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Kia’s 2017 Niro Hybrid small crossover SUV has just reached dealer showrooms, and the Korean automaker is already talking about a battery electric version. This information was revealed to the UK’s Car Dealer Magazine by Kia Motors’ chief operating officer, Tae-Hyun Oh, at the opening of a new flagship dealership in London. “We have just […]

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South Korea’s Hyundai continued to show it is serious about hydrogen fuel cell technology with the introduction of the H350 Fuel Cell Concept at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany. The H350 Fuel Cell Concept is based on the automaker’s turbocharged diesel H350 delivery van that has been on sale in Europe […]

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Major automakers are ramping up their fight and exerting pressure to delay or seek adjustments to the Obama administration’s aggressive fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission targets by 2025. In a prepared statement made public on Wednesday, Mitch Bainwol, head of the industry trade group Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said that low gasoline prices and […]

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In its first order for fuel cell vehicles, the Australia Capital Territory government has signed on for 20 next-generation Hyundai cars. Hyundai’s new purpose-built FCVs are due in 2018, and are the follow-up to its converted ix35 Fuel Cell crossover. The project is being coordinated by Neoen, a French renewable-energy company, along with Megawatt Capital […]

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Korean carmaker Kia is working on a battery-electric version of its just-released Niro Hybrid crossover SUV, while at the same time preparing a new fuel cell vehicle. The Niro Hybrid recently went on sale in Kia’s home market and Europe but won’t be sold in the U.S. until late this year or early 2017. Kia […]

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Hyundai is exploring the possibility of partnering with Uber to promote its new electrified Ioniq. Toyota has had a beneficial partnership with Uber, providing incentives to Uber drivers using a Prius and now that has caught the attention of Hyundai. To help promote Prius usage, Toyota offers lease deals to Uber drivers and now Hyundai […]

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Hyundai’s Genesis brand says it intends to introduce an all-electic luxury vehicle. Speaking from the sidelines of an auto show in Busan, South Korea, Senior Vice President Manfred Fitzgerald said the EV will add to other electrified vehicles Hyundai and Genesis have in store. “We will definitely go as Genesis brand down the road of […]

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Hyundai plans to introduce the era of “Car to Life” connectivity. The Korean automaker has announced a roadmap for connected car development and will collaborate with leading global IT and networking companies to develop its “Hyper-connected and Intelligent Car” concept. Hyundai wants to go beyond just connecting cars to other cars, the office and to […]

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Hyundai-Kia is expanding its electrified vehicle portfolio, planning to have at least 26 hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fully electric and hydrogen fuel cell powered cars by 2020. If the Korean automaker can accomplish this feat, it will make them the second largest producer of electrified cars behind Toyota. We can expect at least 12 hybrids, six […]

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When released later this year, Hyundai’s Ioniq Electric could offer about the same low-100-mile range as a present-generation Nissan Leaf and half that of the 2017 Chevy Bolt. Reports now circulating that Hyundai’s newest EV will get 155 miles range may not notice that “155” (250 km) is not a U.S. EPA number, and the […]

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