Wheel Energy Laboratory


History of Wheel Energy briefly

About us:

  •  Wheel Energy was founded in 2003.
  •  We offer independent, quantifiable analysis and test results to all tyre   manufacturers, designers and race teams.
  •  Founders were:
    •  Engineer Petri Hankiola,
    •  Physicist Veijo Pulkkanen,
    •  Technician Marko Savolainen

What we do:

    • We provide tire and wheel testing services to the bicycle, motorcycle, ATV and UTV industries.  
    • Wheel Energy is a privately owned, self-employed and totally independent company. 
    • Wheel Energy testing procedures simulate authentic situations (real world cases) in a controlled laboratory environment.  
    • All measurements are repeatable and the laboratory environment is known and stable.
    • Rolling Resistance measurements are done following International Standard ISO 28580 (Passenger car, truck and bus tyres - Methods of measuring rolling resistance - Single point test and correlation of measurement results) requirements


    Company Staff: 

    Petri Hankiola (BSc, Automotive, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences)

    President and Laboratory Director

    Email address:

    Veijo Pulkkanen (Physicist, MSc, University of Helsinki)

    Technical Support and Quality Control