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Story below.... those bullet points make these tires sound pretty promising. Glad to see some Formula E tech making it to everyday cars. I doubt I'll replace the tires that the Mach E comes with, but these will be a good upgrade path once the all seasons wear out and I finally get around to buying a set of winter tires/rims.

Michelin Launches Pilot Sport EV Tire for Electric Sports Vehicles (apnews.com)

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin has launched its first tire designed to address the specific demands made by electric sports cars.

Launching April 1, the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport EV delivers:
  • Optimal grip on dry and wet roads(3) (4) – irrespective of the tire’s level of wear(5) – taking into account the higher weight and weight-distribution characteristics associated with electric sports cars.
  • Outstanding resistance to wear(6) in response to the high torque and acceleration forces of electric sports cars.
  • The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV’s low rolling resistance extends range by up to 37 miles(7).
  • 20 percent less perceptible road noise thanks to MICHELIN AcousticTM technology which takes the form of a custom-developed polyurethane foam that reduces cabin noise(1).

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV is the result of the unique experience Michelin has acquired in Formula E racing

A founding partner of Formula E, Michelin proposed a specific solution for the championship’s all-electric single-seaters that is similar in its concept to a road tire. The Michelin Formula E tire is capable of racing in any weather conditions, while its size – 18 inches – is consistent with current road-car norms.

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV benefits directly from the progress Michelin has achieved over six seasons in Formula E and incorporates ElectricGrip CompoundTM technology which features a hard compound for the center of the tread to provide the grip required to handle high torque characteristics of electric sports cars. The sidewalls carry over the same pattern and velvet-finish markings of Michelin’s Formula E tire.

An eco-responsible, CO2-neutral tire at the point of sale(2)

In order to achieve carbon neutrality throughout the life of its tire and address the demands of electric sports car owners, Michelin has pledged to neutralize the CO2 emissions associated with the tire’s production and transport to its point of sale. This process includes the financing of projects aimed at offsetting and absorbing the residual CO2 emissions associated with tire production through the Livelihoods carbon fund until the day comes when it will be possible to eliminate them entirely.

Michelin is currently the only manufacturer that is active in the original-equipment and replacement electric sports car tire market. The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV will be rolled during 2021 in a choice of 16 sizes (original equipment: 11 sizes / replacement market: 5 sizes) for 18- to 22-inch rims.

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV is already available in China and will be available on vehicles released in Europe and North America from the third quarter 2021. By 2024, Michelin plans to increase its sales in this high-growth market by a factor of eight.

Download Photos of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV here: https://contentcenter.michelin.com/portal/shared-board/342f0bbe-40c1-4e91-bf45-5faa89ce7e46

 

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Oooohhh. Pilots are great tires. This is very interesting
 

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This seems very promising to replace the slippery eco Michelins that are on my car. These sound much more like "Mustang" tires than the OEM Michelins.
 

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they sound great - these could replace the OEM all seasons for use as all season tires?
 

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Hmmm...I will wait and see the reviews. I mean, increase range and good grip don't go together. I have the Michelin Energy Saver tires, which ship with many EVs and PHEVs. Quiet, LRR tire, but not good in the rain or snow, quite bad actually. Funny enough, they have good reviews.
 


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I'll be interested to see how quickly tires wear on the MME, given the weight of the car.
 

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Lets hope ford sees sense and uses these as the performance tire for the GT performance so we don't have to waste time replacing them due to the current awful choice of using pirelli pzero
 

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I think I will eventually go with a one size wider a/s tire. probably at the start of the next cold season end of this year.
 

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I'll be the first....... They sound expensive. "Up to 37 miles" could be 1 mile as well
 

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Hmmm...I will wait and see the reviews. I mean, increase range and good grip don't go together. I have the Michelin Energy Saver tires, which ship with many EVs and PHEVs. Quiet, LRR tire, but not good in the rain or snow, quite bad actually. Funny enough, they have good reviews.
I never trust tire reviews - how many tires do people actually own in their life, and on how many different vehicles and conditions? Not a recipe for good comparisons. People will either not have any bad experiences with the tire, meaning they love them, or they will slip once, and they will hate them.

Actual test results (skidpad, stopping distance, etc.) are quite nice however, when you can get them.
 

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Hopefully they make them in the Mach E size...my fingers are crossed since Ford decided to use econobox sized tires on this vehicle.
 

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If they make them slightly wider but still able to fit on the Mach-E rims, I wonder if enough range loss from the increased width would be balanced out by the tire material improvements.
 

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Story below.... those bullet points make these tires sound pretty promising. Glad to see some Formula E tech making it to everyday cars. I doubt I'll replace the tires that the Mach E comes with, but these will be a good upgrade path once the all seasons wear out and I finally get around to buying a set of winter tires/rims.

Michelin Launches Pilot Sport EV Tire for Electric Sports Vehicles (apnews.com)

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin has launched its first tire designed to address the specific demands made by electric sports cars.

Launching April 1, the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport EV delivers:
  • Optimal grip on dry and wet roads(3) (4) – irrespective of the tire’s level of wear(5) – taking into account the higher weight and weight-distribution characteristics associated with electric sports cars.
  • Outstanding resistance to wear(6) in response to the high torque and acceleration forces of electric sports cars.
  • The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV’s low rolling resistance extends range by up to 37 miles(7).
  • 20 percent less perceptible road noise thanks to MICHELIN AcousticTM technology which takes the form of a custom-developed polyurethane foam that reduces cabin noise(1).

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV is the result of the unique experience Michelin has acquired in Formula E racing

A founding partner of Formula E, Michelin proposed a specific solution for the championship’s all-electric single-seaters that is similar in its concept to a road tire. The Michelin Formula E tire is capable of racing in any weather conditions, while its size – 18 inches – is consistent with current road-car norms.

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV benefits directly from the progress Michelin has achieved over six seasons in Formula E and incorporates ElectricGrip CompoundTM technology which features a hard compound for the center of the tread to provide the grip required to handle high torque characteristics of electric sports cars. The sidewalls carry over the same pattern and velvet-finish markings of Michelin’s Formula E tire.

An eco-responsible, CO2-neutral tire at the point of sale(2)

In order to achieve carbon neutrality throughout the life of its tire and address the demands of electric sports car owners, Michelin has pledged to neutralize the CO2 emissions associated with the tire’s production and transport to its point of sale. This process includes the financing of projects aimed at offsetting and absorbing the residual CO2 emissions associated with tire production through the Livelihoods carbon fund until the day comes when it will be possible to eliminate them entirely.

Michelin is currently the only manufacturer that is active in the original-equipment and replacement electric sports car tire market. The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV will be rolled during 2021 in a choice of 16 sizes (original equipment: 11 sizes / replacement market: 5 sizes) for 18- to 22-inch rims.

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV is already available in China and will be available on vehicles released in Europe and North America from the third quarter 2021. By 2024, Michelin plans to increase its sales in this high-growth market by a factor of eight.

Download Photos of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV here: https://contentcenter.michelin.com/portal/shared-board/342f0bbe-40c1-4e91-bf45-5faa89ce7e46
These tires have been hugely successful on the Formula E circuit. I'm super excited that Michelin is bring a road EV version to market.

 

 
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