The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced RangeMax RSDEV, Goodyear’s first electric vehicle-ready tire compatible with EV and gas- or diesel-powered regional work vehicles.
The RangeMax RSDEV is Goodyear’s newest regional drive tire for energy efficiency. Equipped to handle the higher load capacities of EVs, RangeMax RSDEV was engineered with ultra-low rolling resistance technology, designed to deliver improved efficiency to fleets regardless of drivetrain, according to the tire maker.
“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,” said 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.”
What Makes this Tire Different?
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. Available now in size 295/75R22.5, 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.
- SmartWay-verified premium casing construction, providing toughness and durability to maximize retread-ability.
- 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., based on data released by Experian Vehicle Registration Data; January 2022.
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