Hyundai and Kia honing heat-pump tech for next-generation EVs

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Heat pumps will be a feature of future Hyundai and Kia electric cars, helping to improve efficiency and maximize driving range in cold temperatures, the automakers believe.

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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-Kia and LG Chem hope to woo battery-tech startups

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Hyundai, sibling brand Kia, and battery maker LG Chem are launching a competition for battery-tech startups. The "EV & Battery Challenge" will select up to 10 battery startups for "potential investment and collaboration," Hyundai said in a press release Monday.

2020 71

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.

2020 117

Hyundai, Kia invest in IONITY fast-charging JV

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Kia Motors Company and Hyundai Motor Company,affiliated automotive companies for Hyundai Motor Group, have invested in IONITY, a joint venture established in 2017 between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG. The Hyundai Motor Group will obtain equal shares in IONITY as those of founding partners. The decision to join this network will provide enhanced benefits for Kia and Hyundai’s European customers.

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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. —Youngcho Chi, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Hyundai Motor Group.

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Hyundai, Kia team with Rimac for battery tech

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Along the way to building 44 "eco-friendly" models by 2025, Hyundai Motors, which includes Kia, announced that it will invest $80 million in Croatian EV startup Rimac.

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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. Hyundai Motor Group is planning to deploy 44 eco-friendly models by the year 2025, including 23 EVs.

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Hyundai and Kia EVs may just avoid "compliance car" stigma, but is that enough?

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The Kia Niro EV that we drove earlier this week is one of the year’s best new green vehicles, and a great long-range electric car. Based on conversations with officials at both Hyundai Motor America and Kia. Kia Niro EVHowever, unless you happen to live in one of several specific states and regions, the chances that you’ll see one are quite low.

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Kia makes $25B shift toward more electric vehicles: 11 new EVs by 2025

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Hyundai’s Kia Motors unit is in many respects a separate automaker from Hyundai, with its own design and manufacturing facilities. Now, Kia is getting specific about its goals for going electric.

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Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar roof charging on selected vehicles: HEV, BEV and ICE

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Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor plan to introduce solar roof charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. —Jeong-Gil Park, Executive Vice President of the Engineering and Design Division of Hyundai Motor Group.

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Hyundai and Kia invest in Europe's high-power fast-charging network

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Hyundai and Kia announced Monday that they are investing in Ionity, Europe's 350-kilowatt charging network. This partnership gives Hyundai the opportunity to develop vehicles with 800-volt systems. They will join BMW Group, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen/Porsche in expanding charging station availability for vehicles with 800 volt on-board systems. charging

2019 71

Hyundai and Kia electric trucks, EPA mpg rule, Toyota Prius analysis: Today’s Car News

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Hyundai and Kia partner with a UK company for commercial EVs. The EPA backs off its plan to gut fuel efficiency rules and freeze targets. And we look back—and ahead—at the Toyota Prius. This and more, today at Green Car Reports. The U.S.

2020 66

VW ID 3 revealed, Nissan electric crossover, Hyundai and Kia fast-charge: Today’s Car News

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Hyundai and Kia are investing in very fast charging—in Europe. Nissan has reportedly shown its all-electric crossover to dealers, but it isn’t coming soon. Porsche has upped its investment in Rimac. And the first of VW’s affordable electric cars is revealed in full.

2019 69

Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

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In Korea on Wednesday, Hyundai and Kia revealed some production-bound examples of that. As solar cells get more efficient, powerful panels can fit on smaller areas. For those looking to use renewable energy for transportation, that means solar panels can now move from home rooftops used to power car chargers to cars themselves. solar roof charging solar

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Mercedes-Benz EQC priced, refreshed Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro Hybrid: Today’s Car News

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A Hyundai concept points to the future shape of a plug-in hybrid model. The Hyundai Ioniq lineup and the Kia Niro Hybrid are revamped for 2020.

