Is anyone here thinking of getting winter tyres for their e-Golf? I have heard good things about the benefits of winter tyres but I don't do a lot of miles and live in the temperate south west London suburbs.
I suspect that all year tyres will not have the high economy rating which is preferred for EV use. Neither will winter tyres of course. There seems to be a lot of different winter tyres available, I have had really chunky grip ones which are great in snow but not often needed in this country. The ones I fit on my LEAF are a directional non symetrical pattern which is noticeably noisy on any kind of damp road, I assume this is because they displace the water with great efficiency.I'm a big fan of winter tyres. I have been using them now since 2010 and will not go back to using summer tyres in winter.
But, I have just changed all 4 tyres for Michelin's latest tyre, the CrossClimate. They appear to be a better comprise than all season tyres and in tests seem to fare very well.
I have started another thread on them and will update you all how I find them. So far only driven 50metres home in them!!
I have a set of 215/70R16 Vredesein Wintrac 4 Extreme which are surplus to requirements as I have sold my Freelander I used them on. I must get round to selling them.
Edited the year lol
I understand the sentiment, but afraid to say that it is non-sequitur. Just because a car has more seats doesn't mean it is less efficient than one with fewer seats.So how many of us drive our Leafs and Zoes with no passengers? How wasteful of us.
@MikeProcter has started a thread on these hereI am seriously looking at those Cross Climates, but they're C rated for economy and my current summer tyres are A.
Anyone know yet if this will create a noticeable difference in real world driving economy on the e-Golf?
So if the Cross Climates can be used in summer and winter and their economy (C) and wet performance (A) ratings are better than other all season tyres, then why would you not go for them? That is a geniune question, I am not being a smart arse!No...All season tryes are different from Cross climate ...
Cross Climates are strictly labelled as summer rubber that borrow tread structure and compound chemistry from their winter counterparts making them receive official winter certification, so they can legally be used during winter in countries that enforce such tyre regulations.