Hyundai Motor Group Develops Tires for Electric Vehicles
As the era of electric vehicles enters, a “combination of cars” continues between finished car companies and tire manufacturers.
Car manufacturers are working with tire manufacturers to develop dedicated tires for stable driving performance and high electricity consumption.
Hyundai Motor announced on the 20th that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with French tire manufacturer Michelin at Namyang Research Institute in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province on the 17th.
Through this agreement, the two companies decided to cooperate in developing next-generation eco-friendly tires that can be mounted on premium electric vehicles.
Through the first collaboration in 2017, Hyundai Motor and Michelin made concrete results such as developing tires for electric vehicles that can be applied to Ioniq 5.
This collaboration will take place over the next three years.
An official from Hyundai Motor explained, “It is an agreement to jointly secure tire technology optimized for premium electric vehicles rather than tire development for specific vehicles.”
Electric cars are about 20 percent heavier than internal combustion locomotives because of their battery weight. There is no engine noise here, so the road noise is rather loud.
This is why the quietness of the tires is required. Unlike internal combustion engines, electric cars exert explosive power as soon as they step on the accelerator, so tire durability should be strengthened.
“As it is in the early stages of competition for electric vehicles, customers are interested in electric vehicle performance,” an industry source said. “This is why carmakers are working with tire companies to develop next-generation tires.” 토토사이트