order to cater to the India’s new crop of electric buses, Ceat Tyres has
launched new tyres with several leading EV OEMs. These tyres have features
which have been tested for ride and handling and are specific to the
requirements of electric buses for use on urban roads.
performance of Ceat’s WinEnergy X3-R tyres is already proven in EV fleets
across the country. Data has shown that these tyres deliver 30% higher mileage,
30% better rolling resistance, and 50% reduction in tyre noise as compared to
regular tyres. These parameters are particularly important in EV vehicles.
Non-polluting electric buses are cheaper to run and are less noisy compared to
vehicles using fossil-fuels.
R&D invested by Ceat Tyres into the development of the new EV tyres has
considered the unique requirements and characteristics of an electric bus. For
instance, an EV bus has a higher torque, both at the start and also when
accelerating. An electric engine is also heavier than a diesel engine. An
electric bus needs to be able to offer a smooth, cushioned ride on city roads
which are quite often in a state of disrepair. The technical aspects of Ceat’s
WinEnergy X3-R tyres address these requirements.
tyre has an all-steel tubeless construction with a robust casing to cater to
the high torque. The tyres have a low rolling resistance for better mileage.
Other technologies have also been utilised: such as EVST for better stiffness
and tyre grip, FaF to dampen noise, and BRIC-T to resist tread buckling. The
tyres have a unique circuit design, a wider contact, and have reinforced
sidewalls – these features provide better traction and reduce tyre damage,
hence making for a safer, cost-effective, and smoother ride. Another aspect of
these EV tyres is that they fit all axle positions. The EV tyres are available
in two sizes - 295/80R22.5 and 255/70R22.5.
Banerjee, COO, CEAT said, “Indian cities can look forward to the further
deployment of electric buses which provide for a sustainable, air and noise
pollution-free transit for commuters. With the launch of CEAT’s WinEnergy X3-R
EV tyres we are pleased to be able to offer tyres specifically designed for our
EV OEMs, and to help in making urban transport cost-effective, cleaner, and
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