Key Takeaways

  • Many electric vehicles, especially smaller ones like cars and crossover SUVs, don't come with a spare tire due to space constraints and concerns about added weight impacting range.
  • EV tires are designed differently from regular gas-powered car tires to handle the extra weight from battery packs and offer less rolling resistance. This means that traditional spare tires may not be suitable for EVs.
  • While spare tires may not be as necessary due to advanced safety features and roadside assistance services offered by many EVs, it's still a good idea to be prepared by carrying a tire repair kit in your trunk.