Buy the right EV tire for your needs

Did you know that choosing the right tire for your EV can help improve range, durability, performance and control?
Tires may look similar, but they can be optimized to perform for different conditions and usages, especially for your Electric Vehicle. What’s most important to you? Below we list what's your interest and the tires we offer!

Range: Go Further between every charge

  • Michelin Primacy Tour A/S - EV Compatible
  • Michelin Primacy All Season - EV Compatible
  • Michelin Primacy MXV4 - EV Compatible

The MICHELIN® Primacy™ Tires combine all-weather car handling and traction for a quiet and comfortable ride. You can trust that our Primacy™ tires are safe, reliable, and durable, with fuel efficiency and great traction. Experience the smoothest all-season or summer tires no matter where you are going. Chosen by premium carmakers, MICHELIN® Primacy™ Tires deliver a performance touring, luxury tire experience on every ride.

Durability: Go the distance on your set of tires

Performance: Unleash the full potential of your EV

  • Michelin Pilot Sport All Season - EV Compatible
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S - EV Compatible
  • Michelin Pilot Sport EV - EV Compatible
  • Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 - EV Compatible
  • Michelin Alpin 5 SUV - EV Compatible
  • Michelin Alpin PA4 - EV Compatible

MICHELIN® Pilot® tires combine a luxurious ride with unprecedented performance for an unmatched driving experience. MICHELIN® Pilot® tires demonstrate excellent car handling, braking, and the control & confidence needed to make the most out of any high-performance vehicle. With a prestigious Original Equipment fitments and a heritage of street to track tire performance, the MICHELIN® Pilot® family of tires are the perfect high performance tires for your next ride.

All Season / All Weather: Go with confidence all the time

  • Michelin Crossclimate 2 - EV Compatible

Winter: Take control on snow and ice

Winter driving can be nerve-wracking for everyone, but MICHELIN® Winter Tires offer the ultimate confidence on snowy and icy roads. Exclusive tire tread designed with exceptional tire grip improves braking performance and decreases risk of hydroplaning all while increasing the life of your tires. Explore our trustworthy winter tire selections so you can buy winter tires with ease.





EV: Electric Vehicle
ICE: Internal Combustion Engine

No. As long as load capacity restriction are observed, all Michelin tirelines will function properly on both Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles and EVs.

If in cases such as winter tires, a lower speed rating than listed on the vehicle placard are installed for use in winter conditions, the speed capability of the vehicle is reduced to the speed rating of the winter tires. 

In general, EVs are heavier than their ICE counterparts. Vehicle weight is a critical factor in the wear rate of the tire, with more weight leading to faster wear. In addition to more weight, EVs often have more torque available for rapid acceleration combined with regenerative braking to recharge the batteries on deceleration. The combination of more weight and the addition of regenerative braking results in more rapid tire wear. On average, EVs will wear out a tire 20% faster than a comparable ICE vehicle.

Tires adapted for EV's

  • Low Rolling Resistance. To maximize range, EV manufacturers generally demand tires tuned for low rolling resistance. The push for lower rolling resistance tires is not new or exclusive to EVs. To meet CAFÉ (Corporate Average Fuel Economy/US Department of Transportation) fuel economy targets, vehicle manufacturers have been asking for low rolling resistance tires for decades.
  • Low Noise. Because EVs generate less noise, the noise produced by the interaction of the tire and road is more intrusive. Tires tuned for EVs offer the highest refinement in noise, often combined with other noise reduction technologies such as MICHELIN® Acoustic. These noise reduction technologies focus on a specific type of noise, generated on certain road surfaces. You may notice the difference, depending on the roads you drive.

Wear:  To cope with the added weight and torque, new generations of Michelin tirelines are engineered to offer increased wear potential to offset the 20% wear impact of EVs. Defender®2 offers more than 20% more wear potential than Defender® T+H. CrossClimate®2 improved the wear potential over Premier™ A/S by more than 20%. X-Ice® SNOW exhibits excellence and longevity that lasts up to 1 additional winter than the average of leading competitors.

Load:  New generations of tirelines have moved to more extra load (XL) sizes and higher speed ratings to match EV requirements. In addition, a new standard of tires known as HLC (High Load Capacity) tires is slowly being introduced to the market. This allows for even greater loads on the same sized tire without increasing the air pressure.

RangeMichelin has been a pioneer in low rolling resistance technology for over 2 decades. MICHELIN® Green X® technology was introduced in 1992 which reduced rolling resistance by a factor of three since the first pneumatic tire was introduced.  Michelin tirelines provide excellent low rolling resistance in each category.

Range - general

  • Yes, as the tire wears down the rolling resistance decreases. This is because, some of the rolling resistance comes from the tire tread. Studies have shown, a worn tire is about 6% better for range compared to a new tire. Thus, it is perfectly normal to observe a range decrease when installing new tires of the same model.

There are two reasons tires have a larger impact on vehicles with more range.

  1. For the same vehicle, the impact of tire differences, is a percentage of the reference.
    Example: (A 10% difference on a vehicle with 200 kilometres of range is 20 kilometres.
    For a range of 300 kilometres, the 10% difference would be 30 kilometres).
  2. The heavier the vehicle, the more tires matter. This is because, the more weight that is put on a tire, at the same inflation pressure, the greater the energy loss by the tire. Vehicles with extended range are heavier due to the additional batteries, so a change in tires will have a greater difference.

Winter tires for EV's

The MICHELIN® X-Ice® SNOW is an excellent option for electric vehicles. The XiS provides excellent performance in both snow, ice as well as other winter conditions. It meets 3PMSF standards required for winter driving in some Canadian provinces and certain municipalities in the US. The impact on range, depending on the vehicle, could be between a 5 – 7 % drop compared to the new OE fitment.

Ultra high performance tire
All-Weather Tires Crossclimate2 Michelin

Ultra-High Performance - EV Compatible

SUV/Crossover - Luxury Performance Touring - EV Compatible

EV Tires

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