Audi Picks Hankook Tires for EVs
The new Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron will be equipped with Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 tires, which have been specifically designed for electric vehicles.
“As a development partner of Audi, we have implemented a number of successful projects together in recent years,” says Sanghoon Lee, president of Hankook Tire Europe. “Being able to help switch the portfolio over to electric vehicles by providing suitable tires therefore means a lot to us. In doing so, we are also making an important contribution to increasingly sustainable mobility.”
In the 20- and 21-inch dimensions for the Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, an additional steel-based reinforcement is used in the bead area due to the reduced flank height to further increase sidewall rigidity. "In addition to ensuring that the tire fits the rim precisely, this also results in a particularly sporty and immediate steering response."
Hankook Sealguard sealing material used inside the tires - which are standard on the Hankook 20- and 21-inch dimensions for the Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron - automatically seals any punctures of up to 3/16-inch in diameter in the tire tread surface, add Hankook officials.