Tire manufacturer Maxxis (also known as Cheng Shin Tyre) has become a supplier of the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer BYD, producing tires for the Shenzhen-based company. After securing the position as a tire supplier for BMW, Maxxis has now become the first manufacturer from the Taiwan region to supply original tires used for BYD’s electric vehicles (EVs), according to Economic Daily News. With BYD’s rising global sales, Maxxis could see an increase in momentum. The company confirmed the news on July 9, saying it has been actively pursuing partnerships with other international automotive giants in the EV tire supply chain. [Economic Daily News, in Chinese]