Hyundai Motor Company, known as Hyundai Motors is a South Korean car manufacturer based in Seoul. Hyundai Motor Company was founded in 1967 and along with its subsidiaries, Kia Motors, and owned by General Motor. Hyundai operates the largest automotive manufacturing facility combined in Ulsan, South Korea with an annual output of 1.6 million units. The company employs about 75,000 people worldwide. Hyundai cars are sold in 193 countries through dealers and 5,000 showrooms.
Hyundai Electric and Hybrid Cars
The first pure electric car built by Hyundai was the Sonicate Vehicle in 1991. The car started out as a Sonata sedan model. Hyundai then manufactures electric vehicles that use Excel, Grace, Accent, Atos, and Kia Sportage platforms. The Hyundai Elantra LPI Hybrid was introduced in the South Korean domestic market in July 2009.
The Elantra LPI is the world’s first hybrid electric motor for a passenger engine designed to use gasoline gas (LPG) as a fuel. The Elantra PLI is a mild hybrid and the first hybrid to use advanced lithium polymer batteries. The Hyundai Blue Will plug-in hybrid has made its U.S. debut. North American International Auto Show in Detroit 2010.
Hyundai Environmental Records
On April 23, 2008, Hyundai Motor announced the start of a five-year project to convert 50 kilometers of land into grassland in 2012. The purpose of the project is to eliminate ash storms that also occur in Beijing, blocking the distribution and protecting the environment.
Domestic weeds will be planted in a region with a high tolerance for sterile alkaline soils. This is the first environmental project of the company’s financial system. Hyundai also made sense of the 10 electric cars recently.
Hyundai Motor plans to assist DRM Corporation in the construction of six new hydrogen-generating stations in California, including locations at the University of California-Davis and the Hyundai America technical center in Chino. Hyundai will offer a set of 32 Tucson fuel cell vehicles, sponsored by UTC Fuel Cell’s power stations.
Hyundai entered motorsport by competing in the F2 World Rally Championship in 1998 and 1999. In September 1999, Hyundai unveiled the Accent WRC, a World Rally Car based Hyundai Accent. The Hyundai World Rally Team competed with the car in the 2000 Swedish Rally and secured its first top ten results in that year’s Argentina Rally, when Alister McRae and Kenneth Eriksson finished seventh and eighth, respectively.
Hyundai 20 WRC
The Hyundai 20 WRC is a World Rally car built by Hyundai for use at the 2014 World Rally Championship. It is based on the Hyundai i20 subcompact and unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The introduction of the i20 marks Hyundai’s return to the World Rally Championship after a ten-year absence. The car is scheduled to appear for the first time at the 2014 Rallye Monte Carlo but may compete in the 2013 season to help with development. The car will be used by Hyundai’s best-selling, Hyundai Motorsport engineers from a building in Frankfurt, Germany.