Audi has announced that its recently unveiled e-tron, the company’s first fully electric SUV will be fitted with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV tires in 265/45R21 SUV size.
The tires fitted to the Audi e-tron meet the German manufacturer’s mileage requirements, Goodyear says. As electric vehicles operate with higher torque compared to cars with a combustion engine, tire wear is up to 25% higher, but the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV tire construction is able to address these challenges, the tiremaker says.
The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV is known for its optimized braking and handling performance in all conditions and its Active Braking Technology shortens braking distance by four feet on both dry and wet roads, according to Goodyear testing. Its SUV-Optimized Construction Technology helps to improve handling at higher speeds, improves cornering stiffness and decreases tread wear. These features are combined with a UHP Cool Cushion Layer, a technology that improves handling while reducing rolling resistance.
The tires fitted on the Audi e-tron use Goodyear’s SoundComfort Technology, which helps to reduce the interior car noise.
Audi is officially launched its Audi e-tron this week in San Francisco. Manufactured in Brussels, this Audi is the first fully electric SUV from the traditional German car maker on the market. Thanks to its three electric motors, the e-tron accelerates from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds. Depending on the driving style and conditions, the e-tron offers a range of up to 310 miles.