Speron 2020 - Optimal tyre design for electric cars (Leisstra 3, part project 4)

Start date 01/12/2010
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2013

​The engine of electric cars is very different in sound from traditional combustion engines. In addition the forces acting between tyre and road during acceleration are substantial higher for electric cars. This demands a different tyre optimisation where at low driving speed it would be appreciable to have a somewhat noisier tyre to increase the awareness for pedestrians. At the same time the design should not increase noise at medium and high speed where tyre/road noise is very strong and dominant. 


The project is carried out at the Division of Applied Acoustics in the researchgroup Vibroacoustics.

More information can be found at the Leisstra homepage

This project is related to Leisstra 3, part project 1 and part project 2.

Keywords: electric cars, tyre design

Project members

Project leader
Prof. Frank Gauterin (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Project members
Alice Hoffmann
Wolfgang Kropp

Wolfgang Kropp

External partners at the project
​Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  (KIT)
Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
Müller BBM GmbH
Federal Highway Research Institute (BAST)
Chalmers Areas of Advance
​German Federal Ministry of  Economics and Technology

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