Nano-augmented tires

UJET is a European Engineering & Design company focused on a new generation of smart and innovative electric mobility platforms designed to be ahead of the industry.

Our design and construction of our tires perfectly represent our dedication to being ahead of the industry.

Our original goal was to create a set of tires with unique performances. We wanted to rethink the way a tire is built, from the materials used to the design.

We wanted to improve the three main characteristics of a tire: its weight, wet grip, and mileage potential. Trying to improve every element is a daring challenge because there is always a tradeoff between the 3 characteristics. For instance, if we want to improve the mileage potential, the weight of the tire needs to increase.

To solve this issue, we had to start from one of our core competences: material sciences.

Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Our tires are made of rubber and Carbon nanotubes (called Tuball) which were invented by our parent company Ocsial. Carbon nanotubes are like hollowed tubes which only have one atom of carbon. It makes it stronger than steel, a better conductor than copper, ultralight and can supercharge a lot of materials, including rubber.

Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Our tires are made of rubber and Carbon nanotubes (called Tuball) which were invented by our parent company Ocsial. Carbon nanotubes are like hollowed tubes which only have one atom of carbon. It makes it stronger than steel, a better conductor than copper, ultralight and can supercharge a lot of materials, including rubber.
Tuball is the only material able to increase every performance criterion of a tire: Range, wet grip, and longevity.

During the engineering process, Tuball, which is one-billionth of a meter long, is fused with the rubber to easily merge the two materials and build the structural compound of the tire.

To determine the ideal mix of materials, our testing process happens in three distinct phases:

During the first session, we test several tire designs, different compounds, and different structural skeletons made of fibers. Among the panel of prototypes, only the optimal parameters are selected to move to the next phase.

During the second batch of tests, we fine-tune the weight. While decreasing the weight of the tire, we need to make sure that its performance is still world-class.

The final testing phase focuses on putting the tires under extreme pressure to confirm their final perfomance in terms of wet grip, longevity, and durability.

Unprecedented performances

During our laboratory tests, our supercharged tires showed an increase of 15% in range and longevity, as well as a 30% increase in wet grip, while bringing the overall weight down compared to any other tire.
Moreover, the electrical resistance of our tire is below 106 ohm which eliminates the problem of static electricity. This quality is very important because it removes the need for a rubber funnel inserted in the tread, which is mandatory for the transfer of static electricity to the ground. This rubber funnel usually decreases the range of a tire. By removing this component, we can increase the longevity, range, and cost of any tire.