Hyundai, Michelin to Develop Next-Gen EV Tyres
Hyundai Motor Group has partnered with Michelin to develop next-generation tyres optimised for premium electric vehicles.
The agreement is a follow-up to the first five-year partnership signed in November 2017 to jointly develop an exclusive tyre for the IONIQ 5 and carry out experiments and analysis methods related to tyres as well as technology exchange.
“The collaboration between Hyundai Motor Group and Michelin over the past five years contributed to the successful launch of the Hyundai IONIQ 5,” said Georges Levy, Executive Vice President of Automotive Original Equipment at Michelin.
“We are pleased to announce that the relationship has been extended for three more years to continue our work together on new technologies in favour of safer, cleaner mobility.”
Over the next three years, Hyundai and Michelin will conduct joint research into eco-friendly tyres made with sustainable materials, tyres optimised for next-generation EVs and a real-time tyre monitoring system which will help advance autonomous driving technology.
The brands will also look into tyre wear, tyre load and road friction beyond the current standards of tyre temperature and air pressure.
5 July 2022