Kia unveils $10.2bn ‘green car roadmap’

Kia has announced it will develop “a greatly increased range” of environmental friendly vehicles. The South Korean firm has designed a five-year ‘green car roadmap’ which includes a target to become the lowest emissions of its kind in the car market by 2020. The car manufacturer aims to increase its green car models to 11 during […]

Hyundai, Kia to pay record Clean Air Act fine

Hyundai and Kia Motors have agreed to pay a record penalty for understating greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 1.2 million of their cars and trucks. They will pay a $100 million (£62.5m) fine – the largest in the US Clean Air Act history – and forfeit 4.75 million greenhouse gas emission credits, estimated to be […]

US university and major car maker to improve fuel efficiency

A major car maker is joining forces with the University of Michigan to improve fuel efficiency in cars. Professors and students are teaming up with engineers at the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Centre Inc. (HACTI) to increase fuel economy using what they call a “Dual Pre-Chamber lean-burn combustion system”. The work will focus on optimising the […]

Hyundai to open new renewable hydrogen fuelling station

Fuel cell electric car drivers in California will soon have access to a new 100% renewable hydrogen fuelling station operated by Hyundai. It will be located at the Korean automaker’s existing hydrogen energy generation and fuelling station in Chino, which was built in 2005 to support Hyundai’s fuel cell vehicle fleet. Hydrogen fuel cells use […]

Hyundai’s factory to be powered by solar

Car manufacturer Hyundai Motor has announced plans to install a solar power plant in one of its South Korean factories. Reports claim around 40,000 solar panels will be installed on the rooftops of four buildings of its Asan factory – covering 68% of the total rooftop area – in the South Chungcheong Province. The new […]