2019 60

Consumer Reports pans Kia Niro EV, suggests a Hyundai Kona Electric instead

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In its first drive of the eagerly awaited Kia Niro EV, Consumer Reports was not impressed. On paper the Niro EV looks like the Goldilocks of electric cars, not too big, not too small, not too expensive, and with a long range rated at 239 miles by the EPA.

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Smartphone-based customization coming to Hyundai and Kia electric cars

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Today, Hyundai Motor Group (which includes. Fully electric cars have a great potential to be customized and personalized, to a level that’s not entirely possible with gasoline models. Unlike anything with a tailpipe, EVs don’t have to go through reams of emissions-test paperwork every time some of the basic parameters are changed.

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Hyundai and Kia invest in UK electric commercial-vehicle maker Arrival

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The UK-based electric-vehicle startup Arrival has already earned plenty of attention over the past couple of years for its refreshingly different, futuristic and eye-catching electric commercial-vehicle designs.

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Hyundai and Kia enter fuel economy settlement

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Korean car making giants Kia and Hyundai have entered into settlement agreements with owners and lessees of vehicles that were affected by their reduction of fuel economy ratings. Latest News Green cars Kia Hyundai

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Hyundai And Kia Detail MPG Reimbursement Plans

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Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have revealed details on reimbursement for the owners of 1.1 The EPA found the quoted gas mileage of 13 Hyundai and Kia vehicles to be greater than official testing could achieve. Hyundai models affected included the Accent, Azera, Elantra, Genesis, Santa Fe million vehicles affected by overstated EPA mileage.

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Hyundai-Kia: eight electric cars by 2022, dedicated EV platform

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It's long been said in the auto industry that Hyundai-Kia is the only competitor that truly scares industry colossus Toyota. Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit player, producing designs adapted from obsolete Mitsubishi technology. Today it's a major global player, reacting fast to market swings—and its goal is to be second only. South Korea Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Electric Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro production to rise again: report

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Both Hyundai and Kia planned to approach the electric and plug-in car market aggressively, but now the Korean siblings plan to boost production even over totals announced earlier this year. This past summer, both brands said they would increase their electrified car production to 50,000 units next year. Now, according to a report earlier this. Future Cars Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

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In just one model year, Kia has more than doubled the rated driving range for the Soul EV. The 2020 Kia Soul EV, which is expected to reach dealerships this spring, will go 243 miles on a charge—four more miles than the Kia Niro EV—according to the EPA, in ratings that were released earlier this week. DON’T MISS: 2019 Hyundai.

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Hyundai and Kia to invest €100m in UK-based EV startup Arrival

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Hyundai and Kia are looking to accelerate their clean-mobility transformation with a €100m investment in UK-based startup Arrival

2020 43

All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec

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South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace. The recent Kia Niro hybrid wagon and the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid hatchback, for instance, share the same powertrain, platform, and other hidden components. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq Electric

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Hyundai and Kia must adjust fuel economy claims

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South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia are being forced to backtrack on fuel economy claims for a number of their 2011-2013 models after discrepancies were revealed between agency results and tests from the company.

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

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Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc., 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. Youngcho Chi, Hyundai Motor Group’s Chief Innovation Officer and head of Strategy & Technology Division.

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Hyundai-Kia electric-car production to soar to 50,000 next year

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Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will aggressively increase production of electric cars next year, according to a report in the Korean press. Hyundai-Kia set the goal in 2014. The production increase comes amid the combined automaker's goal to become the second largest maker of green vehicles (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars) by 2020. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fuel Cell Vehicles

2017 71

BMW synthetic gasoline, Hyundai heat-pump tech, Sonata Hybrid deal: Today’s Car News

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Kia and Hyundai keep refining heat-pump technology. And a lease deal already applies to the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is only starting to reach dealerships, and yet an impressive discount already.

