Hyundai and Kia continuing to develop heat pump technology for EVs

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation provided new details on their enhanced heat pump system, deployed in Hyundai and Kia’s global electric vehicle (EV) line-up to maximize their all-electric driving range in low temperatures.

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Hyundai and Kia develop ICT-connected predictive shift system

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have developed a predictive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, enabling the vehicle to shift automatically to the optimal gear after identifying the road and traffic conditions ahead.

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Hyundai and Kia invest in autonomous vehicle technology company Aurora

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have invested in Aurora to accelerate development of autonomous vehicle technologies. With the integration of the Aurora Driver, Hyundai and Kia vehicles will enhance their ability to monitor, react, and adapt to different surroundings.

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Kia, establish ‘Purple M’ JV to accelerate EV mobility services

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Kia Motors Corporation has founded ‘Purple M’, a new start-up designed to offer customized EV mobility services. Purple M is a new joint venture created in partnership between Kia Motors and , a Korean technology firm pioneering the transition to autonomous Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS). Through this new start-up, Kia and The combination of Kia's global footprint and mobility expertise with’s

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Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation today made a strategic investment of €100 million (US $110 million) in a new partnership with Arrival , a UK-based electric vehicle startup ( earlier post ). Of the total investment, Hyundai will contribute €80 million; Kia €20 million.

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Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and LG Chem launch global competition to invest in EV and battery start-ups

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Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, and LG Chem are jointly sponsoring the “EV & Battery Challenge” (EVBC), a global competition to identify up to 10 EV and battery start-ups for potential investment and collaboration. Hyundai and Kia have gained prominence in the global market with a comprehensive portfolio of EVs. There, Hyundai, Kia, and LG Chem will be verifying the innovative technologies of the applicants.

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2019 Kia Niro EV crossover utility makes North American debut at LA Auto Show

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The 2019 Kia Niro EV made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show. Kia Motors Corporation sources EV, HEV, and PHEV batteries from multiple global suppliers.

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Kia begins export production of Kia Soul EV; initial production planned to hit 5,000 units

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Kia Motors has begun volume production of its new all-electric Kia Soul EV ( earlier post ) for export sales at its Kia’s Gwangju facility in Korea.

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Kia Motors reveals next-generation separated sound zone technology; individual audio spaces without headphones

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—Kang-duck Ih, Research Fellow at Kia’s NVH Research Lab.

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Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Kia Motors outlined its mid- to long-term plans for the development of a greatly increased range of environmentally friendly vehicles, with the goal of becoming a leader in the low-emissions car market by 2020. The new investment by Hyundai Motor Group, Kia’s parent company, totals 11.3

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TÜV Nord scores Kia Soul EV as emitting 39.7% fewer whole life GHGs than diesel counterpart

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TÜV Nord, an independent technical inspection organization, has certified the new Kia Soul EV according to the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard. Kia Soul EV. ISO 50001 is an international standard on corporate energy conservation planning and implementation.

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Kia Niro EV concept at CES: 238 miles of range from 64-kwh battery

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It's well known that a battery-electric version of the Kia Niro will join the lineup soon, completing a range that now comprises the Niro Hybrid and the recently launched plug-in hybrid. Most observers had assumed the Niro EV would use the same underpinnings as its corporate sibling the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, just as the pair of hybrids does.

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Kia Motors to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share; launching dedicated EV model in 2021

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Kia Motors Corporation announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and mobility services, as well as connectivity and autonomy. The Plan S strategy outlines Kia’s shift from a business system focused on internal combustion engine vehicles toward one centered on electric vehicles and customized mobility solutions.

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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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Hyundai, Kia invest additional US$250M in Grab; pilot EV projects

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Southeast Asia’s leading O2O (online to offline) mobile platform, announced an agreement under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will invest an additional US$250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to pilot EV programs across Southeast Asia. To start, Grab, Hyundai and Kia will launch a series of EV pilot projects in Southeast Asia starting with Singapore in 2019. Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc.,

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Hyundai And Kia Target # 2 Slot In Green Vehicles By 2020

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While they had to backpedal on misstated gas-mileage figures over the last couple of years, Hyundai and Kia are moving forward with ambitious green-car plans regardless. The corporately-conjoined Korean carmakers are aiming for the global number two slot in green vehicles by 2020 (after hybrid powerhouse Toyota, presumably).

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GM names LG Chem Supplier Corporation of the Year

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GM selected LG Chem, its provider of battery cells for the Chevrolet Volt, as the Supplier Corporation of the Year in the 19 th annual Supplier of the Year awards. Including GM, LG Chem has secured contracts with 10 automakers including Ford, Renault and Hyundai-Kia. The Supplier of the Year awards recognize the contributions of GM’s suppliers in 2010 as part of the company’s global product and performance achievements. This year’s awards recognized 82 automotive suppliers.

