Hyundai shutters engine development in shift to electric and hydrogen vehicles

Researchers focus on batteries, motors, fuel cells and semiconductors

Hyundai is swiftly pivoting right into an era of electrical lorries. Quickly after introducing it would cut in half the variety of internal burning designs, it launched its initial EV on its dedicated Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the very enjoyable Ioniq 5. Currently, as The Korea Economic Daily reports, Hyundai Motor Group, which includes sibling brand name Kia and also luxury brand Genesis, has actually shut its engine advancement division at its r & d center in South Korea to place those resources into electric powertrain growth.

According to the report, scientists from engine layout are moving to its electrification design facility, but a couple of remain behind to remain to refine existing inner combustion engines. The powertrain system growth center will become an electrification examination center, as well as the performance department will focus on electric performance. The team has actually likewise established a battery advancement center, as well as the R&D Center will additionally focus on resources for batteries and also semiconductors.

In an e-mail, R&D boss Park Chung-Kook told workers, “Currently, it is unpreventable to convert into electrification. Our very own engine growth is a great achievement, however we must change the system to develop future innovation based on the wonderful asset from the past.”

Hyundai Motor Group is targeting one million EVs a year by 2025, and full electrification by the year 2040. Along with the newly released Ioniq 5, Hyundai is planning to introduce the Ioniq 6 EV, based upon the spectacular Revelation concept, in 2022, and also we’ve already seen spy shots of that prototype in screening. That will certainly be complied with by the full-size Ioniq 7 SUV in 2024, which was lately previewed by the 7 Principle at the 2021 L.A. Vehicle Program. Kia is readied to introduce the EV6 in 2022, and also Genesis just recently exposed the GV60 electric crossover, both of which will use Hyundai’s E-GMP style. Genesis additionally just recently exposed an electric variation of the GV70 crossover in China. Obviously, Hyundai is likewise bought hydrogen fuel cell cars, both industrial vehicles like its Xcient trucks, as well as automobile like the Nexo and also the just recently disclosed Vision FK concept.