Speak EV - Electric Car Forums banner


  1. Energy™ EV low rolling resistance tyres ??

    Renault ZOE
    Just been reading about the launch of Zoe in 2012 was fitted with Energy™ EV low rolling resistance tyres .... well I just bought a 2013 model and it has bog standard run of the mill tyres on it the same most other cars such as ICE cars and was wondering 2 things , what effect does this have on...
  2. Soul Tyres

    Kia Soul EV
    I had my Soul serviced and had its MOT done before the lease runs out on Monday. I am buying the car and thought why not let the lease company pay for it. It passed with flying colours. My front tyres are nearing the end of their life. I have about 4mm to go. What are people's thoughts on...
  3. Goodyear All-season tyres on the Ioniq 28

    First Generation Ioniq
    I recently fitted a full set of Goodyear All-season tyres to replace the worn set of Michelin Energy tyres- https://simonselectriccar.com/2019/12/03/goodyear-all-season-tyres-on-the-most-efficient-electric-car/
  4. SOLD: Nearly new set of four Bridgestone Turanza 205/55/r16 T001 91Q tyres

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    I have just swapped my stock e-Golf Bridgestone's for CrossClimate+, if anyone is in the market for a new set of stock boots for their e-Golf. They had covered only 750 miles from new (car picked up 20 September).
  5. SOLD - Michelin CrossClimate 215/50 R17 95W XL (x4) - Covered 4,000 miles, new in December 2018 - £240

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Hi all, I'm part exchanging my Leaf 24kWh Tekna and handlily still had the old Goodyear tyres I took off last December to replace with CrossClimates, so (with the dealers blessing before anyones asks) I've swapped them back on and can offer up my barely used CrossClimates for any Leaf owner (or...
  6. Tyres for BMW 225xe

    General EV Discussion
    I was just wondering why my tyres are speed rated W I’ve been told that if I put less than W on, it could invalidate my insurance! Does anyone know why it’s got a W speed rating when the cars top speed is 122mph. W is for cars over 160mph. Is it because it’s all wheel drive?
  7. Goodyear EfficientGrip 91 or 95 (XL)?

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hi all, I got my lovely 2017 Tekna 3 weeks ago, all good except for a slow puncture on the front left tyre. Took it to a local garage and they said it couldn't be repaired, needs a new tyre. The one that needs replacing is a Goodyear EfficientGrip 215/50 R17 91V and on the other side is a...
  8. Volkswagen Golf GTE locking wheel nut

    General EV Discussion
    Hi can someone tell me where to find the locking wheel nut for my Golf GTE please? And if possible send a picture of it. I cannot find it anywhere and fear it's been lost by previous owner. Many thanks
  9. Thinking about tyres?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I always like to have the best possible combination of tyres on the road and, having been less than pleased with the choice made by the dealer who sold the car to me, I have been studying alternatives. I have based my research on the tyres listed by a well known German on-line retailer. I have...
  10. leaf 24 tyres

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hi Are there any tyres particularly required for the leaf? Or is is it just a matter of choosing some in the right size?
  11. leaf 24 2014 new tyres

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hi does the leaf require any special tyres? Or will any that fit be suitable.
  12. Choice of three tyres, experiences sought please

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    I need to buy four new tyres for my Golf GTE. I have narrowed it down to four based on a low dB rating and as best as possible wet and efficiency ratings. I realise that one of the four listed below is an all weather tyre and so are a little more expensive but I'd be keen to hear from anyone...
  13. Tyre choice and efficiency

    Kia Niro
    So the Niro looks like it ships with Michelin Primacy 215/55/17. Looking at the tyre retailer sites, this doesn’t look to have a desperately low rolling resistance. Anyone any idea how much difference this makes in reality to the efficiency of an EV?
  14. Service costs/buying advice

    Renault ZOE
    Hello I am buying a Zoe as a second car to get to work (80 miles a week). I've owned a Leaf before which I leased from new so I'm sold on EV's. I'm looking at very cheap Zoe's, 2013 models. I've come across one which needs all 4 tyres which is fine (I'm thinking Michelin Cross Climates) but...
  15. Ampera Wheels and Tyres - SOLD

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Just a heads up as I have to find them in the shed, at least one is refurbished rim. As soon as I have them I will post here, lower price for Ampera Forum members. Phil
  16. A A Rated 17" Tyres - Options

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    Has anyone got any experience of Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue225/45R17 91Y ? I am looking for tyres for my Madrid 17 x 7J Rims and the Pirellis are the only ones I can find with an A rating for fuel efficiency. Surprised there is very limited choice on the market. Has anyone got these tyres and...
  17. Winter wheels/tyres for i3 BEV wanted...

    BMW i3
    I'm looking for a set of winter wheels/tyres for my 2016 i3 BEV. Please contact me if you have a set to sell...
  18. Wanted Tesla Model S 19" turbine wheels

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Hi , Need a set of wheels slightly more agricultural than the 21's currently on my Model S. So if anyone has a spare set of 19 inch wheels please get in touch. Cheers
  19. Which Tyre? Michelin or Goodyear?

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    My original Bridgestones have done 17k miles and are coming up to the time when I need to change them (all four of them). There are plenty of threads on here as to which tyre people consider to be the best and I have narrowed it down to either the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 or the Goodyear Eagle F1...
  20. Please help me with replacement tyre info

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Morning everyone. I have to replace one of the back tyres on my 30 Tekna. it currently has the original Dunlop enasave tyres. which it seems are not easy to access although I am trying. Having read some threads I am getting conflicting advice. My local nissan garage seem to think I can put...