HANOVER, Germany—If electric vehicles are the future, Continental A.G. has it covered.
The tire maker is touting three tires it says meets the needs of every EV segment. As proof, Continental pointed to its OE fitments, saying it has secured fitments with six of the world's 10 highest volume manufacturers. Among the models sporting Continental tires as OE are the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, Volkswagen ID.3 and models offered by China's BYD.
At the same time, Continental said its tires have earned approval from eight of the 15 most popular electric cars and vans in Europe, covering 40 percent of all EV models produced on the continent.
"Fully electric models are now available from almost all car segments, from cabin scooters, small and mid-size cars to SUVs and high-performance sports cars. Individual tire configurations are required for each vehicle type," Andreas Schlenke, tire developer at Continental, said in a statement. "… In fact, we have already been working for over a decade on developing our existing portfolio so that they meet the requirements of all electric vehicles and, at the same time, are able to sustainably reduce emissions from combustion vehicles as well."
Additionally, Continental notes that it offers summer-, winter- and all-season aftermarket fitments for nearly every EV model available today.