British tyre firm Enso will launch its range-extending tyres for electric cars later this summer - operating a unique ‘pay-per-mile’ subscription model aimed at cutting running costs.
The first sets of its TX1 rubber, designed to extend the range of electric taxis, will be fitted to a fleet of 100 LEVC black cabs in London.
According to Enso, EV taxis are prime candidates for its tyres because their high mileage, torque and weight combine to significantly increase wear rates. The firm plans to open its first tyre station in central London in the autumn to support high-mileage drivers.
Taxi drivers using the Enso tyres will pay no up-front costs but instead pay a subscription fee of around one pence per mile.