Hankook Tire Launches First iON Tires in the US, Especially Designed for EVs

Global tire maker Hankook Tire has launched the company’s first tires in the U.S. that are specifically designed for electric vehicles.

Available in 26 sizes and rim diameters of 18 to 22 inches, iON evo AS and iON evo AS SUV are built with Hankook’s EVolution technology, which focuses on tread wear, noise reduction, and the unique grip performance for EVs…

The new tires have been designed to meet the demands of EVs in all seasons, with noise-proof technology, even tread wear and enhanced mileage, and increased grip and rigidity.

Hankook’s optimized curing technology and advanced compound also reduces rolling resistance, which enhances battery life and extends mileage.

The lack of an ICE powertrain in EVs means that road noise can account for 40% of cabin noise, while wind noise from high-speed driving can account for an additional 30%…

Heavy lithium-ion battery packs can add 10-20% more weight and stress to EVs compared to their ICE-powered equivalents. T