Optimal air pressure

-> low rolling resistance

maximum EV battery range

The batteries that power electric vehicles weigh more than gas-powered engines. This added weight bears heavily on the tires, creating greater friction between the road and the tire, or rolling resistance. A tire’s rolling resistance is critical to energy efficiency as more friction creates a power drain on the batteries and an increase in the tire internal temperature, resulting in high energy consumption and decreased vehicle range.

Maintaining optimal air pressure reduces rolling resistance and helps your EV to maximize the full potential of its battery range.

Good air retention means low Inflation Pressure Loss Rate (IPLR), which measures the percentage of air loss per month and varies widely depending on the composition and gauge of the tire innerliners. The lower, the better. Low IPLR can minimize the “in-use” rolling resistance and maximize the EV driving range. Tires with Exxpro™ 3563 based innerliners can even improve battery range from 3 to 7%.

Exxpro™ 3563 leads the way

  • European Rubber Journal: Why tire air retention matters now more than ever

    Exxpro 3563-based tire innerliners provide as much as 46% improvement in IPLR over current industry standard blends, reduces wear and rolling resistance, and improves vehicle handling.

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  • As published by SAE: Range anxiety? Geely talks about tire air retention

    A three-way collaboration between Geely Auto Group, Linglong Shandong Tire and ExxonMobil led to Geely changing its tire IPLR specification to < 1.8%.

    Read the article to find out why

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    Rubber & Plastics News: How mobility trends are affecting new material development

    In this interview, Sujith Nair, Senior market developer, butyl polymers, discusses the impact of future automotive technologies, with elastomers like Santoprene™ TPV and Exxpro™ 3563 on vehicle performance.

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    Exxpro in Tire Technology International magazine article

    With radical shifts happening in the mobility sector, connected, autonomous and electric vehicles are on the horizon. Having maintenance-free tires with the lowest possible air loss rates would be beneficial.

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    ExxonMobil project heads E4S sustainability ranking in ERJ article

    ERJ's elastomers for sustainability (E4S) has top-ranked ExxonMobil for its new Exxpro specialty elastomer to advance the barrier performance of tire innerliners and in turn, extend the battery range of electric vehicles.

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