Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd. will supply tires for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The company will create custom tires for use at Formula E events.
“These tires will offer a very low rolling resistance to raise electric vehicle efficiency,” note Hankook officials. “Furthermore, they will deliver long-lasting performance," enabled by "bio-sourced material and sustainable rubber."
“Leading electric car manufacturers currently use Hankook brand electric vehicle tires as original equipment on their road cars,” say Hankook officials. “Now, Hankook will join in Formula E’s pursuit towards creating a better, cleaner world by providing its future-oriented tire technology through the supply of specially designed tires to all Formula E races, along with technical expertise.”
"All of our employees worldwide are very proud that Hankook has been selected by the FIA, following tender process and FIA World Motor Sport Council approval, as the future tire and technology partner for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship,” says Hankook President and COO Sooil Lee.