TYRES don’t last as long on electric vehicles, according to industry supplier epyx. The average reduction compared to an ICE car is 6,350 miles.
Data taken from the company’s 1link Service Network platform suggest the first tyre change for electric cars is taking place at 18,000 miles after 550 days old. This compares with hybrid cars where tyres last 24,600 miles and 585 days. And petrol and diesel (ICE – internal combustion engine) cars last 24,300 miles and 670 days.
Information released previously by epyx earlier this year also suggested that EV tyres are both bigger and more expensive than petrol or diesel equivalents. The average replacement tyre fitted to an EV was 18.59 inches and cost £207. The corresponding figures for an ICE equivalent were 17.40 inches and £130.
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