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Hankook equips all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 6 with Ventus S1 evo 3 ev

  • Premium tyre optimised for electric vehicles available ex works
  • Low rolling resistance, high load index and material mix optimised for high torque
Hankook equips all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 6 with Ventus S1 evo 3 ev

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 12. October 2023 – Premium tyre manufacturer Hankook is equipping the Hyundai Ioniq 6 as standard with its Ventus S1 evo 3 ev tyres developed specifically for electric cars. With their low rolling resistance and a lightweight, robust construction, these tyres are designed to meet the specific requirements of all-electric vehicles. Hankook offers the tyre for the Ioniq 6 in the size 225/55R18W.

“We are very pleased with the confidence Hyundai has shown in our premium tyres, and that the Ventus S1 evo 3 ev will be used in its new top electric model,” says Sanghoon Lee, President of Hankook Tire Europe. “With this development, we are not only extending Hankook’s original equipment business, but also further advancing the transformation towards electric mobility.”

Electric vehicles like the Hyundai Ioniq 6 have different requirements for tyres than vehicles with internal combustion engines, due to their design. The main focus here is on a low rolling resistance and low weight in order to enable the Hyundai Ioniq 6’s high range of over 550 kilometres per battery charge. On top of this, the battery required to power the electric motor makes electric vehicles heavier, which means the tyres also need to have a high load index. With the Ventus S1 evo 3 ev, the Hankook engineers have managed to combine all of these requirements in one tyre. Thanks to the double-layer carcass made of a special high-performance fibre, the tyre offers excellent stability at a very low weight relative to its size.  In addition, the tread compound of the Ventus S1 evo 3 ev is specially designed for the high drive torques of electric vehicles, offering outstanding grip on wet and dry surfaces.

Hankook Tire manufactures globally innovative, award-winning radial tyres of proven superior quality for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, RVs, trucks, and buses as well as motorsports (circuit racing/street circuits/rallies).

Aspiring to bring consumers the utmost excellence in product quality, technological excellence and driving satisfaction, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five R&D centres and eight production facilities around the world. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European markets as well as European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers, are developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in Hanover/Germany. Production for the European region is taking place in the state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated in June 2007 and is continuously being expanded.

Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in several European countries and sells its products through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and sells products in over 160 countries. The company has been the technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Generation 3 for the FIA ABB Formula E World Championship since 2023. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their original equipment. Approximately 38 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European region.

For more information please visit www.hankooktire-mediacenter.com or www.hankooktire.com

Hankook Tire Europe GmbH | Marketing Communications Europe | Siemensstr. 14, 63263 Neu-Isenburg | Germany

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