Things to consider when purchasing new tyres for hybrid or electric cars

When buying tyres for hybrid or electric cars, it is important to keep in mind the differences between them and regular combustion engine cars. The biggest difference is the weight of the hybrid or electric cars, being much heavier due to the battery packs. This is why it is important to invest in good tyres to allow for adequate grip for both braking and accelerating. A good quality tyre is also the best protection against hydroplaning in wet conditions. The second thing to consider when buying a tyre, in general, is what kind of driving you will be doing and where you live. This is because if you live in an area not experiencing severe winters, you would be able to buy a summer tyre to be used all year round.

Most electric cars or hybrids come equipped with summer tyres from the factory. With a row of advances in summer tyres during the years, it has become the tyre of choice for many car manufacturers for them when they sell their cars. Premium summer tyres have low rolling resistance, which decreases the energy consumption for each journey, allowing the electric cars to go further on every charge. Distance of electric cars have always been a problem as you can’t just stop quickly and charge your battery on your way somewhere.

Unlike all-season tyres, the summer tyres can’t handle snow and ice and therefore don’t have the 3PMSF-symbol indicating that they can be used in severe winter conditions. This is different from winter approved all-season tyres that actually has this symbol. The all-season tyres can be considered something of a hybrid between summer tyres and winter tyres. Your summer tyres are only safe during the warm seasons, which will be enough if you reside in an area without winters, or where you don’t have to drive during the days when you have snow on the ground.

Tyres like the Nokian Wetproof are summer tyres that are recommended for use with hybrid and electric cars. They assure precise handling capabilities, and advances in technology offer the ultimate safety on wet and dry surfaces alike. This very eco-friendly tyre allows for excellent grip, so you can rest assured that braking will not be a problem even with the additional weight of a hybrid or electric car. Nokian Wetproof summer tyre is an excellent all year round tyre that does not negatively impact the performance while remaining an environmentally friendly tyre for areas without winters. When you will experience winters, you will just change to winter tyres at the end of the season or then to winter approved all-season tyres like the Nokian Seasonproof. They can then safely handle all different weathers and temperature that you will experience during the year. This means that you can drive any day of the year even if you are surprised by sudden weather changes.

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