Hankook has been confirmed as the new Gen3 tyre supplier and technology partner for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
When Gen3 is introduced, the world championship will start each of its races around the globe with sustainably produced, particularly long-lasting and energy-saving Hankook tyres.
“All 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 tyre 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 COO 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 already use tailor-made Hankook brand ev-tyres for the original equipment of their road cars. Now, the company will join in Formula E’s pursuit towards creating a better, cleaner world by providing its future oriented tyre technology through the supply of specially designed tyres to all Formula E races along with technical expertise.
Hankook will be creating bespoke tyres for Formula E with innovative technology and connectivity benefits to be used for both wet and dry conditions for multiple events. These tyres will offer a very low rolling resistance, suitable to raise electric vehicles efficiency. Furthermore, they will deliver a long-lasting performance containing Bio-sourced material and sustainable rubber.