Hankook Focuses on Eco-Tyre Trend
According to Hankook Tire’s vice president, Pae Ho-youl, green tyres will be the tyre industry’s “keyword” for some time to come. For this reason the Korean company is making substantial investments in this area. Pae recently told the Korea Times newspaper than Hankook had spent 20 billion won per annum while working on its enfren environmental tyre, which was released in 2008 following two years’ of technical development. Now the tyre maker has previewed its latest version of the green tyre, the ‘enfren eco’, at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Hankook says the enfren eco is designed with fuel efficient vehicles such as the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid in mind.