A close-up of Goodyear's newest tire offering for EVs has the words ElectricDrive 2 on the outside of the tire.

The ElectricDrive 2 features SoundComfort Technology, a built-in sound barrier that helps reduce interior vehicle noise and an asymmetric tread pattern that provides confident handling for wet or dry road conditions.

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Goodyear's ElectricDrive 2 tires, designed to meet the needs of electric vehicles, are now available to order.

EVs require more durable tires, built to withstand heavier loads.

Made with Sustainability in Mind

The newest addition to the ElectricDrive family, the all-season EV tires are enhanced with sustainable materials, improved rolling resistance and long-lasting tread life to maximize drivers' EV performance, according to a news release from Goodyear. The new ElectricDrive 2 contains at least 50% sustainable materials per tire by weight.

According to recent consumer EV research conducted by Goodyear, maintaining a quiet ride and wet road performance are the top two features that EV drivers look for when considering a tire.

The ElectricDrive 2 features SoundComfort Technology, a built-in sound barrier that helps reduce interior vehicle noise and an asymmetric tread pattern that provides confident handling for wet or dry road conditions.

"With the continued adoption of EVs, we want to meet consumer and market needs with an updated EV replacement tire," Goodyear Americas Vice President of Product Development David Reese said. "We know EV drivers prioritize performance and a more-sustainable tire. The ElectricDrive 2 was designed with at least 50% sustainable materials, a focus on providing greater traction and maintaining a quiet ride."

The tire comes in 17 sizes designed to fit today's leading and emerging consumer EV sedans and crossover SUVs, including the Tesla Models Y, 3 and S, Ford Mustang Mach-EChevy Bolt, Audi Q4 e-tron, and more, Goodyear noted.

The ElectricDrive 2 is equipped with the following features and benefits:

  • SoundComfort Technology foam inserts that help reduce the level of interior vehicle sound.
  • At least 50% sustainable materials 1, 3, including the use of soybean oil in the tire's construction, rice husk ash silica and sustainably sourced natural rubber.
  • Asymmetric tread pattern that is optimized to improve grip and responsiveness on wet and dry roads.
  • Long-lasting tread compound, designed with resilience in mind to help EV drivers get more miles out of their tires.
  • Aerodynamic sidewall and innovative compound that lowers aerodynamic drag and enables lower rolling resistance.