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Skoda Enyaq iV to roll on Hankook’s EV tyre

Hankook is continuing to expand its original equipment portfolio for electric vehicle by fitting the fully-electric Skoda Enyaq iV.

It will be equipped with the Ventus S1 evo 3 ev tyre specially developed for electric cars, just like on the group’s sister model Volkswagen ID.4. Depending on the model variant of Skoda’s first electric SUV, sizes 18 to 20 inches are available.

The Ventus S1 evo 3 ev combines low rolling resistance and high load-bearing capacity. Fitted with the Hankook premium tyre, the Enyaq iV comes with all the requirements to efficiently utilise the battery power and thus achieve the highest possible vehicle range – still one of the most important criteria for electric vehicles.

At the same time, Hankook says the Ventus S1 evo 3 ev is matched to the new Skoda electric SUV down to the last detail in order to harmonise confidently with the concept-related higher vehicle weight in all driving situations.

Hankook has equipped the custom-designed EV tyre with a double-layer carcass made of high-performance fibres. It offers very high stability and ensures a low tare weight relative to its size.

Another feature of the Ventus S1 evo 3 ev is the special tread compound. It confidently addresses the very high torques unique to electric vehicles while ensuring excellent grip both in wet and dry. The rolling resistance remains low all along.

A special feature of the 20-inch dimension with reduced sidewall height is an additional, steel-based reinforcement in the bead area, which contributes to an even higher sidewall stiffness. In addition to a precise fit of the tyre on the rim, this ensures a particularly sporty, direct steering response.