JK Tyre, the pioneers of radial tire technology in the country, have taken another step to further enhance their technological prowess in the industry by developing the complete line of electric vehicle-specific smart radial tires for all classes of buses. , trucks, LCVs and passenger cars in India.
Designed and developed by engineers at the world’s leading technology center – Raghupati Singhania Center of Excellence (RPSCOE), the tires have been specifically designed for the unique needs of electric mobility.
Speaking on the new development, Mr. VK Misra, Technical Manager, JK Tire & Industries Ltd. said, “At JK Tyre, innovation and technology are the fundamental pillars and each of our product categories is ahead of its time to meet the needs of our customers and our industry. With the evolution of the EV industry in India, the development of EV-centric technologies remains a key focus for the company. Our smart tires are developed with the next generation design philosophy specific to electric vehicles, making the entire range smarter, quieter, durable and energy efficient.
JK Tire has developed technologies to meet the special needs of electric vehicles and guarantees ultra-low rolling resistance, improved wet and dry traction, increased durability and reduced energy consumption. To meet the demanding low noise requirements of electric vehicles, the tread has been designed using advanced FEA simulations to reduce noise and improve wear characteristics.
Equipped with in-house developed and perfected Treel® TMPS sensors, JK Tire’s smart electric vehicle tires are designed to meet the demanding performance needs of electric trucks, buses, light commercial vehicles, passenger cars, SUVs and 2 wheels.
The Smart EV tire range for all classes of buses, trucks and light commercial vehicles is developed in 17.5″ and 22.5″ tubeless sizes. The range of EV tires (255/70R22.5 and 295/80R22.5) are supplied to JBM EV buses.