Get Ready For Tires To Become Way More Expensive As Environmentalist Target Them For Pollution
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Electric vehicles are significantly heavier than their ICE-powered counterparts, which causes the tires to wear a lot faster. US and European authorities seek to force producers to change the tire rubber composition to make them less polluting. This is set to raise prices across the board.
Some critics try to depict electric vehicles as more polluting over the entire lifetime than ICE vehicles, but it isn’t true. Even if EV and battery production are more polluting, this is offset in the first years of ownership, thanks to the much higher efficiency. And as the energy sources become less reliant on fossil fuels, EVs will only become better for the environment. But there’s a problem that is only now becoming obvious: EVs emit far more particles from tire wear than comparable gas-powered cars.