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Electric Car Tires Different From Regular Tires


A tire is a tire, right? What does it matter if it goes on a combustion vehicle, versus an EV? Well, electric cars place unique challenges on tires, as a result of four key characteristics: weight, efficiency, noise, and torque.

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EV tires are designed specifically for EVs, which are heavier, more powerful, and quieter than cars powered by internal combustion engines.

Thanks to asking Hankook’s engineers an abundance of questions, I’ve got all the answers on how electric car tires can help EVs overcome these challenges.


Hankook is now offering a full line up of EV tires, with summer, all-season, and winter tires as part of the ION product line, a series of tires designed exclusively to meet the needs of electric vehicles.