The iON will be offered in three versions: Ventus iON S summer tire, Winter i*cept iON, and Ventus iON A all-season.
It features low rolling resistance technology and higher resilience against high-torque electric motors.
Electric vehicles pose a number of challenges. From charging to the range, they’ve forced the collective to re-evaluate how we do certain things. Not all is bad however as EVs are generally very entertaining to drive but they can be a headache for tires. Hankook has just launched a dedicated collection of tires for EVs.
The Hankook iON series was designed to maximize EV performance and increase comfort. On the latter point, the iON features Hankook’s Sound absorber technology that, combined with the specific pattern design, dramatically limits noise.
“With the introduction of this new iON tire family, our company is increasingly considering the rapidly growing demand for electric vehicles and the need for suitable tires. With an improved range per battery charge, this new generation of tires will help to further optimize the efficiency of electric vehicles in everyday use,” says Sooil Lee, CEO & President of Hankook Tire & Technology.
The Hankook iON tires are also intended to handle an EVs extra weight with an increased load capacity. Relatedly, the tire is fitted with aramid fibers to counteract deformation under acceleration.
iON technologies will be available in three distinct Hankook tires: the Ventus iON S summer tire, Winter i*cept iON, and Ventus iON A all-season. The tires will be offered in sizes between 18 and 22 inches.