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Automaker Kia is Said to Be Reviewing Plans to Build EVs with Multiple Firms, Hinting at Ongoing Talks with Tech Giant Apple

Automaker Kia is Said to Be Reviewing Plans to Build EVs with Multiple Firms, Hinting at Ongoing Talks with Tech Giant Apple

South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp. is reportedly reviewing plans from multiple foreign firms to work together on building self-driving electric cars, Reuters reported on Wednesday. In addition, Kia’s parent, Hyundai Motor Group, has decided that its Kia brand would be in charge of any proposed cooperation with Apple on electric cars, the sources said.

FutureCar Staff 2021-01-20 16:00 PT

China to Reduce Tariffs on Imported Hydrogen Fuel Cell Components to Boost Development of the Technology

China to Reduce Tariffs on Imported Hydrogen Fuel Cell Components to Boost Development of the Technology

China will lower tariffs on fuel cell-related components imported to the country in 2021 to promote development of the technology. The tariffs on imported fuel cell-related compressors, circulating pump and carbon electrodes will be cut to 5%, 2% and 5% respectively, from the current tariffs of 7%, 7% and 10%, according to a document the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council issued this month.

FutureCar Staff 2020-12-28 15:15 PT

Lyft & Hyundai’s Joint Venture Motional to Launch a Fully Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in Major U.S. Cities

Lyft & Hyundai’s Joint Venture Motional to Launch a Fully Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in Major U.S. Cities

California ride hailing company Lyft is teaming up with Boston-based Motional on an autonomous ride-hailing service in major cities across the U.S., the companies announced on Wednesday. Motional’s self-driving vehicles will be integrated, operationalized and deployed on the Lyft network. The services will launch in 2023.

FutureCar Staff 2020-12-16 11:30 PT

Hyundai Plans to Offer 10 Electrified Vehicles by 2022

Hyundai Plans to Offer 10 Electrified Vehicles by 2022

Unsurprisingly, the majority of those will be SUVs, while just a few will be cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-11-15 07:45 PT

Hyundai’s Motional to Partner with Ride-Hailing Company Via on a U.S. Robotaxi Service

Hyundai’s Motional to Partner with Ride-Hailing Company Via on a U.S. Robotaxi Service

Hyundai Motor’s joint venture company Motional and transportation provider Via announced today a first-of-its-kind partnership for the future of on-demand, shared robotaxis. The combined strengths of both companies will be used to develop an autonomous, shared, ride-hailing service. The service is expected to launch in the first half of next year in the U.S. The launch city will be announced at a later date.

Eric Walz2020-10-27 17:20 PT

California Electric Vehicle Startup Canoo Goes Public at a $2.4 Billion Valuation

California Electric Vehicle Startup Canoo Goes Public at a $2.4 Billion Valuation

Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup Canoo Holdings Ltd is going public, becoming the latest electric vehicle startup turning to Wall Street to raise new capital. The company announced on Tuesday that it entered into an agreement with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp IV.

Eric Walz2020-08-18 11:55 PT

Hyundai Launches IONIQ as a Futuristic New Electric Brand

Hyundai Launches IONIQ as a Futuristic New Electric Brand

South Korean Automaker Hyundai will produce electric vehicles under a dedicated new brand named IONIQ. With the launch of the IONIQ brand, the automaker is aiming to become one of the world's top three manufacturers of battery-powered vehicles by 2025. The first IONIQ model will be the Ioniq 5, a midsize all-electric crossover based on the futuristic 45 concept first unveiled in Sept 2019 at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Eric Walz2020-08-10 13:45 PT

Hyundai Motor Co is Investing $52 Billion in Electric & Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Services by 2025

Hyundai Motor Co is Investing $52 Billion in Electric & Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Services by 2025

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co is looking to be a world leader in electrification, autonomous driving and advanced mobility services by making one of the biggest investments of any automaker in its future. Hyundai will invest 61.1 trillion won ($51.81 billion) between 2020 and 2025 for research and development in advanced mobility.

