Hankook Tire has been selected by FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) as the Gen3 tire partner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
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.
“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 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,” says 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.”
Hankook will be creating bespoke 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, suitable to raise electric vehicles efficiency. Furthermore, they will deliver a long-lasting performance containing Bio-sourced material and sustainable rubber.