The FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) has confirmed Hankook Tire as the Gen3 tire partner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the organization announced.
Hankook will be creating custom tires for Formula E with innovative technology and connectivity benefits, the tire manufacturer says, to be used for both wet and dry conditions for multiple events and will offer a very low rolling resistance to raise electric vehicle efficiency. The tires will also contain Bio-sourced material and sustainable rubber.
“All of 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.”