PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—TBC Corp. is planning to add a line of tires later this year designed for use on electric vehicles—the ERange EV—to the portfolio of Sailun-brand tires it distributes in the U.S.
The launch of the Sailun ERange EV line in the U.S. is scheduled for the fourth quarter. Chinese producer Sailun Group Co. Ltd. disclosed recently the launch of the EV line is tied to the development of its "EcoPoint3" liquid-phase rubber mixing, which the Chinese company has developed.
TBC said this family of tires was designed to enhance performance and increase range for almost every electric car, pickup and SUV on the market, but the company did not offer any comparative performance data for the line versus competing EV-dedicated tire lines.
The line will launch in 32 sizes covering 15- to 22-inch rim diameters, covering what it claims will be over 80 percent of the parc of electrified vehicles available today.