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One topic that came up a lot about the i3 is how quickly it burns through tires, it was something like after 22,000 miles. Although it takes a while to rack up that mileage its still unacceptable for a light weight commuter EV. These were with the Bridestone EP600's.

I don't know about you guys but if Mini offers us a tire of a similar performance level, I will ask for something with a better life span.

Its unacceptable for basic commuters EV's like the i3 to experience this.

 

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I think one main cause of the faster wear rate is just how heavy the car is thanks to the battery pack.

Michelin tires generally exceeded their mileage warranty on a normal car, so I assume you'd get decent mileage out of those. I think the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus tires are said to be amazing as well, lasting a good 00,000 miles.
 

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I can easily imagine MINI EV to come up with absolutely the same set of tires. Even with a lot of negative reviews about this model of tires, I don't think that carmakers are really concerned about what potential customers will think about tires in the whole new model (fully electric) for their lineup.
 

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I can easily imagine MINI EV to come up with absolutely the same set of tires. Even with a lot of negative reviews about this model of tires, I don't think that carmakers are really concerned about what potential customers will think about tires in the whole new model (fully electric) for their lineup.
That's probably true. They may be thinking "performance over practicality". I've asked the folks at the dealer about all-season replacements for the supplied summer tires and one suggestion based upon experience with ICE Minis was the Continental ContiProContact Grand Touring All-Season. I've looked at it and found the Continental PureContact LS looking like a much better overall performer, so I'm going to replace them with those. I'd be interested to learn what others are doing.
 
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