FIA confirms Hankook As Future Tire Partner For Formula E

FIA confirms Hankook As Future Tire Partner For Formula E

When Gen3 is introduced, the world championship will start each of its races with sustainably produced, long-lasting and energy-saving Hankook tires.

The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has confirmed Hankook Tire & Technology as the Gen3 tire partner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship selected by tender process and FIA World Motor Sport Council approval. Equipping the world’s first and only all electric street racing formula with Hankook tires will then form the core of the company’s international campaigns and commitments to sustainability and environmental protection worldwide.

When Gen3 is introduced, the world championship will start each of its spectacular races in metropolitan areas around the globe with sustainably produced, particularly long-lasting and energy-saving Hankook tires.

“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. Our company coincides with Formula E’s move towards sustainable growth and we are excited to be a part of this journey as their Gen3 partner,” said Sooil Lee, president and chief operating officer of Hankook Tire & Technology. “It is impressive how the FIA and the ABB FIA Formula E Championships are addressing climate change and air pollution in our urban environments by promoting the adoption of electric vehicles through this all-electric race series and bringing it to the attention of a broad global audience.”

Leading electric car manufacturers currently use Hankook brand electric vehicle tires as original equipment on their road cars. Now, Hankook will join in Formula E’s pursuit toward 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. Hankook will be creating custom tires for Formula E with innovative technology and connectivity benefits to be used for both wet and dry conditions for multiple events. These tires will offer a very low rolling resistance to raise electric vehicle efficiency. In addition, they will deliver a long-lasting performance containing bio-sourced material and sustainable rubber. 

Hankook Tire & Technology has long been committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices in connection with the assumption of social responsibility and has already firmly anchored this in its business objectives. Recently, the company was awarded the Platinum Award, the highest honor of the renowned CSR rating agency EcoVadis. Furthermore, since 2016 the manufacturer has been listed continuously in the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World), being one of three tiremakers and the only Asia headquartered company in the automotive supply industry to be listed there.

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