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The Hankook Kinergy AS ev is now available from 16 to 19 inches.
Hankook Tire has announced the size expansion of its electric vehicle specific tyre, Kinergy AS ev, to include the new size of 18 and 19 inches. The tyre is now available from 16 to 19 inches.
Hankook Tire expands its size offerings to include larger rim diameters to better serve the needs of consumers by adopting changing market trends. As the electric vehicle (EV) market is growing at a fast pace, a diversity of EV models are being released in the market. The new Kinergy AS ev sizes are currently available in Korea only. It will become available for purchase in other markets in the future.
Kinergy AS ev was first introduced to the market in September 2018. It is equipped with top-tier technology to complement unique characteristics of EVs. It provides a hyper-low noise environment optimised for EVs, a comfortable ride and supreme driving performance on par with ultra-high performance tyres.
As EVs are free from engine noise, road and tyre noise become more noticeable, which is why noise reduction is of utmost importance. The hyper-low noise environment is created with application of advanced noise reduction technologies. The Kinergy AS ev features maximum quietness by applying techniques that reduce the noise produced from tyre and the road. Technology to reduce a certain frequency that incurs when driving through optimum pitch arrangement was also applied.
Its block design pattern modeled after electric circuits allows the best driving performance in all kinds of conditions. Furthermore, a new compound and silica reinforcement with increased dispersibility attained through optimal mixing technology were adopted to improve wear resistance. In the meantime, the tread maintains optimum grip force to deliver the high instant torque of an electric motor to the road without loss.
These traits made Kinergy AS ev noticeable in the EV market. Hankook Tire recently announced the tyre is equipped to ‘Volkswagen ID.4: Great Roadshow through the U.S.’, Challenge4’s cross-country tour on all-electric Volkswagen ID.4.
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