It has never been a secret that Hyundai is a leading innovator in the automotive industry, and they are proving this again with the recent announcement of an all-new platform dedicated to electric vehicles coming out in 2020.
Electric vehicles from Hyundai currently include the Hyundai Kona EV, Hyundai Ioniq EV, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata PHEV, and the Hyundai NEXO. Hyundai will release an all-new all-electric car for the 2020 model year — a first for the automaker.
The introduction of the new electric platform will also see the introduction of new battery technologies for increased power and range. Hyundai is investing significantly in electric technology, especially in the areas of as vehicle electrification, auto manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous driving.
Hyundai Motor Group anticipates annual sales of electrified vehicles to hit 1.67 million by 2025. 2025 is also the year it will be introducing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to its lineup. The brand hopes to increase its annual production of hydrogen cars to 500,000 by the year 2030. The company’s overall objective is to become one of the top three manufacturers of electrified vehicles in the world.
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While a “walking car” might sound like something straight out of a sci-fi series, Hyundai recently debuted the Elevate Ultimate Mobility Vehicle at the CES 2019 show. This futuristic car comes with robotic legs that allow drivers to go over particularly treacherous terrain, like rubble or flooded areas.
The new Hyundai Elevate concept vehicle is designed with first-responders in mind, according to Hyundai. Since it can be difficult to do search-and-rescue missions or to send humanitarian aid when there are forest fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, or floods, the new walking car is built to traverse harsh driving conditions like never before.
“When a tsunami or earthquake hits, current rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field. They have to go the rest of the way by foot. Elevate can drive to the scene and climb right over flood debris or crumbled concrete,” said John Suh, Hyundai vice president and head of Hyundai CRADLE.
Hyundai engineers and developers also noted that the vehicle may be particularly useful for people with disabilities. The vehicle can adjust itself to make entering the vehicle easier—especially for wheelchair users in areas where there’s not an ADA ramp readily available. This technology is just one more reason Hyundai is leading the way in automotive design and innovation.
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