If you see more electric vehicles across the southern United States, it’s not just you. According to the annual Transportation Electrification in the Southeast report, EV market share in the region doubled from last year with Tesla and Hyundai leading the way. And, perhaps more important, the industry’s growth is bringing new jobs to the region.
Hyundai Stories September 19
Hyundai Stories September 15
Hyundai Mobis, the parts and tech provider for South Korean automakers Hyundai, Genesis, Kia, and others, revealed its North American EV expansion strategy. As demand for electric vehicles continues growing, the sixth largest global parts supplier says having a strong production capacity will be critical, which is why it’s rapidly increasing its capabilities.
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Alabama officials are gearing up for one of the biggest transformations in the state’s history. With every automaker in the state planning to release an electric model, Alabama believes it can become the next EV hub.
Hyundai Stories July 20
Hyundai has confirmed that it joined the race to build a new small electric car for less than $20,000. However, it sounds like only European markets might get access to it.
Hyundai Stories July 18
Hyundai Motor Group and Rolls-Royce Holdings have announced the mutual signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to integrate all-electric propulsion into the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) market. The parties look to combine Rolls-Royce’s expertise in aviation with Hyundai’s BEV and hydrogen fuel cell technology to develop and certify zero-emission vehicles for urban and regional air travel.
Hyundai Stories July 15
The dawn of performance EV tuning is upon us. After teasing an upcoming N series of EVs, Hyundai has unveiled two “rolling brand” concepts offering upgraded nods to both the automaker’s past, present, and future. These concepts should help wet our beaks until Hyundai officially launches the IONIQ 5 N next year.
Hyundai Stories July 13
This evening, Hyundai globally debuted the IONIQ 6, which it describes as an “electrified streamliner.” Because it shares the same 800V E-GMP platform as the IONIQ 5, the IONIQ 6 makes its debut with a lot of the same features. That being said, Hyundai has worked hard to improve several performance specifications on it newest EV, including significantly better range.
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Following rumors circulating earlier this month, Hyundai Motor Group has officially signed an agreement with the state of Georgia to invest $5.5 billion in new facilities dedicated to EV and battery manufacturing. When complete, these new facilities will be Hyundai’s first EV-specific manufacturing on US soil and will produce a wide range of upcoming electric models.
Hyundai Stories May 11
Amid rumors of a new EV factory in Georgia, Hyundai confirms plans for a new electric car factory in the US, but it’s not clear where yet.
Hyundai Stories April 22
Hyundai Motor Group and We Drive Solar have teamed up to help create a completely bi-directional region in the Dutch development district of Cartesius in Utrecht of the Netherlands. To begin, We Drive Solar has equipped 25 Hyundai IONIQ 5 BEVs with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology to send power back to homes and businesses in the region during peak energy hours.
Hyundai Stories March 31
A recent 2022 report by Zutobi has ranked the top 20 most affordable EVs to operate around the world based on a number of factors. This includes considerations such as battery size, cost to charge, and miles driven per given dollar amounts. Tesla takes the top spot this year, but there are plenty of other viable options currently available to consumers.
Hyundai Stories March 3
Kia Corporation has followed parent company, Hyundai Motor Group, by delivering its own Investor Day virtual event, outlining its roadmap to further sustainability by 2030. The strategy includes 14 BEV models in the Kia lineup by 2027, as well as an expectation of 1.2 million BEV sales annually by 2030. Additionally, Kia will deliver its own dedicated purpose-built vehicles starting in 2025.
Hyundai Stories March 2
During its 2022 CEO Investor Day forum, Hyundai Motor Group outlined its electrification strategy through 2030, which includes 17 new BEV models. The accelerated approach to electrification includes an investment of nearly $80 billion in hardware and software technologies, as Hyundai Motor looks to capture 7% of the global EV market by the end of the decade.
Hyundai Stories January 10
Here we sit on the precipice of 2022, which is hopefully a shiny new start and not “2020 II.” One of the more optimistic outlooks we can share in the new year is the prospect of further EV adoption, led by an absolute slew of new EV models from all of the major names in vehicles. Below are some of the most anticipated electric vehicles scheduled to arrive in 2022, along with a little blurb about each so you can start planning which ones you want to test drive first.
Hyundai Stories January 3
If you asked a Hyundai executive to describe their relationship status with hydrogen these days, they’d probably tell you, “it’s complicated”. Indeed, the news regarding the Korean carmaker’s various hydrogen programs seems – well, if not contradictory, at least confusing – with the company’s announcement that its hydrogen fuel-cell (HFC) powered Nexo crossover had broken some key, extreme-weather endurance records in Europe arriving almost lock-step with news that Hyundai had paused development of its HFC Genesis.
What the “H” is really going on at Hyundai, and what does the EU have to do with its future hydrogen plans? Read on.
Hyundai Stories December 28, 2021
Hyundai announced that it is shutting down its internal combustion engine development team as the automaker focuses on electric cars.
Hyundai Stories December 16, 2021
We recently got an opportunity to test drive the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV ahead of its North American debut in 2022. As you’ll see in the video below, the long-anticipated Ioniq 5 sets the tone for the new sub-brand of Hyundai Motor Group with a focus on style, safety, and crazy fast charge speeds.
Hyundai Stories December 13, 2021
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Hyundai announced the EPA range of the Ioniq 5 today ahead of its US launch, and it received an impressive 300+ miles.
Hyundai Stories November 30, 2021
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At the LA Auto Show, Kia and Hyundai, who partner on electric vehicles, have both released new concept vehicles that preview their upcoming electric SUVs.
