Hankook Tire Launches First iON Tires in the US

Hankook Tire Launches First iON Tires in the US

iON is Hankook’s first full line of tires for EVs.

Hankook Tire has launched the company’s first tires in the U.S. that are specifically designed for electric vehicles (EVs). The iON evo AS and iON evo AS SUV are the first in Hankook’s full line of EV tires. 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 North American EV segment is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the automotive industry,” said Rob Williams, senior vice president, North America Sales, Hankook Tire America Corp. “The iON evo AS and iON evo AS SUV demonstrate Hankook’s industry-leading research and development to create tires that are designed, from the ground up, for the unique needs of EVs. At a time when more drivers are making the switch to electric, these tires are built to deliver the very best in mileage, comfort, and performance for EVs that drivers have come to expect from Hankook’s range of tires.”

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 says.

Hankook iON evo AS and iON evo AS SUV are the first tires available in the U.S. from Hankook’s iON family, which was launched earlier this year. According to the recent Hankook Tire Gauge Index, a survey of Americans’ driving habits, nearly half (46%) of Americans now plan to purchase or lease an EV within the next five years. 

The Hankook iON evo AS SUV is available in 20 sizes ranging from 18 to 22 inches, while the iON evo AS is available in 6 sizes ranging from 18 to 21 inches. Both tires come with a 50,000-mileage warranty. 

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