Rinspeed selects Hankook tire for electric vehicle concept car

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Rinspeed’s highly futuristic MicroSnap concept EV has been equipped with tires from Hankook’s flagship UHP Ventus S1 evo line in size 195/40 R17.

The micro vehicle developed by the Swiss vehicle OEM is said to be flexible and sustainable with its unique modular structure that enables the chassis and body shell to be easily interchanged according to the requirements.

It is envisioned that the MicroSnap would be used to transport both goods and passengers autonomously and quickly to their specified destinations. The chassis and body are mated for the purpose and can be separated easily when needed.

“We are very happy about the new partnership with Hankook. As a company with dynamic and futuristic ideas, like the tires from the Design Innovation competition, Hankook strives to develop products which go beyond the limits of today’s tire and mobility developments, complementing our MicroSnap project,” commented Frank M Rinderknecht, CEO of Rinspeed.

Added Han-Jun Kim, president of Hankook Tire Europe, “Being the official partner on this visionary micro vehicle proves Hankook’s technological know-how in shaping the future of mobility. With our own design challenge, we are constantly working on developing creative and efficient solutions for the mobility of the future.”

Hankook will launch the Ventus S1 evo 3 as an original equipment tire this spring. Like its predecessors it has been designed to provide good grip and a comfortable ride in both dry and wet conditions.

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