Striking & Sustainable: Solutions for Electric Vehicles
The future of mobility is in flux. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), 7.5 percent of all newly registered vehicles in Europe in the first half of 2021 were battery-powered (source: heise.de). Consumer willingness to switch to an electric vehicle continues to rise. But even as drive concepts undergo radical change, one vehicle design characteristic is not going anywhere – all cars roll on wheels. Reason enough to take a closer look at the special features of RIAL’s alloy wheel models for electric vehicles.
The rising number of electric cars on the road is also bringing about an expansion of the public charging infrastructure, but this will take time. This makes the driving range of electric vehicles all the more important for now, and this is improving with lower vehicle weights, better aerodynamics, and less roll resistance. This is precisely where the typical qualities of alloy wheels come into play. As the name implies, they are made of aluminum alloy and particularly lightweight, which reduces the vehicle’s unsprung mass.
Some electric cars additionally deploy narrow tires on wheels with a relatively large diameter. This may not be visually appealing to everyone, but the mechanics speak for themselves: this combination of features makes for low roll resistance and has a certain positive effect on the vehicle’s aerodynamic drag – both of which increase a car’s range.
The RIAL portfolio would no longer seem complete without alloy wheels for electrically powered sustainable mobility. Owners of electric vehicles can select from a wide range of attractive wheel models and even enjoy the advantage that their vehicles are almost always listed in the available ABE or ECE certificates.