Looking only at BEVs, Tesla expanded its lead, increasing its market share by 6% and more than doubling the result of #2 Renault Nissan Alliance, which has also saw its share inflate by 5%, allowing it to jump from #4 to the runner-up spot, but the Volkswagen Group is getting closer, having jumped from 6th to 3rd, and earning 6% share, to 11%, equaling Tesla in market share growth.
Hyundai-Kia is also on the rise, jumping from #7 to #4, increasing its share by 3%, running ahead of last year’s Bronze Medalist BYD, that is now #5, with 6% share, down 3%.
Hyundai Motor Group, including Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, was the fourth-largest global manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs) in the first quarter of 2020, according to research carried out by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA).
Hyundai Motor Company has pulled back the curtain just enough to offer an initial glimpse of its new Santa Fe. The latest generation of the company’s longest-running SUV will feature a rugged yet refined exterior design, as well as interior design updates providing premium amenities and comfort.
The teaser image reveals several new design cues, including the combined front grille and daytime running lights (DRLs) that reflect Hyundai’s new integrated vehicle architecture. Santa Fe’s redesigned grille is wider than before, expressing bold character, its chrome framing a geometric pattern that produces a striking stereoscopic effect. The eye-catching T-shaped DRLs are designed to be seen from a distance and hint at technological enhancements yet to be revealed.
A Hyundai USA spokesperson told me that the Santa Fe will remain on the same platform as the current car, just with an upgraded electrical architecture that will allow for new hybrid and plug-in-hybrid powertrains. There’s no word yet on if any hybrid setups will be available in the US, but it seems likely.
The Hyundai Nexo is a special electric car. Electrical energy is generated in his fuel cell while driving. This requires hydrogen and oxygen. A promising, clean drive technology that unfortunately has no future in Germany – at least not in the car.
Lighter, more range and quickly refueled. There are good reasons to choose the combination of fuel cell and hydrogen in the car. Unfortunately, good reasons are not enough for market success…
The Hyundai IONIQ has been named the most highly rated vehicle to own, in the Honest John Satisfaction Index 2020.
Overall, the IONIQ secured an average satisfaction rating of 93.7% from owners, making it a standout performer in the survey.
Each year, the Honest John Satisfaction Index asks 10,000 genuine car owners for their honest feedback on the models they own, individually rating them for their comfort, technology, ease-of-use and more.
Hyundai Motor Company is partnering with Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), Air Liquide Korea and Hydrogen Energy Network (HyNet) to accelerate Incheon Airport’s efforts to become a low-carbon eco-friendly airport. To that end, the four parties signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a hydrogen refueling station for fuel cell electric buses at Incheon Airport’s Terminal 2 by March 2021.
The Hyundai Ioniq isn’t a class leader in any one area, but it certainly makes more of a case for itself with its improved real-world range. It’s practical enough to use as an everyday family car and there aren’t too many EVs for just over £30k that claim make a similar claim.
Hyundai’s 2020 Kona Electric and IONIQ received Best Electric Vehicle and Best Hybrid Car awards from U.S. News & World Report. In this year’s Best Green Cars rankings, the team at U.S. News & World Report identified seven eco-vehicle categories and made selections by combining U.S. News overall score, starting price, gas mileage, and range data from the EPA for 64 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric cars. The winners represent the best combination of quality, value, and efficiency in their segment.