September 23, 2019

Hankook To Supply Tyres To One Of Europe’s Largest Urban Transport Companies

Hankook tyres on bus in Barcelona
Hankook is supplying its SmartCity AU04+ to the bus fleet of Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona

Hankook is to supply its tyres for over 1,100 buses from Barcelona’s urban bus transportation company, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, with the company’s SmartCity AU04+ in size 275/70R22.5 to be used.

Hankook says this model line was specially designed for urban transportation, and for battery-powered urban buses. As these vehicles are generally heavier than conventional buses due to their energy storage units, the tyre-models have an increased load index.

Hankook says the tread of the SmartCity AU04+ is suitable for all wintry conditions without restriction and sports the snowflake symbol (3PMSF). The new city bus tyre line-up is equally suitable for city buses with conventional drive.

“The agreement with one of Europe’s biggest urban transport companies makes us very proud; especially because it’s an agreement on the usage of our future-oriented technology,” said Han-Jun Kim, President of Hankook Tire Europe. “This will put the SmartCity AU04+, our first bus tyre line for electric-powered buses, on a large-scale level on the road. We look forward to expanding our fleet cooperations in Europe, being always on track with new mobility trends.”