2020 58

Audi E-tron delays, EVgo Autocharge, Hyundai-Kia EV app: Today's Car News

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Hyundai and Kia release an app to customize settings and performance for plug-in cars. Rivian reveals the company plans six new models. Audi faces more battery delays for its long-awaited E-tron electric SUV. EVgo turns on the first non-Tesla fast chargers with one-step Plug'n Charge. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Rivian won't stop at a. Car Sharing Today in Car News Rivian

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Hyundai and Kia accept record fines for exaggerated fuel economy claims

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Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay a total fine of $100m in the US for overstating the fuel economy of their cars. Green credentials Kia Hyundai The record settlement is accompanied by the forfeit of 2.7

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Hyundai-Kia Topples Honda For UCS 'Greenest Automaker' Title

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Honda has long had the reputation of offering fuel-efficient, relatively green vehicles--but this year, it has lost the "Greenest Automaker" laurels that it''s held since 1998 to an upstart: Hyundai-Kia. The latest award, detailed in a report that''s now been issued six times by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), rates the environmental

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Hyundai and Kia introduce solar roof charging panels

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Hyundai and Kia are set to introduce a solar charging panel roof system on some models from 2019

2019 41

Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

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Hyundai and Kia plan to put solar panels on cars. VW won't rule out sharing electric cars with Ford. A prominent electric-car advocate takes issue with GM's plan for a national mandate. And a new report from the journal Nature shows global warming may already be much worse than expected. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As solar panels get. global warming GM

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

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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. Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group and Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Kia Motors Corp.

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Hyundai-Kia plans split offensive at green cars

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Hyundai and Kia may be part of the same automotive group, but the way each brand targets green cars will be very different. According to Yang Woong-Chul, the vice president of Hyundai-Kia, speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia will focus on electric cars while Hyundai will work on plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell [.]. Green cars Hyundai Kia Latest news Electric cars electric vehicles fuel cell vehicles Hyundai-Kia plug-in hybrid cars

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More PEV pipeline hints: Hyundai/Kia PHEVs in 2015

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Adding to the list of informally announced plug-in vehicles ( earlier post ), the Yonhap News Agency last week cited Yang Woong-Chul, R&D vice chairman at Hyundai Motor Group, as saying that the group will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of its popular Sonata and K5 (Optima) midsize sedans in 2015. Hyundai is also commercializing hydrogen fuel cell technology with the Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle ( earlier post ), while Kia has recently introduced the Soul EV ( earlier post ).

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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. RELATED: Ford, Hyundai 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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2017 Kia Niro preview

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The 2017 Kia Niro is the first dedicated hybrid model from the Korean carmaker. Unlike the Toyota Prius or the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq from its sister company, the Niro takes the form of a crossover utility vehicle, rather than a hatchback. That makes the Niro—which debuted in February at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show—the first of its kind. Future Cars

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Tesla batteries, EPA comments, Hyundai and Kia plug-in availability: Today's Car News

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Hyundai and Kia aim to avoid the dreaded "compliance car" label with their EV sales—barely. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said electric cars are "not grounds for concern" at the EPA—yet highway safety and car prices are. Tesla buys a company that builds ultracapacitors. We investigate the hesitation. In our latest Twitter. EPA Today in Car News

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Kia Futuron concept points to the electric "SUV coupe" of the future

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With its new "tiger face" and big-coupe proportions, Kia's Futuron is a look at the Hyundai subsidiary's battery-electric future, albeit a somewhat distant one. Kia says that the design of its concept—which is definitely, totally, absolutely not a Hyundai EV 45 in disguise—embraces its "360-degree" theme "in the best traditions of UFO

2019 54

Hyundai Motor Group, Canoo to co-develop all-electric platform for future EVs and PBVs

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Hyundai Motor Group and Canoo will jointly develop an all-electric platform based on Canoo’s fully scalable, proprietary skateboard design ( earlier post ) for upcoming Hyundai and Kia EVs and PBVs (purpose-built vehicles) ( earlier post ).

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