Apollo Tyres has unveiled specific tires for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 1 August. The Apollo Amperion range of tyres are for the passenger vehicle (PV) segment, whereas Apollo WAV range for two-wheelers. The EV tires use the latest types of polymers, traction resin and other raw materials. The tires can also handle more torque compared to tyres used in internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
“Tyre design and manufacturing have always evolved along with the automobiles. Our teams have invested years of research to understand the changing dynamics and requirements of vehicles in EV space to perfect the product that we are launching today. 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,” said Satish Sharma, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres.
Significance: The Apollo Amperion will be used in EVs in India such as Tata Nexon, MG ZSE, Hyundai Kona and other upcoming vehicles. It features optimal rolling resistance, low noise, electric tread pattern design and aerodynamic sidewall. It is the first Indian tyre to receive fuel savings label with 5-star rating for the PV category by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
The tyres use ‘AQuT Tech’ (Apollo Quiet Tyre Technology) which looks at tyre cavity, pattern and construction to reduce noise, as well as Battery Energy Saver Technology, which is deployed using ultra low RR technology package which helps extends battery range of the electric vehicle.