With car emissions still regarded as one of the main forms of pollution, automakers from across the world are working tirelessly toward more eco-friendly vehicles. As air quality in cities and towns are a major cause for concern, the automotive industry is looking to fuel cell technology to help create a cleaner environment and Hyundai is leading from the front.
Electric vehicles continue to make headlines as Hyundai Motor North America has announced ambitious plans to expand its offering even further. They plan on adding 10 electrified, eco-friendly vehicles to its production line by the end of 2022.
There are two technologies competing to replace the internal combustion engine, but it is the poultry problem all over again – the chicken and eggs. Electric cars are popular where there is a mature electric car charging infrastructure. Expensive charging infrastructure gets built where there are lots of electric cars. But at least electricity generation and distribution are mature technologies with existing networks.
Hyundai has revealed a teaser of its new concept car which they plan on launching in Europe soon. A recent silhouette of the Hyundai Soapbox car shares some design details with the 45 Concept Car which made headlines a little more than a year ago.
The 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show revealed several amazing cars but a real standout was the all-electric Hyundai Pony 45 design concept. It’s not every day you come across a car that looks that good, especially considering they took inspiration from the 1974 Hyundai Pony concept.
Electric vehicle technology is moving at a blistering pace. You can either spend heavily on developing your own, or you can invest in proven technology. The vehicle class with the most urgent demand in Europe is the electric commercial vehicle. This demand is driven by increasingly tough emissions standards there.
The hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo has broken the world distance record by travelling 778 km on a single ‘tank’. It beat the previous record by some margin as it still had another 49 km range left at the end of the journey.
Battery electric vehicles (BEV) are reaching new heights. Literally. In December Hyundai announced its BEV version of the popular Hyundai Kona will be the first EV to reach Mount Everest’s North Base Camp, a 700km journey with a climb to 5 800m. Why is this important? Let’s have a look at electric vehicles and try and get some perspective.
There is a new word in the self-driving lexicon: platooning. Specifically, this refers to large freight trucks in convoy at the speed limit, each less than 17m behind the one in front. Sounds crazy? Let’s talk about it.
Every motor show is filled with creative innovations, dreams, and aspirations from car manufacturers around the globe. The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show is no different as there have been many interesting projects and concepts including the new Hyundai Electric Race Car.