Why being eco-friendly does not stop with the purchase of a hybrid or electric car

After investing in a hybrid or electric car, you might think you have done everything you can to protect the environment with your driving choice. However, that’s not the case. The tires on your car are important, too – not just the type of car you choose. That’s because of a phenomenon called rolling resistance, the energy required to propel your car along the road. Tires with low rolling resistance can increase the distance your car travels on a single charge, thereby lowering its environmental impact.  

It is also important to know what your tires are made of.  Nokian Tyres is a pioneer in the field of environmental friendliness and one of the first tire companies to use only purified low-aromatic oils in its tire production, eliminating toxic and carcinogenic chemicals.

Nokian Tyres crafts environmentally friendly tires that are highly recommended for hybrid and electric cars. It lowers rolling resistance through an optimized tread design engineered to decrease friction with the road. One thing to keep in mind is to always keep your tires properly inflated, as this plays a vital role in keeping your rolling resistance as low as possible (and saving fuel in the process).

Nokian Tyres has highly recommended tires built to help hybrid and electric cars thrive in every season. One such tire is the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0, an all-season tire that takes advantage of many new innovations to provide a cutting-edge driving experience via ultra-high performance that doesn’t compromise durability or fuel efficiency.

These advancements include special base compounds that reduce heat buildup in the tires, polished lateral and inside grooves to reduce hydroplaning, Silent Sidewall technology that gives a quieter ride, and silent groove design that reduces whistling noise while cooling the tires to reduce wear.

Nokian Tyres has also taken many other measures to preserve the environment, like recycling used tires (almost 100 percent in the Nordic countries and 95 percent in Europe) and installing solar panels to produce renewable energy about 47 percent of all energy produced at its flagship factory comes from renewable energy sources). The comany also joined the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), which helps improve respect for human rights, prevent land grapping, and protect biodiversity and water resources.

For more tips on choosing tires for a hybrid or electric car, visit nokiantires.com