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Old 06-28-2019, 11:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oldtamiyaphile View Post
I find it telling that (almost) no no other MPG car has gone that route. All the current day EV's have pretty wide tyres, so I wouldn't read too much into the i3's tyre spec.
Most EVs have treadwear problems from instant torque. They tear up even wide tires. I'm guessing this is primarily the reason - the i3's tires would not last long on a powerful EV.

The VW XL1, Honda Insight and BMW i3 all have very narrow tires. The Mitsubishi Mirage also has very narrow tires and is the #1 non-hybrid in fuel economy you can buy new on a lot.
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