Taxi drivers currently working in the cold and icy driving conditions are urged to think about the type of tyres they use to negate poor grip in wintery weather.
Whilst this problem is not specific to just the LEVC TX, drivers of the electric taxi have been directed towards a set of winter wheels available to cabbies if conditions become too harsh. A loss of grip on snow and ice can affect all cars, particularly rear wheel drive ones like the new electric cab.
According to LEVC’s frequently asked questions, cabbies are urged to take a look at the tyres they are using in the conditions they are driving in.
The LEVC advice reads: ‘Your tyres are your vehicle’s only contact with the road and they play an important role in ensuring you stay safe on the roads during the more severe winter months.
‘Different tyres offer a different balance of characteristics (dry grip, wet grip, cold weather grip, wear rate, noise, fuel efficiency).’
The recommended winter tyre for TX is Maxxis Arctic Trekker WP-05 - 215/65 R17 103H.
These tyres have been developed by LEVC’s approved tyre partners and tested to ensure an optimum balance of performance characteristics across its specific applications.
According to the tyre manufacturers the Maxxis Arctic Trekker WP-05 provides driving comfort and safety in snowy conditions. It also gives good grip in snow and mud, delivering superb traction and excellent braking and handling performance. The unique tread pattern improves grip in winter conditions.
The tyres are widely available from tyre distributors across all markets.