Yokohama Tire is stepping into the new year with a product tailored for the burgeoning electric vehicle market: the ADVAN Sport EV A/S. This all-season, ultra-high-performance tire is crafted with precision to meet the demanding needs of electric vehicles. Set to be released on January 1, 2024, it will be available in nine sizes to fit 18 to 20-inch rims and is distinctively marked with the E+ badge, indicating its specialization for electric mobility.
Brand Development Manager Diana Colosimo emphasizes the dual benefit of the ADVAN Sport EV A/S. It’s built to last, offering an extended tread life rarely seen in EV-specific tires. Yet, it doesn’t compromise on performance, providing the crisp steering and strong braking typically associated with high-performance tires.
The engineering behind the ADVAN Sport EV A/S ensures that drivers will enjoy a long-lasting tread life. This is achieved by a meticulously designed contact area that evenly distributes pressure, particularly important to accommodate the high torque output of electric vehicles. Furthermore, the tire’s optimized construction includes reinforced sidewalls that not only enhance handling but also contribute to a smoother and more comfortable ride.
Yokohama has also advanced the tire’s all-season capabilities. A new compound that incorporates more silica and employs a unique mixing process significantly improves the tire’s grip in various weather conditions, extending mileage and enhancing snow performance. This is achieved without sacrificing the tire’s acclaimed dry handling prowess.
Moreover, the ADVAN Sport EV A/S boasts superior handling thanks to the performance shoulder with extra-large outside shoulder blocks, which promote exceptional cornering stability.
Beyond the technical advancements, Yokohama assures customer satisfaction with value-added benefits. Each purchase of the ADVAN Sport EV A/S is protected by a 60-day satisfaction guarantee and a substantial 100,000-km limited treadwear warranty, ensuring that drivers can rely on their tires as much as they rely on their vehicles.