Hyundai Stories November 5, 2021
Hyundai Motor Group recently shared plans to begin manufacturing its Genesis GV70 EV in the US beginning in 2022. The electrified GV70 will be produced at Hyundai’s Alabama plant, and will mark the first EV manufactured in the US by the Korean automotive umbrella. With this decision, Hyundai looks to make a larger impact on the growing EV market in the US, and take advantage proposed subsidies for electric vehicles produced on US soil.
Hyundai Stories October 26, 2021
Parts and service arm Hyundai Mobis recently announced it has successfully developed its “e-corner module,” a design that combines steering, braking, suspension, and driving systems into each wheel. At a recent event, Hyundai Mobis demonstrated how each e-corner can turn a full 90º and drive sideways to support future Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs) in congested urban areas.
Hyundai Stories October 15, 2021
As electric vehicles look to gain an even larger portion of the automobile market in 2021, consumers will look at a number of factors as they choose to go electric. One major specification on any EV data sheet is the estimated range i.e. the amount of miles your new vehicle can travel on a single charge. Naturally, you’re going to want the most battery for your buck. Below is a list of the current EV options for 2021 sorted by longest range.
Hyundai Stories September 6, 2021
During IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Hyundai Motor Group has shared its goal to become completely carbon neutral by 2045. This will include its global product lineup and all company operations. Furthermore, Hyundai announced an end to all combustion engine vehicles in Europe beginning in 2035.
Hyundai Stories September 2, 2021
Luxury auto brand Genesis has announced its brand vision for the next 15 years, including an end to new ICE models in 2025 and plans for a 100% zero-emission lineup by 2030. Furthermore, the company offered a closer peek of its first GV60 electric vehicle and a glimpse of its X concept coupe. Oh, we also found an Easter egg hinting at a possible entry into air transportation someday.
Hyundai Stories August 31, 2021
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Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury division, has just unveiled interior and exterior images of their first entry into the electric vehicle market. The car takes form of a crossover SUV, designated the GV60.
Hyundai Stories August 4, 2021
Hyundai has announced a new all-in-one subscription service in the UK specifically dedicated to its BEVs, PHEVs, and hybrid vehicles. Named Hyundai Mocean, this new subscription service allows approved customers to have an EV delivered to them for a monthly fee that includes insurance, maintenance, road tax, and repairs. This is a business model Hyundai Motor Group has been experimenting with in other countries before trying it out in the UK.
Hyundai says its new IONIQ 5 will dominate Tesla and the rest of the market on an increasingly important metric: miles per minute of charging.
Hyundai Stories July 29, 2021
Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Indonesia to manufacture BEV batteries in the country through a new joint venture (JV). As part of the JV, Hyundai and LG will invest a total of $1.1 billion in the construction of a battery plant in Karawang, near the country’s capital of Jakarta.
Hyundai Stories May 24, 2021
As the US inches closer toward a cherished and long-desired sense of normalcy, automakers have begun to open their doors to the public and allow writers like myself to actually see EVs up close. I kick off my inaugural in-person vehicle experience of 2021 (in May), with a sneak peak of the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 CUV. Below is everything you can anticipate to experience yourself when this EV hits the market.
Hyundai Stories May 13, 2021
Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) just announced plans to invest $7.4 billion in the US to produce future EVs, grow its production facilities, and develop new mobility solutions. HMG is the umbrella over both Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation and plans to invest this entire sum in the US by 2025.
Hyundai Stories April 29, 2021
A recent addition to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database has revealed a patent application from EV startup Canoo for its proprietary platform technology. The application provisionally filed in September of 2019 outlines all the components within the Canoo platform as well as an image. A more in-depth search has revealed that the Southern California-based automaker has been quite busy filing many other patents, too.
Hyundai Stories April 27, 2021
Hyundai Stories April 26, 2021
Hyundai has revealed its Heritage Series PONY concept, an electrified modern-day upgrade to South Korea’s first mass-produced vehicle. The Heritage Series PONY EV exists as part of the “Reflections in Motion” exhibition at Hyundai Motorstudio in Busan. While it is only a concept, the Heritage Series PONY pays homage to its automaker’s history, while offering people a glimpse into technologies of the future.
Hyundai released an interesting video of a real-time view of the Ioniq 5 charging to 80% state of charge in 18 minutes.
The automaker is flexing some impressive charge rates.
Hyundai Stories March 3, 2021
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After some fires, Hyundai will replace batteries in all Kona, Ioniq EVs, and Elec City buses. GM owners wonder if they’ll get the same thing, while most have faith in a software fix.
Hyundai Stories February 23, 2021
Hyundai Motor Group just announced it has chosen both SK Innovation and CATL as battery suppliers for its E-GMP. The Asian battery manufacturers will provide the third batch of lithium-ion battery cells for Hyundai’s electric vehicles launching after 2023. Both CATL and SK Innovation are familiar with the process, as they have previously delivered to Hyundai’s E-GMP production in the past.
Hyundai has now officially unveiled the Ioniq 5, its first electric car in a series of next-generation EVs under its new Ioniq sub-brand.
The automaker might have hit it out of the park with this out-of-the-box EV and attractive specs.
Hyundai Stories February 19, 2021
In an effort to expedite the country’s transition toward electric vehicles, the South Korean government is lowering the prices of electric vehicles by 2025. This strategy includes implementing electric battery leases for Korean customers. This would cut their initial purchase costs by nearly half.
Hyundai Stories February 16, 2021
A press release from Hyundai USA has revealed a glimpse at its 2022 Kona Electric SUV, featuring a slight redesign. According to the automaker, these EVs will be available in the US some time this spring.
Hyundai Stories February 15, 2021
Hyundai is about to unveil the IONIQ 5, its new electric car, and it is teasing a clean interior ahead of the unveiling.