Hankook will launch its first range of tyres specifically designed for high performance electric vehicles under the iON brand.
This all-new EV range will incorporate a number of impressive features and benefits including reduced rolling resistance and improved tread wear capabilities leading to a higher range per charge for drivers.
Hankook iON tyres will also give lower noise levels through the company’s sound absorbing technology alongside a specially designed tread pattern which further reduces cabin noise. Whilst a high load capacity of the tyres combats the added weight of EV battery packs plus a tread compound significantly utilises a high proportion of natural resin to enhance durability and wear levels therefore extending the tyre’s service life.
Mr Sooli Lee, CEO and President of Hankook Tire and Technology says, “Our new iON tyre collection illustrates Hankook’s growing ability towards the growing demand for electric vehicles and suitable tyres.”
It is also interesting to note that the Hankook iON summer tyre pattern has already achieved an AAA rating on its EU tyre label relating to the highest performance in terms of rolling resistance, wet grip and tyre noise. Initially the iON range will be available in three design options in sizes from 18 inches up to 22 inches.