- That is not really ambitious, since the EU is already aiming for combustion engines to be phased out by 2035
- Pillar 1: More e-cars and FCEVs
- Gallery: Hyundai Prophecy (2020)
- Pillar 2: Urban mobility and autonomous driving
- Pillar 3: Green Energy
- Photo gallery: Hyundai booth at the IAA
That is not really ambitious, since the EU is already aiming for combustion engines to be phased out by 2035
Today, Monday, Hyundai is at the IAA Mobility announced that "from 2035 no more combustion vehicles will be sold in Europe". This is not really ambitious, since the EU is aiming for combustion engines to be phased out in 2035 anyway.
By 2040, CO2 emissions are expected to drop 75 percent below the level of 2019, five years later they want to reach zero. Hyundai's path to climate neutrality is characterized by three pillars:
Pillar 1: More e-cars and FCEVs
From 2035, Hyundai only wants to offer ZEVs in Europe. By 2040, vehicles that run on fossil fuels are to be phased out in the most important world markets.
From the Ioniq 5, which has been available in Germany since June 2021, the path first leads to Ioniq 6. At the IAA, however, not the series model will be shown, but only the Prophecy design study.
Gallery: Hyundai Prophecy (2020)
What cars with fuel cells is concerned, so Hyundai wants im Present the next generation of the Nexo and a hydrogen-powered multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) in 2023. From 2025, Hyundai plans to introduce a large SUV with a fuel cell drive.
On Blue Lane, the connecting line between the exhibition center and downtown Munich, IAA visitors can try out the Nexo (as well as Kona and Ioniq 5) as well as the Hyundai Elec City Fuel Cell fuel cell bus.
Pillar 2: Urban mobility and autonomous driving
This pillar includes Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and autonomous vehicles such as the Robotaxi based on the Ioniq 5, that can be seen at the IAA. As for the UAM, Hyundai points to the S-A1 study that was on display at CES 2020. In 2028, Hyundai wants to bring a fully electric UAM model for inner-city traffic. In the 2030s, a "regional air mobility" is to emerge that connects neighboring cities with one another.
Pillar 3: Green Energy
In July, Hyundai joined the Climate Group's RE100 initiative. As part of this group, the Hyundai plant in Nošovice is to be converted entirely to renewable energies by 2022.
Hyundai is also promoting the production and supply of green hydrogen. To this end, the brand has already invested in the start-up H2Pro. In addition, Hyundai plans to build hydrogen infrastructure in countries with strong government support and plenty of renewable energy.
Another project is energy storage based on old traction batteries. Such a Second Life Battery Energy Storage System (SLBESS) is to be tested on a smaller scale in Germany from 2022.
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