May 26, 2023 - 04:01 pm
Hyundai and LGES to build battery factory in Georgia
Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution have announced a joint venture to produce battery cells for electric cars in the USA. The Korean companies will invest over $4.3 bn and hold the JV equally. The selected site is the state of Georgia which is no stranger to Hyundai.
May 16, 2023 - 10:04 am
Kia could build EVs in Mexico
Kia is looking to produce an electric model at its plant in Nuevo León, Mexico. Though the carmaker has not confirmed this, it could be the EV9.
May 10, 2023 - 11:46 am
Hyundai to build electric car factory in South Korea
Hyundai has announced the construction of an all-electric car plant in Ulsan, South Korea. Construction of the factory is to begin in the fourth quarter of this year and production is to start in the second half of 2025 with an annual capacity of 150,000 electric cars.
Apr 27, 2023 - 12:15 pm
Kia presents full-sized Lego EV6 model
Kia had the Italian company BrickVision build a 1:1 model of its EV6 electric car out of Lego bricks. It took more than 800 working hours and 350,000 Lego bricks.
Apr 6, 2023 - 09:43 am
Kia increases EV sales targets by 33 per cent by 2030
Kia is getting more ambitious concerning sales of electric vehicles. Or the carmaker is getting more confident. Either way, it again increased its EV sales forecast for 2030 and wants to sell 1.6 million EVs annually by then.
Mar 28, 2023 - 11:00 pm
Kia EV9: Five-metre SUV with 541 km range
Just two weeks after teasing the design, Kia has now presented the EV9, ready for series production and with full technical specs. The large E-SUV comes with a different drive system than the EV6 and has a slightly longer range.
Mar 15, 2023 - 11:07 am
Kia teases the EV9 ahead of global premiere
Kia has released the first official pictures of the EV9. The world premiere of the large electric SUV based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) will take place at the end of March.
Mar 13, 2023 - 12:06 pm
Hyundai may launch EV with LFP cells from CATL
Korean carmaker Hyundai will likely launch its first electric model with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries this year. Additionally, Kia has announced that the second-generation Kia Ray EV minivan will use LFP batteries made by CATL.
Feb 27, 2023 - 11:07 am
Kia EV9 will hit the road before the end of summer
Kia will start production of its new EV9 electric model in South Korea in the first half of 2023. According to a report in The Korea Herald, the automaker reached an agreement with the country’s metalworkers’ union.
Feb 14, 2023 - 02:00 pm
Kia Sorento PHEV: Lots of space and high consumption
Until the market launch of the all-electric EV9, Kia’s flagship SUV is still the Sorento, and the plug-in hybrid is this model’s top motor. Although the hybrid offers ample space, our driving report shows that this space also has drawbacks.
Feb 8, 2023 - 04:45 pm
Kia prepares its European headquarters for EVs
In Frankfurt, Germany, Kia’s European headquarters are being used by an increasing number of electric cars. The Korean automaker has been supported with the necessary charging infrastructure by The Mobility House, for their expertise in intelligent charging and energy solutions. The following guest article by The Mobility House shows how Kia experienced this process.
Jan 24, 2023 - 02:12 pm
First indications of prices and specs for the Kia EV9
Shortly before the premiere of the production version of the Kia EV9, concrete hints about the drive variants and prices are emerging. According to these, the US prices for the electric seven-seater SUV are likely to be between 56,000 and 73,000 dollars.
Jan 11, 2023 - 01:31 pm
Outlook: These electric cars are coming in 2023
Always. More. Choice. The boom in battery-electric cars continues, despite subsidies dropping slightly around Europe. We dare to look ahead: what’s coming, what’s missing and what are we particularly looking forward to?
Dec 16, 2022 - 04:03 pm
Webasto doubled e-mobility order intake over 2022
Webasto has more than doubled the volume of its 2022 order intake in the electromobility business field compared to the previous year. Customers ordered battery systems, electric heaters and charging solutions for around 2.8 billion euros from the Munich-based supplier.
Dec 9, 2022 - 02:58 pm
STMicroelectronics presents new SiC power modules
Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has introduced new silicon carbide (SiC) power modules. With five new module variants, OEMs are to be offered flexible options. The Hyundai Motor Group is the first customer on board. The Koreans use SiC technology in the Kia EV6, among others.
Nov 30, 2022 - 04:17 pm
Hyundai to use SK On batteries in the USA
Hyundai Motor Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with SK On to secure the supply of SK batteries for Hyundai Group electric cars in North America from 2025. However, further details of the collaboration will be announced at a later date.
Nov 28, 2022 - 03:05 pm
Hyundai announces plans for multiple battery plants in the USA
After Hyundai Motor Group began construction of its new electric car plant in the US state of Georgia at the end of October, the company is planning to build up to three battery factories there with a total capacity of 90 gigawatt-hours per year together with partners SK On and LG Energy Solution.
Nov 25, 2022 - 12:26 pm
Hyundai Mobis to build factory in the USA
Hyundai Mobis, a South Korean automotive supplier belonging to the Hyundai Motor Group, is investing 926 million US dollars in a plant for electric vehicle components in Bryan County in the US state of Georgia.
Oct 27, 2022 - 03:01 pm
Kia announces US prices for the 2023 Niro EV
Kia America has announced pricing for the 2023 Niro EV, the second-generation crossover EV. Offered in two trim levels, the 2023 Niro EV starts at $39,450 and is expected to arrive at Kia retailers this month. The 2023 Niro EV will be available across all 50 states.
Oct 26, 2022 - 11:16 am
Hyundai launches construction of EV factory in the USA
Hyundai Motor Group has started construction of its new electric car plant in the US state of Georgia. The Bryan County plant is scheduled to begin production in the first half of 2025 with an annual capacity of 300,000 Hyundai, Kia and Genesis electric cars and batteries.
Oct 22, 2022 - 05:18 pm
Kia introduces battery pre-conditioning for older EV6 models
Kia now offers a software update for its model year 2022 EV6 that is designed to speed up charging processes in cold temperatures. Battery conditioning, which is standard on 2023 EV6 models, the new EV6 GT and Niro EV, can now be optionally retrofitted to all 2022 EV6s.
Oct 12, 2022 - 04:38 pm
Hyundai reveals roadmap for software defined vehicles
The Hyundai Motor Group, including its brands Hyundai, Genesis and Kia, has announced a new global strategy through which all of the group’s vehicles are to become software-defined vehicles (SDVs) by 2025 – and increasingly electric. The (drive) hardware is to be further standardised for this purpose.
Sep 17, 2022 - 04:54 pm
Kia EV6 takes the Max Adventure from Oslo to Lisbon
The Max Adventure team drove an all-electric Kia EV6 from Oslo to Lisbon in 89 hours and 12 minutes as part of the ‘Driven To Extremes Euro EV Marathon’. The journey covered 5,109 kilometres through 16 countries. Thus, the team beat the original goal of 120 hours and added one country to their itinerary.
Sep 8, 2022 - 11:58 am
Kia and Deutsche Bahn announce battery second life cooperation
German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and Kia have entered into a strategic partnership for used electric car batteries. The goal is to turn older EV batteries into high-performance energy storage units. DB startup Encore will take over procurement and production.
Aug 24, 2022 - 02:00 pm
Kia EV6 GT to hit the US this winter
Kia just debuted the EV6 GT at a motorsport event in the States, saying this most potent offspring of the EV6 family will hit the US market this winter. Pricing has yet to be revealed, but the spec sheet (and our testing) remains promising.