Anybody consider run flat tires since there is no spare?
Shouldn't it be offered as an option?
See these threads:http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/no-spare-tire-run-flat-tireshttp://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/tires-spare-run-flathttp://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/no-spare-no-run-flat-no-running-...
Run flat tire? How about a no flat never ever ever tire? Who wants a run flat tire when you can have this!
Wonder what the air resistance/drag of those is.
You can always add some sidewalls to those tires. It would probably help with adoption if they looked just like regular tires on the outside.
What I have read about those is that they don't last long. Kind of fragile and I certainly wouldn't want to drive in snow with those. Tech is not quite ready yet.
Some sort of hybrid of that & normal to prevent total failure in case of getting catastrophic hole in mid of freeway probably could be useful.
Had run flats as OEM on my BMW. Hated them (noisy, rough ride, short tread life). Replaced with non-runflats. Life was better.
So I am happy that Tesla chose no spare and non-runflat tires. Just my experieince.