Summer tyres should be produced in a way so that can keep drivers safe both on dry and wet roads. It is often a compromise between two different targets that you want to achieve, in this case, excellent grip and performance on dry roads with superior properties in wet conditions. The relatively new tyres from Nokian Tyres called Nokian Waterproof have combined these properties by creating something they call, dual safety zone. This relies on that there is one part of the tyres that create excellent grip and stability on the dry roads, known as the stability zone. Then you have the area that is able to deliver the wet grip and prevent aquaplaning, called the wet safety zone. The safety zone also provides low rolling resistance with low fuel consumption or an extended range for electric cars.
The Nokian Wetproof are also available for SUVs, where you have the Nokian Wetproof SUV in the following dimensions, 215/65R16 to 265/65R17 and speed ratings from 210-240km/h. They are also recommended for electrical SUVs and hybrids. The SUV range of tyres is reinforced with aramid-fibres to prevent side impact damages caused by curbs, stones or rocks. By searching for 215/65R16 summer tyres, you should be able to find Nokian Tyres Wetproof 215/65R16.
They have a hybrid compound that contributes to the excellent wet grip and the wear resistance found in the Nokian Wetproof. To further enhance the aquaplaning prevention properties, they have added polished grooves to speed up removing water from the tread so that the tyres can remain in contact with the road surface. They have also added other innovative tyre technologies to further enhance the wet properties and shorten the braking distance on wet roads. On the EU tyre label, they have an A-rating on the wet grip properties, which is the best rating a tyre can have.
The main positive points of using them for an electric vehicle is that you have the silent sidewall technology that reduces noise and vibrations when you drive the car. Electric cars don’t have a loud engine noise, which you have with a combustion engine; you want to make sure that you don’t have tyres that emit too much noise. The low rolling resistance also contributes to longer distances that can be reached with each charge. Despite the lower tyre wear, electric vehicles tend to have higher wear and require more frequent tyre rotations.
In addition to purchasing good summer tyres, they still have to be combined with winter tyres for the cold season, which will come at the end of autumn. Having summer tyres that safely can handle both wet and dry situations during the warm seasons will not ensure that they can handle cold temperatures. Here you need to have winter approved tyres that can manage cold temperatures and still have flexibility and grip and won’t turn hard.
For more information on summer tyres that can deliver excellent wet grip and aquaplaning prevention, visit: https://www.nokiantyres.com/ and read about their new Nokian Wetproof tyres.