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Hyundai Motor America announced today that it will be able to achieve a fleet average of 35 miles per gallon by 2015, five years ahead of the timetable for new fuel economy regulations. The company revealed its fuel economy goals at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where it unveiled Hyundai’s first gas-electric hybrid vehicle, the […]

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While the Toyota hybrid juggernaut marches on, and European automakers continue to lean on diesel to boost fuel economy, Hyundai is taking the simple low-cost route. Timothy White, senior manager of the powertrain department at Hyundai-Kia America’s Technical Center outside Ann Arbor, Mich., told Automotive News that it would meet new stricter fuel economy standards […]

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Hyundai Motors announced that it will begin mass producing hybrid cars in 2009. The first step under the new initiative will be production of the Avante, a sedan hybrid that will run on a combination of propane and electricity. The Avante is sold as the Elantra worldwide. According to the Korea Times, Hyundai plans to […]

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A hybrid version of the Hyundai Elantra, powered by lithium ion batteries, could arrive in the U.S. as early as 2010. But the lithium battery technology has not yet been proven safe, reliable and cost-effective. The race for the coveted lithium ion hybrid has a new contender. Hyundai has announced intentions to build a hybrid […]

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March 13, 2007: Marketplace—Risky Hybrid Business Summary: All that sells does not a profit make. Not at first, anyway. But if you have a guaranteed market and a product that’s in demand, it seems likely that profit will be forthcoming eventually. And if it doesn’t, well, that risk is part of doing business, isn’t it? […]

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