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Sergio Marchionne dies, Gyon electric car: Today's Car News

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We review fuel-economy numbers in the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. Sergio Marchionne, who made his name as a plainspoken corporate turnaround artist, died following. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne died in a hospital in Switzerland. China aims to bring a new boutique electric car to the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) and Dongfeng Motor Corporation enter strategic cooperation, focused on new energy vehicles

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS)—the rebirthed Saab—and Dongfeng Motor Corporation (Dongfeng) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to achieve global industrial synergies. Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM) is the third biggest Chinese state-owned automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei Province.

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Kia using SK Innovation NCM Li-ion cells in Soul EV

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Kia is using lithium-ion polymer battery cells supplied by SK Inovation in the battery pack for the new Soul EV ( earlier post ). Engineers from Kia developed the pack with 192 SK lithium-ion polymer battery cells in eight modules, for a total capacity of 27 kWh.

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Kia Motors sees 18.6% increase in global sales in 2011

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Kia Motors Corporation announced today that its global sales for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for 2011 reached an all-time high of 2,478,959 unit, representing an annual year-on-year increase of 18.6%. By region, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in North America (550,615 units, a 34.2% Kia includes both Western and Eastern European markets in its “Europe” category.

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Kia unveils Naimo electric concept at Seoul

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Kia staged the world premiere of the Naimo electric concept car at the Seoul Motor Show. Taking its name from the Korean word “Ne-mo”, meaning “square shape”, the Naimo electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is the third electric vehicle design to be unveiled by Kia Motors Corporation in a year. The Naimo electric concept. Click to enlarge.

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Hyundai & Kia to pay record $100M penalty for GHG conformity violations & lose $200M+ in emission credits

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Hyundai and Kia will pay a combined $100-million civil penalty, the largest in Clean Air Act history, to resolve violations concerning the testing and certification of vehicles sold in the US (“Conformity Violations”) and will spend approximately $50 million on measures to prevent any future violations. Hyundai and Kia will also forfeit 4.75 Kia will pay a $43.2-million civil penalty and forgo the use of approximately 2.05

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Kia introducing next-generation Picanto at Geneva show

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Kia Motors Corporation will officially unveil the next-generation Picanto city car at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2011. and 1.2-liter displacements, all offering class-leading CO 2 emissions levels, according to Kia. Next-generation Picanto. Click to enlarge. Completely redesigned and re-engineered, the new car has grown in overall length and wheelbase.

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Kia unveils Optima Hybrid sedan at LA Auto Show

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Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia Motors Corporation premiered the hybrid version of its new Optima sedan ( earlier post ) at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Created primarily with the US market in mind, the Kia-developed powertrain delivers an estimated combined cycle fuel economy is 38 mpg US (6.2 Arriving in Kia dealer showrooms early next year, the 2011 Optima Hybrid is the brand’s first hybrid for North America and uses a full parallel hybrid system to deliver a 40.7%

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Kia Motors Debuts New Optima at New York Show; Powertrains Aligned with New Sonata

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Kia Motors Corporation unveiled its all-new Optima midsize sedan at the New York International Auto Show. This represents Kia’s first application of GDI technology.

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Kia displays Ray EV and Naimo EV concept at Consumer Electronics Show

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Kia Motors is showcasing its Ray production Electric Vehicle (EV) ( earlier post ) and Naimo EV concept car ( earlier post ) for the first time in North America at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Where the Naimo EV concept looks into the future of zero-emissions vehicles from Kia, the Ray EV is the first realization for the brand and represents exciting new possibilities for the future in the North American market.

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Hyundai and Kia select Infineon HybridPACK 1 power module for current hybrid vehicle generations

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Infineon Technologies AG announced that Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have selected Infineon as supplier of power modules for their current hybrid car generations, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Kia Optima. Hyundai and Kia teamed up with Infineon on the hybrid powertrain design including the Infineon HybridPACK 1 power module and the related control electronics as part of the electric motor inverter.

2011 71

Kia Launches EcoDynamics Lineup at Frankfurt Including Hybrid Sorento

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Kia Motors Corporation debut its EcoDynamics sub-brand line of vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. According to the company, the EcoDynamics line of vehicles is a name given to the most eco-friendly version of each model within its range. Within the EcoDynamics is the new Sorento Hybrid which made its official debut at the

2009 40

Kia join chorus of calls to start Hydrogen Infrastructure

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Korean car manufacturer Kia is the latest carmaker to add their weight behind a joint ‘Letter of Understanding’ being sent out to governments, energy companies and other organisations to develop accessible hydrogen infrastructure for future fuel cell electric vehicles. While Kia’s FCEV program will see a limited number of demo vehicles used in real world environments the company is targeting 2012 as the beginning of production.

