Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 29 September 2022 – Following on from the Hankook iON evo summer tyre, the new Hankook iON Winter is the second member of the new global “iON” tyre family designed specifically for electric vehicles. The premium tyre maker thus aims to promote electric mobility even in the cold season.
Characteristics of the new tyre include reduced rolling resistance and low rolling noise. Compared to conventional tyres, this means more range per battery charge and a better driving experience. In addition, the new Hankook iON products are specially designed to deal with the instant high torque produced by powerful electric vehicles.
A special challenge: winter tyres for electric cars
The Hankook iON Winter has a specially developed tread compound that ensures the lowest possible rolling resistance without sacrificing performance on wet and snow-covered roads. Natural oils ensure the necessary grip, even at low temperatures. The exceptional flexibility allows the tyre to adapt to the road surface and minimises movement in the profile.
Rolling noise is a particular challenge with winter tyres. The new tread design noticeably reduces noise emissions due to the active guidance of sound waves. The integrated sound absorber™ technology also reduces the level of noise inside the car. Meanwhile, aerodynamic optimisation avoids additional air turbulence and reduces drag. This has a positive impact on both noise generation and range. The high silica content provides grip on wet roads by preventing the formation of a dangerous film of water between road surface and tyre.
The Hankook iON Winter is available in sizes from 18 to 22 inches.
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