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Hankook exhibiting its iON tyre family at the London EV Show

  • iON tyres specially designed for electric vehicles
  • iON race tyre on show alongside the Gen3 Formula E Race car
Hankook exhibiting its iON tyre family at the London EV Show

Daventry, UK, 15th August 2023– Premium tyre manufacturer Hankook is  showcasing its  new range of tyres specifically for electric vehicles at the London EV Show taking place from the 28th – 30th November at ExCel London, Stand number ES11. The London EV Show is Europe's largest of its kind, an international tradeshow and conference focused on the prolific electric vehicle industry.

In 2022 Hankook launched its iON range of tyres, designed specifically for electric vehicles.   Technical development characteristics of the new tyre include further reduced rolling resistance, particularly low-noise rolling behaviour and high resilience. Compared to conventional tyres, this means more range per battery charge and a better driving experience for EV drivers. In addition, the new Hankook iON products are particularly designed for the high torque which is immediately produced by powerful electric vehicles. This year the iON evo was named the winner of the respected Auto Bild “Reifencheck” tyre test based on its top performance and excellent safety characteristics.

Since Season 9 Hankook is the exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and the tailormade iON race tyre combines sustainability and performance. The new tyre has been developed in close cooperation with the racing series and is particularly aimed at meeting the sustainability needs of Formula E and the future of e‑mobility, without compromising motorsport performance, of course. Nearly 30 percent of the new tyre, which is specially tailored to the third generation of Formula E race cars, is made of sustainable materials.

Consumers also benefit from racing developments: findings from the racetrack flow into the production tyres of the iON product family, which includes summer and winter patterns with an all-season version coming  end of 2023.

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. Currently around 3,000 employees produce up to 19 million tyres a year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.

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. Hankook Tire was first recognised by the Dow Jones Sustainability Korea Index (DJSI Korea) in 2011 and more recently has been on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) since 2016.

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Hankook exhibiting its iON tyre family at the London EV Show

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