The Hyundai Motor Group, which includes the Genesis, Hyundai and KIA brands, is suspending further development of internal combustion engines to focus entirely on electric propulsion.
The press in South Korea cites sources from the automotive industry who say that the group has closed the engine development department at the main research center in Hwaseong. Employees will be transferred to the departments for the development of electric motors, batteries and semiconductors.
This information is not a big surprise considering the promises of many car manufacturers that they will completely switch to electric models in the next ten years. Among them is Genesis, which in September announced a plan to switch to EV by 2030, including battery and hydrogen drives.
Hyundai and KIA have also already announced plans to introduce more new electric models in the coming years.
At the same time, the Hyundai Group is allocating funds for the development of hydrogen infrastructure, which includes advanced tank filling and hydrogen-electric powertrains for trucks. Hyundai works closely with Cummins truck drive experts in this segment.
Source: Nacionalna Klasa by www.nacionalnaklasa.com.
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