Goodyear and Monolith Partnership Results in Revolutionary Carbon Black for Electric Vehicle Tyres

Goodyear, has made a significant announcement in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. The company has launched a new tread formulation for its ultra-high performance, all-season ElectricDrive GT tyre, specifically designed for EVs in size 235/40R19.

What sets this tyre apart from the rest is the use of Monolith's carbon black, produced by methane pyrolysis, making it the first of its kind in the industry.

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Published on
May 12, 2023

Goodyear, the world-renowned tyre manufacturer, has made a significant announcement in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. The company has launched a new tread formulation for its ultra-high performance, all-season ElectricDrive GT tyre, specifically designed for EVs in size 235/40R19.

What sets this tyre apart from the rest is the use of Monolith's carbon black, produced by methane pyrolysis, making it the first of its kind in the industry.

Carbon black is a critical component of tyres, providing compounds in the tyres with strength, improved tear resistance, and increased abrasion resistance. The traditional method of producing carbon black involves the combustion of fossil fuel oils. However, Goodyear has taken an innovative step with Monolith's plasma-based process, which uses renewable electricity to complete methane pyrolysis, resulting in a cleaner and more sustainable source of carbon black.

The ElectricDrive GT tyre not only features Monolith's groundbreaking carbon black but also offers a quiet ride for EV drivers and passengers. The tyre has Goodyear's SoundComfort Technology, which acts as a built-in sound barrier that reduces road noise. The ElectricDrive GT 235/40R19 is now available for purchase on Goodyear's website and is ideal for vehicles such as the Tesla Model 3.

Goodyear's ElectricDrive GT tyre not only features Monolith's groundbreaking carbon black but also offers a quiet ride for EV drivers and passengers. | Image: Goodyear

Goodyear's commitment to sustainability does not stop here. The company is exploring the expansion of Monolith's carbon black produced via methane pyrolysis across additional product lines in the coming years. Goodyear and Monolith are also working together to investigate the use of carbon black produced from methane derived from waste sources, using new technologies.

This announcement comes at a crucial time for Monolith, following a $300-million funding round and the conditional approval of a $1-billion loan from the Department of Energy to expand its production facilities in Nebraska. Goodyear defines a sustainable material as a bio-based/renewable, recycled material, or one that may be produced using or contributing to other sustainable practices for resource conservation and/or emissions reductions, including mass-balance materials.

Goodyear's introduction of this groundbreaking technology is an exciting development for the EV industry, paving the way for cleaner and more sustainable tyres that meet the unique needs of EVs.

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