These new EV-specific Smart radial tyres from JK Tyre are developed in India at the Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence (RPSCOE) in Mysuru, Karnataka.
The company says that it has developed technologies to cater to the special needs of EVs and ensures ultra-low rolling resistance, improved wet and dry traction, higher durability and lower energy consumption. To meet the challenging lower noise requirements of EVs, the tread pattern has been crafted using advanced FEA simulations for lower noise and better wear characteristics.
Fitted with in-house developed and perfected Treel TPMS sensors, the smart EV tyres from JK Tyre are designed to meet the demanding performance needs of EV trucks, buses, LCVs, passenger cars, SUVs & 2Wheelers, the company said.
The Smart EV tyre range for all categories of buses, trucks & LCV is developed in 17.5” and 22.5” tubeless sizes. The EV range of tyres (255/70R22.5 & 295/80R22.5) is being supplied to JBM electric buses.
Mr V K Misra, Technical Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. said, “At JK Tyre, innovation and technology are the core pillars and each of our product categories is ahead of its time to meet the need of our customers and industry. With the evolution of the EV sector in India, the development of EV-oriented technology remains a key focus for the company. Our Smart tyres are developed with EV specific next Gen Design philosophy making the entire range Smarter, Quieter, Durable and Energy Efficient.”