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EV Tires to represent 20% of Bridgestone EMIA’s Lineup by 2024

  • EV tyres currently represent 11% of Bridgestone EMIA’s (Bridgestone) total OE line-up for passenger cars – almost tripling from 2019. This figure is expected to reach over 20% in 2024.
  • Bridgestone EMIA is a key partner for both innovative newcomers in electric mobility and leading EV manufacturers, with the LightYear One, Fisker Ocean, Audi Q4 e-tron and Seat Cupra Born being the latest EVs to benefit from custom Bridgestone tyres.
  • Already in 2021, 50% of the top 10 EV manufacturers globally chose Bridgestone fitments for their vehicles1, and 50% of the top 10 most sold EVs in Europe are fitted with bespoke Bridgestone tyres.2

Bridgestone EMIA is celebrating EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2021 by revealing how its business is transforming to support the adoption of EVs and make electric mobility more efficient and accessible.

As a key partner and major tyre supplier for both innovative newcomers in electric mobility and the world’s leading EV manufacturers, Bridgestone is developing a growing number of original tyre fitments specifically engineered for EVs. EV tyres currently represent 11% of Bridgestone EMIA’s total original equipment (OE) line-up for passenger cars – rising from just 4% in 2019. This figure is expected to reach over 20% in 2024.

Already in 2021, 50% of the top 10 EV manufacturers globally chose Bridgestone fitments for their vehicles1, and 50% of the top 10 most sold EVs in Europe are fitted with bespoke Bridgestone tyres as original equipment.2 Bridgestone EMIA currently commits over 30% of its tyre development resources to the creation of OE fitments for EVs.

As part of its commitment to help shape a sustainable future of mobility, Bridgestone sees electric mobility as a huge opportunity to reduce COemissions and make mobility more environmentally sustainable, particularly with 20% of new car sales in Europe in 2025 expected to be EVs. …

Source: Bridgestone

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