To which EVs are you referring? The Mits miev uses LRR tires, 145/65 on the front, with a bunch of sloppy understeer to go along with it...
There is actually some debate when it comes to wider tire and fuel economy. The ecomodder forum goes into this more if you are interested. I just use the tire that fits best, and then go for the one that has the higher mileage warranty so that it is a little harder compound.I addition it also leads to increase in rolling resistance which hampers range.
Hence the question
Wider tires generally lead to higher drag, but low profile generally leads to lower drag. You are lumping the two characteristics together.Why do electric cars use wider tires with low profile?
I know wider tires with low profile leads to better handling and they can transmit power but it also compromises rider comfort.
I addition it also leads to increase in rolling resistance which hampers range.
They dont !.....you have been misinformed !Why do electric cars use wider tires with low profile?
It would have to be a very old Suburban to have 15" wheels; only 17", 18", 20" and 22" are available for them now, and 20" might be the most common - only a cheap fleet unit would have 17". Larger wheels, and lower profile tires but still larger overall tire diameter, have been the trend of the last few decades.Many seem to use bigger rims than you would expect, my Volt has 17” Rims, my other vehicles (even the Suburban) use 15” wheels.