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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hankook test their new no-AIr Tires

Hankook Tire successfully tested the new non-pneumatic tire (NPT) or known as a tire without the air pressure, which is named 'Hankook iFlex' on the vehicle driving and controlling.
Hankook iFlex tire concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1OPZqx4)
Hankook Tire test the iFlex to maximize its performance in five categories namely durability, hardness, stability, slalom ability (zigzag) and the ability to be driven at high speed. In tests of speed, an electric-powered vehicles that use iFlex tire capable of reaching speeds of up to 130 km/h (around 80 mph).

"Hankook iFlex ability to provide excellent performance driving at high speed is the result of a long-term commitment of Hankook Tire in tire technology development initiatives progressive and innovative," said Vice Chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire, Seung-Hwa Suh, as qouted of Hybridcars, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

As we knew, since 2011 Hankook Tire do further research about the latest tire technology, especially for the NPT. The iFlex was a fifth NPT tire concept released by Hankook Tire.
"Attempts to strengthen our technological leadership in the global tire market, we will continue to develop tires with the latest technology, environmentally friendly and oriented to the future," he said further. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HYBRIDCARS]
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