October 23, 2020

Hyundai begins building electric vehicle hub in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co started construction on a research and development centre in Singapore on Tuesday that will house a small-scale electric vehicle production facility.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hyundai Motor is pictured at the second media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the facility may produce up to 30,000 electric vehicles (EVs) annually by 2025 and represents an investment of S$400 million ($295 million).

Singapore is one of the world’s most expensive places to buy a car and does not currently have any auto manufacturing capacity. But the wealthy city-state has set out ambitious plans to phase out petrol vehicles by 2040.

“Automotive activities are becoming viable in Singapore once again. EVs have a different supply chain, fewer mechanical parts and more electronics,

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Hyundai shares electrification plans at 16th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

Last Friday, September 25, Hyundai Motor Company shared its game-changing electrification plans driving its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider at the 16th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.

At the show, the Korean car manufacturer premiered its RM20e electric racing midship sports car prototype, as well as the Elantra N TCR and Prophecy concept EV model, demonstrating just how far its EV ambitions will go. The all-new Tucson and the all-new Elantra also made their Chinese market debut at the event. 

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Hyundai’s RM20e is the first high-performance electric sports car developed by the brand, utilizing its industry-leading electric powertrain. Project RM (Racing Midship) started in 2012 as Hyundai embarked on a journey to develop and connect new high-performance motorsports technologies for upcoming N models. Since the project started, all RM models have undergone comprehensive and extensive road testing in order to validate newly developed technologies, evaluate

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Hyundai developing ‘transformer-class’ walking car for production

Will car companies walk before they can fly?

So-called “flying cars” may be all the buzz these days, but Hyundai has established a new team in Silicon Valley tasked with developing a production version of the futuristic Elevate walking vehicle concept it unveiled at CES in 2019.

The vehicle is equipped with robotic legs that have wheels instead of feet that allow it to drive like a car and also lift the body off the ground to traverse rough terrain in a walking motion.

“We aim to create the world’s first transformer-class vehicle, also known as the Ultimate Mobility Vehicle,” said vice president Dr. John Suh, who is director of the New Horizons Studio.

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810-HP Hyundai Veloster Concept Is an All-Electric RWD Track Car

Photo credit: Hyundai
Photo credit: Hyundai

From Car and Driver

In a follow-up to its electric eTCR Veloster race car introduced last year, Hyundai has built a new battery-powered concept based on our favorite hot hatch. It’s called the RM20e, and like the Veloster eTCR, it has a mid-mounted motor and spins the rear wheels. Developed in collaboration with Rimac, it makes a claimed 810 horsepower and 708 lb-ft of torque. That is . . . a lot.

The RM20e is the latest in a long line of midship Hyundai Veloster concepts, with the first having debuted in 2015. The RM stands for “racing midship.” According to the South Korean company, the car is an engineering rolling lab for testing its new high-performance tech. The single 800-volt electric motor is powered by a 60.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which Hyundai claims is able to propel the car to 60 mph in less than three

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