Continental launches eContact EV tyre

Continental Tyres has announced the launch of its new eContact rubber in Australia. It’s an EV-dedicated tyre incorporating cutting-edge German technology, that’s been designed to handle the increased weight and instantaneous torque of electric vehicles.

The eContact is equipped with various German-engineered innovations, including ContiSeal and ContiSilent. The former provides puncture protection in the form of a sticky, viscous sealant layer that instantly seals 80 per cent of punctures up to 5mm in diameter.

Tyre noise is often more pronounced in EVs too, due to the lack of engine or exhaust noise. The Continental eContact overcomes this through ContiSilent technology and tread noise breakers, for a whisper-quiet ride.

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A ContiSilent tyre contains a polyether-based foam within the inner surface of the tyre tread, acting as a noise absorber for a more comfortable ride. An acoustically optimised tread pattern and partition-type technology works to block the path of sound waves.

This inhibits tyre noise. At the same time, on-road safety with the eContact is enhanced with a blade edge pattern and asymmetric sipe geometry that guarantees better wet-handling and braking performance.

Drivers can also embark on extended journeys with peace of mind, courtesy of a refined polymer network that reduces the deformation of the tread, resulting in lower rolling resistance for a longer driving range.

“We’re proud to offer a safe and reliable tyre to EV consumers in the form of eContact,” Continental Tyres Australia managing director Mitchell Golledge said.

“Providing drivers with the best driving experience has always been our main priority and this new tyre reflects our continued investment into new, trailblazing offerings.”

eContact can be fitted to a wide range of Australia’s most popular electric vehicles, including Tesla, Polestar, Volkswagen, Hyundai, and MG and is now available for purchase at all major Australian tyre retailers.

For more information, you can visit their website.

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