Do you have to change tires more often in EVs?

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ElectricDan
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Post by ElectricDan »

I read somewhere that because the weight of EVs tends to be more, this causes more wear and tear on the tires and thus, requires more tire changes.

I am completely new to EVs and neve have owned one so I am curious to know if anyone here who has more experience knows if this is true or not.

ashleycarr
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Post by ashleycarr »

I've read the same thing, just not what exactly that means.
Milkfloat
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Post by Milkfloat »

Weight of a car is a factor in tyre wear. However, it depends on the EV as a MX-30 weighs 1650kg due, mainly, to the small battery. For comparison, a 1.3 Qashqai weighs 1380kg but a P200 Evoque is 1770kg. Nissan still only gives a range of weight but we must assume that the 63kWh Advance tips the scales at 1800kg. However, to keep perspective, an aggressive driving style compared to a sympathetic driving style will have a greater impact than the difference in vehicle weight. The greater instant torque of an EV can make it easier to stress tyres if one makes a habit of flooring the accelerator. Don't do that and the ICE-EV difference will be minimal.
Graham53
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Post by Graham53 »

Some earlier posts on related topics mentioned tyres wearing out at 9000 miles or less!!! I can only ascribe this rate of wear to - shall we say ‘unsympathetic’ - driving styles. The car can do 0-60 in about 5 seconds, doesn’t mean it HAS to. I have currently done 12500 in mine and still have about 5mm of tread left - so realistically, the tyres should last me another 10k or so.
Cosmyc
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Post by Cosmyc »

10.000 miles here, more than half of tread left easily.
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Post by ashleycarr »

There's a StopBurningStuff interview by Quentin Wilson who asks the Fleet Manager for National Grid does she see greater tyre wear on her EV's than ICE. Her reply, No. Check it out on YT. It busts a load of other myths too.
Columbo
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Post by Columbo »

No, I can get 40k+ miles from a set of Michelin on my Tesla with rotations. It just depends on how you drive.
Milkfloat
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Post by Milkfloat »

Amazing that the petrol heads were able to create and maintain the myth of EV tyre wear. Why would another 75kg per tyre make any significant difference? As ever, differential tyre wear comes from the grey matter between the ears and the right foot!
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Post by Irfan1980 »

My new car came with under 7mm tyre tread thou.
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