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Hyundai taps AeroVironment to provide dealer charging stations

Hyundai has selected AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) as its preferred provider for charging system installation at its North American dealerships. Hyundai dealers will soon be plugging in the 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, which goes on sale at selected dealerships this month. The AeroVironment 240-volt TurboCord and the EVSE-RS charging station can charge the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid in… Read more »

Hyundai plugs in the Sonata

Hyundai introduced hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of its popular Sonata sedan at this week’s Detroit auto show. The two electrified models have similar powertrains, including a 2.0-liter four-cylinder GDI engine and a six-speed automatic transmission with an integrated electric motor. The PHEV has a larger motor (50 kW) and lithium polymer battery pack (9.8… Read more »

PHEV versions of Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima coming next year

Hyundai Motor Group plans to produce plug-in hybrid versions of the Hyundai Sonata, pictured above, and next-generation Kia K5 (known as the Optima, pictured below, in the US). RELATED: Kia announces pricing for Soul EV “We will roll out a plug-in hybrid model of Sonata and K5 next year,” said R&D Vice Chairman Yang Woong-Chul. “Since we… Read more »

Hyundai and Tesla trade barbs re government funding

Around the world, governments have invested serious money in EV charging infrastructure, and plenty more funding is planned for the future. In California, the state government plans to sink a substantial sum into hydrogen fueling infrastructure as well. It’s unfortunate, but perhaps inevitable, that fans of fuel-cells and boosters of battery-electric vehicles will be competing… Read more »

Hyundai Heavy partners with Magna E-Car to develop lithium-ion batteries

The link between building supertankers and oil rigs and making lithium-ion batteries may not be an obvious one, but the synergy seems attractive to Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, which announced Wednesday that it will form a joint venture with Magna E-Car Systems, which supplies a wide range of EV components, including lithium-ion… Read more »

Hyundai to handle hybrids and hydrogen, Kia to cover cars with cords

Hyundai Motor Group has announced a record-high budget for 2012 that includes 5.1 trillion Korean won (about $4.4 billion) for R&D, of which the lion’s share will be for hybrids and EVs, according to Singapore news portal AsiaOne. Company spokespeople made it clear that eco-friendly cars will be its main focus in 2012. The giant… Read more »

Factorial Energy to open solid-state EV cell development and production facility

Factorial Energy, a Massachusetts-based solid-state battery developer, is building a solid-state cell development and manufacturing facility in Methuen, Massachusetts. “The existing 67,000-square-foot building on the site will undergo extensive buildout to house Factorial’s pilot production facility, which will manufacture automotive-sized solid-state batteries at pre-production speed and volume,” says the company. Factorial plans to invest $45… Read more »