The tires are designed to deliver performance in summer conditions for high-performance EVs and are built with Hankook's proprietary iON technology that focuses on treadwear, noise reduction and grip performance for EVs.
"Our newest iON tires deliver impressive performance and reliability without compromising the unique features that electric vehicles require," Hankook Tire America President Rob Williams said.
"Following the launch of our first iON all-season tires in the fall, ... These new products meet the demands of high-performance electric cars and SUVs in summer conditions, when drivers can most enjoy the open road and get the most out of their vehicles.
"With iON evo and iON evo SUV, drivers who have made the switch to electric can count on Hankook to continue delivering impressive mileage, performance, and comfort for their EVs on those long summer days, no matter what conditions they face."
EVs place demands on their tires that differ from from those with internal-combustion engines, the company noted, with increased weight from heavier battery packs creating greater wear-causing stress; instantaneous power delivery requiring improved traction, steering and braking performance; and rolling resistance that needs to be reduced to maximize battery life.
The lack of a powertrain means that road noise is far more prevalent, necessitating noise-proof technology to improve cabin comfort.