Hyundai to stop developing internal combustion engines in preparation for a fully electric car era

Hyundai has announced a major reorganization with the announcement it will close the headquarters of its internal combustion engine research and development division in Namyang, South Korea, which could result in more than 12,000 employees losing their jobs as Hyundai wants to step up. Enter the era of fully electric cars

The internal combustion engine development center, located in Namyang, will be transformed into a new battery development center, giving engineers who previously worked in engine development to learn and develop electric vehicle teams as Hyundai wants. To step into the electric car era as quickly as possible by bringing together various things to work together, now they have set up a project management team and an integrated product development team to work together by This team will begin work from design to production.

The Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Hyundai, Kia and Genesis, will all share a jointly designed vehicle platform called the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), and are planned to launch the vehicle. Continuous electricity for at least 2-3 generations per year

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