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Every EV That Michelin Makes Tires For

From commuter cars to supercars, Michelin has the bases covered.
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It seems like there's a new electric vehicle hitting the streets almost every week—and that's only going accelerate into the future. And while any new car regardless of how it's powered needs a quality set of tires to roll around on, in the case of electric vehicles, tires are arguably more important than ever. As a leader in the space, Michelin offers a substantial and growing list of EV-specific tires and already there are a number of new EVs that get MICHELIN® tires as standard equipment straight from the factory.

Although Michelin is more widely known as a top-tier supplier of motorsports and ultra-high performance rubber, this is far from Michelin's first foray into the world of greener, more efficiency-minded tires. "EVs really play into our wheelhouse," said Russell Shepherd, Michelin North America's technical communications director. "Michelin first started putting silica in tires in the '70s; in the '80s we came out with our first lower rolling resistance tires. We've been living in and passionate about the space for decades."

Before we jump straight into the list of every EV that comes fitted with Michelins, there are some interesting factoids we can pull from it. For instance, the smallest EV tire diameter Michelin makes is 17 inches—a diameter shared by the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf. In fact, the Leaf and Bolt are a great example of a tire that seems the same as another, but is in fact tuned differently for each car, a common EV tire shopping pitfall: They're different tires with distinct part numbers despite seeming to be identical on the surface. That being said, what is the same is that the Bolt and the Leaf use the same high-quality EV tire—the 215/50-17 MICHELIN® EnergySaver™ A/S tire.

The largest wheel diameter for a production original-equipment (OE) EV tire from Michelin is 22 inches, an honor held by the soon-to-arrive 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, which rides (optionally; 20-inch wheels and tires are standard) on the MICHELIN® Primacy® All Season tire.

michelin primacy on cadillac lyriq

Every current Tesla is available with a Michelin tire from the factory. The Model S uses MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport 3 or Pilot® Sport 4S tires, with the insanely quick Tesla Model S Plaid using 21-inch 265/35-21 (front) and 295/30-21 (rear) Pilot® Sport 4S tires. The Model 3 offers either MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport 4S tires (20-inch wheel packages) or Primacy® MXM4 tires (18-inch wheels). Tesla's Model X gets the MICHELIN® Latitude® Sport 3 tire, while the Model Y uses the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport EV tire, or the Pilot® Sport All Season 4 tire.

There are also two special vehicles on the list worth pointing out: The just-launched and 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year Lucid Air and the boutique, exotic Rimac Nevera. The Lucid Air's huge range and monster performance are helped along by MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport EV tires. The Rimac Nevera's hypercar-tier performance adheres to the ground thanks to a set of Pilot® Sport 4S tires.

Without further ado, here is the list of every current and soon-to-arrive EV that is available with MICHELIN® tires, with more coming all the time.

  • BMW i4
  • BMW iX
  • Cadillac Lyric
  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Ford F-150 Lightning
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Hyundai Ioniq5
  • Lucid Air
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Rimac Nevera
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Tesla Model Y
  • Polestar 2
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