Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced its new RangeMax RSD EV, Goodyear’s first electric vehicle-ready tire compatible with EV and gas- or diesel-powered regional work vehicles today at the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Expo in Orlando.
The RangeMax RSDEV is Goodyear’s best regional drive tire for energy efficiency. Equipped to handle the higher load capacities of EVs, Goodyear says the RangeMax RSDEV was engineered to deliver low rolling resistance than comparable competitor tires improved efficiency to fleets regardless of drivetrain.
Making its formal debut Tuesday in size 295/75R22.5, Goodyear says the tire will be available industry wide in the second quarter, with more size options set to follow.
“The new RangeMax RSDEV strives to live up to its name and deliver the superior range and confidence that comes with ultra-low rolling resistance,” says Tom Lippello, senior director, Commercial Marketing, Goodyear North America.
“With the continued growth we’re observing in the regional EV segment, changing powertrains and fleets’ cost-savings and sustainability priorities, Goodyear recognized an opportunity to provide fleets and original equipment manufacturers with a tire designed for the unique needs of these vehicles.”
Engineered with Treadlock Technology to promote even wear and longer miles to removal, RangeMax RSDEV is the first regional drive tire embossed with Goodyear’s “Electric Drive Ready” designation.
Goodyear says additional features and benefits of RangeMax RSDEV include:
- Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake and Mud and Snow designations, key performance assurances in challenging winter driving conditions.
- Enhanced tread pattern designed for high torque applications and an optimized footprint shape for even treadwear.
RangeMax RSDEV is the latest addition to Goodyear’s EV tire portfolio. In response to increased usage of electric vehicles in parts of the industry, Goodyear last year introduced its first commercial truck tire with “Electric Drive Ready” designation, Endurance RSA ULT. In 2022, Goodyear also expanded its line of ElectricDrive tires built for passenger and high-performance vehicles to cover 44% more battery electric vehicles operating in the U.S., the company says.