Nexen Tires for Kia EV6
The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle. Based on Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV6 offers a range of up to 316 miles and rapid charging – when using the State of Charge (SOC) mode, the car can charge from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes. Nexen Tire reports it is supplying two tyres as original equipment.
The Kia EV6 will wear the Nexen N’Fera Sport EV in size 235/55R19 105V XL; Nexen says the tyre “improves on high-speed stability and handling performance while providing maximum grip and braking power on both wet and dry surfaces.” The other tyre, presumably for cars sold in North America, is the all-season Nexen Roadian GTX EV. Nexen Tire is supplying this in size 235/55R19 105V XL.
The tyre maker designed and tailored both electric vehicle tyres to provide higher abrasion resistance as well as minimise tyre road noise by employing noise reduction system by about 5dB compared to existing products.
Nexen Tire has already began supplying original equipment tyres to Kia for the Soul EV as well as to US electric vehicle start-up Canoo, giving it a “strong foothold in the global electric vehicle industry.” The company says it intends to further extend its global presence by focusing on research and development as well as investments in mobility.