Eric Walz2019-12-04 11:05 PT

Tesla Model 3 Becomes Most Efficient Electric Vehicle on Sale

Tesla Model 3 Becomes Most Efficient Electric Vehicle on Sale

Tesla’s latest sedan overtakes the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, as that EV received new electric motors and a new battery that saw its fuel economy go down.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-17 10:00 PT

Hyundai Develops the World’s First Active Noise Cancelling Technology for Passenger Vehicles

Hyundai Develops the World’s First Active Noise Cancelling Technology for Passenger Vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group today announced it developed the world’s first “noise cancelling system” that may be well-suited for electric vehicles. The automaker calls the system Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) and says it's the first-ever system that can dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle.

Eric Walz2019-11-11 10:50 PT

Continental AG Powertrain Arm Rebrands as Vitesco Technologies, Supplying Electric Drive Units to Hyundai and Groupe PSA

Continental AG Powertrain Arm Rebrands as Vitesco Technologies, Supplying Electric Drive Units to Hyundai and Groupe PSA

Major OEM automotive supplier Continental AG has renamed its powertrain division Vitesco Technologies, as it gears up to build electric drivetrain components for the new crop of electric vehicles under development.

Eric Walz2019-10-16 16:45 PT

Hyundai Develops a ‘Smart Air Purification’ System That Uses a Laser-based Sensor to Monitor Air Quality

Hyundai Develops a ‘Smart Air Purification’ System That Uses a Laser-based Sensor to Monitor Air Quality

Hyundai Motor Group announced it developed an intelligent “Smart Air Purification” system that monitors interior air quality and automatically filters the air inside the vehicle's cabin using a laser-based sensor.

Eric Walz2019-05-15 17:00 PT

The Next Hyundai Kona Electric is Getting a 11 kW 3-Phase Onboard Charger

The Next Hyundai Kona Electric is Getting a 11 kW 3-Phase Onboard Charger

Hyundai announced that it will be introducing the new model year Kona Electric with enhanced specifications

Manish Kharinta2019-05-12 16:52 PT

WayRay Raises $80 Million From Porsche & Hyundai to Bring Augmented Reality to Cars

WayRay Raises $80 Million From Porsche & Hyundai to Bring Augmented Reality to Cars

WayRay, a leading company in the development of holographic augmented reality (AG) displays for cars, has announced a new investment round led by Porsche, Hyundai Motor, Alibaba Group, China Merchants Capital and others. The company is looking to become a major supplier of holographic AR solutions for the automotive industry.

Eric Walz2018-09-19 12:12 PT

Audi & Hyundai to Team Up on Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Development

Audi & Hyundai to Team Up on Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Development

Hyundai Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit plan to partner on vehicle development and share patent licenses to “lead industry standards” on fuel cells, Hyundai said in a statement on Wednesday.

Paul Young2018-06-20 18:47 PT

Hyundai Mobis Plans to Become a Leader in Autonomous Driving Technology

Hyundai Mobis Plans to Become a Leader in Autonomous Driving Technology

Hyundai Mobis​, the South Korean auto parts maker, said that it plans to use its new proving ground in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, as a test bed for new technologies, with the goal of becoming a leader in autonomous driving technology.

Jeremy Carlton2018-05-21 14:12 PT

AutoMobility LA: Hyundai Blue Link & Smartcar Team Up to Build An Ecosystem for the Connected Car

AutoMobility LA: Hyundai Blue Link & Smartcar Team Up to Build An Ecosystem for the Connected Car

Hyundai Motor America and Smartcar, a Silicon Valley based company working to drive innovations in connected car technology, demonstrated today at Automobility LA 2017 a proof of concept connecting businesses to Hyundai vehicles using its Blue Link All Access Service.

Eric Walz2017-11-28 11:25 PT