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Kia Motors signs MOU to build third plant in China; 70% increase in capacity and a push to maintain market share

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to build a third manufacturing plant in China in order to meet increasing local demand and to maintain its positive sales momentum in the market. Upon completion of the new Dongfeng Yueda Kia Plant 3—with a capacity of 300,000 units annually—Kia will have increased its production capacity in China by some 70% from the current 430,000 units at its existing two plants to a total of 730,000 units per year.

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Hyundai Motor expands partnership with US Government to support further exploration of hydrogen fuel cell technologies

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Kia Motors Corp. Hyundai Motor Company is expanding its partnership with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and its support of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program.

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Hyundai Motor Group launches new mobility service venture in LA: MoceanLab

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The goal is to transition the fleet to fully electric vehicles with a gradual expansion of a combined 300 vehicles of Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation.

2019 115

Hyundai Motor Group invests $300M in India’s largest mobility service provider Ola

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Hyundai Motor Group and India-based Ola—one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms— announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will make their biggest combined investment to date, as part the Group’s continued efforts to become a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider. Hyundai and Kia will invest a total of US$300 million in Ola.

2019 68

IHI and Hyundai WIA form turbocharger JV in South Korea

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IHI Corporation and Hyundai WIA Corporation, a major automobile parts manufacturer and a major subsidiary of Hyundai-Kia Motor Group, have entered a joint venture agreement for turbochargers. The Vehicular Turbocharger business unit of IHI Group has seven plants world-wide and is targeting 7 million units per year production in FY2015. Market demand continues to grow in line with new down-sized engines and government regulation for fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.

CALSTART: zero-emission trucks, buses, off-road equipment on track for 78% rise in models in 2020, doubling by 2023

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Local, regional and state governments as well as corporate innovators have set strong commitments for fleet electrification and manufacturers want to supply the vehicles they require. Hyundai and Kia also announce €100-million investment in the UK-based startup Arrival.

2020 96

Hyundai Motor Group develops intelligent air purification system for fine particulates

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The new development, already under consideration for future Hyundai and Kia vehicles, responds to growing concerns about the health impact of fine particulates, especially in highly-congested urban areas.

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Orbital Sources Motonic for Australian LPG Business

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Orbital Corporation Limited, through its LPG business Orbital Autogas Systems, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Motonic Corporation of Korea to source Motonic LPG components for the Australian and New Zealand LPG autogas markets. Motonic, the world’s largest supplier of LPG autogas components, is a Tier 1 supplier of LPG autogas systems to the Hyundai / Kia Group, the world’s largest producer of LPG vehicles.

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest €80M in Rimac; collaborating on high-performance EV and FCEV prototypes by 2020

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Under the new partnership, Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will each invest €64 million and €16 million, respectively, for a total combined investment of €80 million in Rimac. Hyundai Motor Group and Rimac Automobili (Rimac) announced a strategic partnership aimed to strengthen the Group’s efforts to lead the high-performance electrified vehicle market and enhance its status as a game changer in Clean Mobility.

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Hyundai Motor outlines FCEV Vision 2030; $6.7B investment in fuel cells by 2030; 700K fuel cell systems annually by 2030

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), which includes automotive brands Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation, announced its long-term roadmap for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology: FCEV Vision 2030.

2018 74

DiDi partners with SoftBank in Japan for platform services for taxi industry, launches open new energy car-sharing platform

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The network of strategic partners includes 12 top automakers including BAIC BJEV, BYD, Chang’an Automobile Group, Chery Automobile Group, Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle, First Auto Works, Geely Auto, Hawtai Motor, JAC Motors, KIA Motors, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, and Zotye Auto.

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ALABC showcased three 48V hybrid demonstrators at AABC featuring advanced lead-carbon batteries

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The cars, two of which were produced in association with major OEMs (Ford and Hyundai/Kia), exhibit substantial environmental and fuel-efficient benefits through low-cost hybridization. The 48V Kia Optima T-Hybrid. Ulf Stenzel, Lead Engineer New Battery Technologies – Hybrid & Electric Powertrain Systems at AVL Schrick, provided an overview of the battery and powertrain technology used in the 48V Kia mild-hybrid system and a brief summary of the achieved results.

2015 74

ALABC: 48V mild hybrids can meet emission targets with CO2 reductions of 15-20%

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Current mild-hybrid vehicle projects, in partnership with Ford and Hyundai/Kia, that utilize advanced 48V lead-carbon batteries, can reduce CO 2 emissions by 15-20%, according to the latest data from the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), presented at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (25-28 January, Mainz). This engine downsizing means less fuel usage and subsequently lower CO 2 emissions compared to the base vehicle—including a 16% reduction in the Kia Optima.

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