IRIS tires made their appearance in 2019 and are the first touring tires made in Algeria straight out of an ultra-modern 4.0 technology factory. Since then, the IRIS range has grown and its marketing has developed around the world with global standards and certifications which allow it to export half of its production. IRIS Tires products have therefore been developed in partnership with the best in the industry, such as the Finnish Black Donuts, leader in tire engineering, which has enabled it to develop internal skills within the company. 'a young dynamic team who have internally developed a tire dedicated exclusively to electric vehicles, a 100% Algerian product. Certainly, some will ask the question about the relevance of such a tire in Algeria when the presence of 100% electric cars is marginal and what are the specificities in such tire?
For the first question, as we have mentioned, IRIS Tires exports half of its production and is constantly looking for a new market, and that this tire responds to the new global trend of electric vehicles and you have to know that this tire in development already interests an English company with which IRIS Tires and in advanced negotiations.
Regarding the specifics of tires for electric cars, you should first know that this type of car is overweight compared to thermal cars because of the weight of the batteries, which requires the tires to have a much higher load index and less friction, about 10% of the energy expended by a car is lost in the friction of the tires on the asphalt, which causes a big problem of electrostatic. On conventional tires, an antistatic band incorporated in the network tire is the problem, but for electric cars the friction being increased tenfold, this band remains insufficient, so the engineers of IRIS Tires had to develop a technology of sensors placed on the entire of the tread to combat the electrostatic. Added to this is the need for low rolling resistance in order to save maximum energy.
This tire, called "ensō" which means circle in Japanese (we understand the link with the tire), represents Algerian know-how which gives hope to Algerian industrial development.
Certainly some detractors speak of mediocre quality of the products of this brand, in particular for the flu and hernias in some cases. It should be answered that mainly, are hard rubber tires designed for the longevity of the tire, unlike soft compounds intended mainly for performance cars needing additional performance for better grip and better braking, therefore a shorter lifespan. For hernias, no tire can withstand the state of the roads in Algeria, but indeed some models do better than others with reinforced sidewalls. Of course, Iris tires have flexible sidewalls for better shock absorption, but this has no influence on the appearance of hernias which are generally due to a weight index per tire that is not respected. For more details read our article on tires ( here ).
In summary, Iris tires are designed for what is required of them with a good quality / price ratio and that the new electric car tire represents an advance in Algerian know-how.