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Les Schwab Has Tires for Your Electric Vehicle

Plugging in instead of pulling up to the pump has its advantages. Today’s electric vehicles (EVs) are low maintenance, fun to drive, and promote a green future without spending too much green. But you still need tires. Les Schwab carries the specialized tires you need for your EV. That includes all-season tires, off-road options, winter tires, and tires specially designed for e-powered performance.

Support the Extra Weight

Higher load index tires can support the weight of today’s EVs.

Your Range My Vary

The tire construction, weight, and tread compound can affect your range (miles per charge).

Durability Matters

Even distribution of weight on the contact patch can help tires wear more evenly.

Quiet, Please!

Some tires may include an internal noise-dampening foam (vehicle-specific).

Get Aerodynamic

Tread patterns and in-set sidewall lettering may help reduce noises in the cabin and from the road.

Get a Grip

All-season, mild off-road, and winter/snow tires are available.


    The right tires for EVs have a lower rolling resistance for added range and higher load index to support the added weight. Additionally, EV-appropriate tires help with overall performance thanks to a specialized tread pattern and rubber compounds. This same tread, along with a tire foam insert (found in some tires) can also reduce road noise and improve ride comfort.

    Yes, as long as the tires have a higher load index to withstand the heavier loads and instant torque. Trade-offs may include a reduction in range between charges and increased road and cabin noises.

    As with larger SUVs and trucks, the number of miles you get from a set of tires on an EV may be reduced when compared to lighter passenger vehicles that do not apply near-instant torque to the road when accelerating.

    The Les Schwab pros can help you pick the appropriate tires for your EV. We’ll show you all of the options, including size and compatibility, range expectations, traction and grip, as well as noise, comfort, and price.

    As more Americans buy and drive EV vehicles, charging stations will appear in more communities and Les Schwab locations.

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Our Best Tire Value Promise

At Les Schwab, every purchase of car, SUV, or light truck tires comes with a tire warranty plus free services that give more for your money. Our warranty, among the industry’s best, is good at any of our more than 540 Les Schwab stores.

  • FREE Lifetime Tire and Mileage Care
  • FREE Peace of Mind Tire Protection
  • Trusted, World-Class Service
  • Value-Added FREE Services
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World-Class Employees

Our hard-working employees love doing what they do. That’s why it’s easy to stand by our workmanship.

  • We take pride in doing the job right the first time
  • Well-trained employees — we only promote from within
  • Many of our employees have been with us for decades
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