- Jan 19, 2021
Is there a alternate to the Pirelli 21” that is specifically for EV’s?
We have nearly identical Pirelli tires on our pretty-heavy Volvo XC40 EV. I'm active in Volvo EV forums and haven't heard a single instance of a sidewall bubble. Could be a bad batch of the specific size used by the Air.Has anyone any experience with these on a GT? The Perellis are straight garbage. Only thin walled tire I’ve ever had that constantly gets welts. Puzzled why Lucid chose them.
My last experience with Perelli’s was in my C55 AMG. 3 welted side walls in 6 months. Went to Continental and never happened again. It seems to only be an issue on thin walked Pirellis.We have nearly identical Pirelli tires on our pretty-heavy Volvo XC40 EV. I'm active in Volvo EV forums and haven't heard a single instance of a sidewall bubble. Could be a bad batch of the specific size used by the Air.
The ratings you gave are for the 21" summer tires, and they are an "HL" load rating, not XL. I would like to know the difference in the HL vs. XL tires other that the difference in the numerical load rating, such as construction configuration. I have asked my DA about it, but he knows nothing and Lucid is not forthcoming on the info. What is interesting is that the 19" All season Pirelli OEM tires have a "XL" rating, so that means any tire with a similar rating can be substituted for the Pirellis.Keep an eye on the weight ratings for the replacement tires. Lucid specs 99Y XL / 103Y XL for the OEM tires. The Michelin’s here are a little under rated from that.
I’m with you on this. Regarding a future set of Michelins, they do offer an EV specific line of performance tires, with the foam inserts and high load ratings and low rolling resistance. They’re just not available in the Lucid sizes yet. My plan is to suffer through the Pirellis until the correct Michelins are available. Or I get a welt in a sidewall, whichever comes first.I personally believe the Pirellis are OEM only because Lucid got a great deal on the tires, not because of quality. I agree that Pirellis are not good tires.
No, I think the lot of us are going to swap to Michelin on the next set. I know I will be getting these pilot sport AS for the rainy season in SoCal (5days)Just out of curiosity, it appears that there is no such thing as a 21" all season tire-I guess this is because there's not enough "space" to make the tread thicker? I for one would certainly get the all season if they existed. Does anyone have any information regarding this?