVs need tyres with increased longevity. High torque and battery weight impact the wear of tyres. In 1946, we developed MICHELIN X, the first radial tyre, which significantly increased the durability of our tyres (by 2 to 3 times).
Since then, we have continued to offer long-lasting tyres.
Internal noise caused by the tyres is a major concern with noiseless engines. Thanks to MICHELIN AcousticTM technology, the internal noise of the vehicle can be reduced by nearly 20%.(4)
The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV tyre is inspired by the heritage of the FIA Formula E championship, from 2014 to 2022.
MICHELIN e.PRIMACY tyre is designed to reduce the energy consumption(5) of passenger cars. It is chosen by car makers to equip their electric, hybrid or low fuel consumption vehicles.
MICHELIN City Grip Saver tyre is specially developed for electric scooters. It increases battery range thanks to low rolling resistance(6) while maintaining the renowned longevity of the MICHELIN City Grip range!
For more than 100 years, we design innovative mobility solutions that answer drivers' expectations, while minimising their environmental impact.
In 1899, Michelin developed the tyres for “La Jamais Contente”, the first electric vehicle to exceed 100 km/h.
First with the revolutionary architecture of the MICHELIN X radial tyre in 1946, then with the MICHELIN ENERGYTM tyre in 1992 introducing silica into the mix, we significantly increased the longevity and improved energy savings of the tyres(7).
We use our know-how acquired in FIA Formula E championship (from 2014 to 2022) and FIM MotoETM to design tyres that fit EVs.
The 100% electric Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 E-Performance is fitted with tyres made from 53% renewable bio-sourced and recycled raw materials.
MICHELIN X Incity EV Z tyre: a range that combines safety, longevity, respect for the environment and increased charging capacity.
With this new range, Michelin is supporting the transition to cleaner, more efficient electric mobility solutions with greater autonomy. A key driver for a sustainable city.
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We lead the way towards mobility with reduced environmental impact(8) and innovate by investing in, around and beyond tyres.
Our tyres are trusted by the most demanding ones - consumers, manufacturers, motorsports players and key opinion leaders ask for our products.
With our capacity for innovation, our expertise in the field of hydrogen fuel cells, and our ability to bring people together, we are a major player in the development of electromobility.
(1) Source: Michelin Automotive Original Equipment Department - internal database analysis on December, 2021.
(2) Results may vary according to vehicle, tyre range and size, speed and road conditions.
(3) Rolling resistance of tyres have been divided by 2 between the MICHELIN Energy (RR>12kg/T) compared to MICHELIN e.Primacy and MICHELIN Pilot sport EV (RR <5kg/T)
(4) MICHELIN Acoustic Technology reduces the perceived noise level, inside the car, by nearly 20% (Internal noise measurement, done in 2020 on size 245/45 R19 on KIA Cadenza. Noise level measured on the range "170-230Hz".) Results may vary according to vehicle, tyre range and size, speed and road conditions.
(5) When new, MICHELIN e.PRIMACY generates 2kg/t on average rolling resistance less than competitors equivalent in fuel consumption reduction of up to 0.21l/100km for a VW Golf 7 1.5 TSI or equivalent of gain of up to 7% in battery range for a VW e.Golf. Energy consumption means petrol for thermic and hybrid vehicles, electricity for electric vehicles.
(6) Very low rolling resistance thanks to new “Electric ready” silica-based materials with very low power dissipation, so your battery lasts longer than with the original MICHELIN City Grip. (Modelling of power dissipation between a 100/80 - 14 M/C 48S CITY GRIP SAVER TL and a CITY GRIP. Done at the Michelin Research Centre in France, in July 2018).
(7) Low fuel consumption - MICHELIN ENERGY SAVER+ has been awarded by AutoBild as "Eco Champion" in 2013
(8) Find out more on https://www.michelin.com/en/sustainable-development-mobility/for-the-planet/environmental-approach