Some Critical Information & Some Foolish Information From Hyundai

Throughout Might, Hyundai has had plenty of press releases. However, not like most months, Hyundai had a few enjoyable ones a few buyer’s bizarre customized license plate and Spiderman. However, I do know some readers are tremendous cereal, so I made a decision to start out with one critical one which’s a giant transfer for the corporate. So, let’s begin this information roundup with the tremendous cereal one!

Hyundai and LG Agree To Set Up A Battery Manufacturing facility

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Power Answer (LGES) introduced at this time that they’ve fashioned a three way partnership to fabricate electrical automobile (EV) battery cells in america. Each firms signed a memorandum of understanding to supply EV batteries within the U.S., aiming to speed up the Group’s electrification efforts in North America. The signing ceremony happened at LGES’s headquarters in Seoul on Might 26, with the attendance of Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Firm, and Youngsoo Kwon, CEO of LG Power Answer.

“Hyundai Motor Group is specializing in its electrification efforts to safe a management place within the international auto business. We are going to create a powerful basis to steer the worldwide EV transition by means of establishing a brand new EV battery cell plant with LG Power Answer, a number one international battery producer and long-time associate,” mentioned Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Firm. “Two sturdy leaders within the auto and battery industries have joined fingers, and collectively we’re able to drive the EV transition in America,” mentioned Youngsoo Kwon, CEO of LG Power Answer. “By additional advancing our product competitiveness and international operational experience, LG Power Answer will commit our greatest efforts to providing the final word sustainable power options to our prospects.”

The brand new three way partnership between Hyundai Motor Group and LG Power Answer can have an annual manufacturing capability of 30 GWh, enabling the manufacturing of as much as 300,000 EVs per 12 months. The ability can be situated in Bryan County, Savannah, Georgia, adjoining to the Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America, which is presently below development.

Development of the three way partnership is about to start within the second half of 2023, with battery manufacturing anticipated to begin by the tip of 2025 on the earliest.

Hyundai Mobis will assemble battery packs utilizing cells from the plant and provide them to the Group’s U.S. manufacturing amenities for the manufacturing of Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis EV fashions. The brand new facility will assist set up a secure provide of batteries within the area and permit the Group to reply rapidly to the rising EV demand within the U.S. market.

If you wish to be taught extra about this deal, make sure you keep tuned to CleanTechnica over the following a number of days, as certainly one of my colleagues will most likely doing a little in-depth evaluation after my fast remedy of it right here.


Sure, that’s proper. WAH.

If you happen to’re a Canadian fan of Hyundai, you most likely know what which means. I nonetheless don’t know what it means, however in keeping with the press launch, it’s an organization catchphrase from an advert marketing campaign final 12 months.

Impressed by Hyundai Canada’s model marketing campaign launched final fall, Bernard Lussier ordered a customized license plate that reads “WAH.” In the present day, Mr. Lussier can proudly show his distinctive plate as he takes possession of his 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6.

Picture supplied by Hyundai Canada.

In November 2022, not lengthy after Hyundai Canada launched its distinct “WAH” communications platform unique to the nation and celebrating the model’s Korean heritage, Bernard Lussier, an current Hyundai buyer, ordered his custom-made license plate.

Later, in January, each Mr. Lussier and Sylvie Grenier attended the Montreal Auto Present with their “WAH” license plate and had the chance to fulfill Marilou, Quebec’s Hyundai model ambassador. Mr. Lussier remembers displaying her the plate, which she appreciated, and even had some Hyundai representatives return to take photographs with them. Moreover, he seized the second to have Marilou signal his one-of-a-kind license plate.

“My first response is…’WAH!’ It’s a pleasure to see a buyer present us their help in such an unique approach,” says Don Romano, president and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada. “That is proof that our promoting marketing campaign resonates with our customers, but additionally that our prospects’ ardour for Hyundai merchandise is aware of no bounds, and we’re very grateful for that. We’re so happy to know that ‘WAH’ will comply with Mr. Lussier wherever he goes along with his new IONIQ 6.”

He’s been a Hyundai fan for over 30 years, and adopted the corporate on its path to electrification, owing a Kona Electrical and now an Ioniq 6.

Hyundai’s EVs Are Going To Present Up In A Spiderman Animated Movie

This summer time, Hyundai Motor Firm and Sony Footage are collaborating as soon as extra for “Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse.” The animated movie showcases a flying variant of Hyundai’s Prophecy idea EV mannequin, together with the corporate’s imaginative and prescient for future mobility. A corresponding worldwide advertising and marketing marketing campaign highlights Hyundai’s IONIQ all-electric autos.

The upcoming movie, set to premiere in theaters globally starting in June, options the “Flying Prophecy,” a variant of the real-life idea automobile that influenced the design of the IONIQ 6, often known as the “Electrified Streamliner.” The IONIQ 6 not too long ago garnered three World Automotive of the 12 months awards and a “Gold” iF Design Award.

The film additionally options a number of of Hyundai Motor’s future mobility ideas for revitalizing cities, together with superior air mobility (AAM), a brand new type of mobility using air area to cut back transit time; purpose-built autos (PBV), an eco-friendly city mobility system to accommodate numerous life; and Hub, an area for mobility switch and neighborhood actions. The film additionally includes a fictional self-driving robotaxi based mostly on the Hyundai Pony, Hyundai Motor’s first-ever proprietary mannequin. All are proven within the context of “Nueva York,” a metropolis within the Spider-Verse within the 12 months 2099.

Between Might and July, Hyundai Motor and Sony Footage are partnering on a complete international advertising and marketing marketing campaign. This marketing campaign encompasses an animated TV commercial starring Spider-Man, IONIQ 6, and IONIQ 5, with a brand new monitor produced by Metro Boomin. Moreover, it options Spider-Verse-themed content material on social media, a behind-the-scenes video exploring Hyundai’s future mobility concepts and the collaborative historical past between Hyundai and Sony throughout the film’s manufacturing course of, in addition to an offline promotional exhibition.

“Throughout our long-standing relationship with Hyundai, their group continues to create spectacular campaigns that seize the very essence of the model. Using music from the movie’s soundtrack, Hyundai has created a classy and cutting-edge advertising and marketing marketing campaign that completely aligns their modern merchandise with some of the iconic superhero characters,” mentioned Jeffrey Godsick, EVP, International Partnerships & Model Administration and Head of Location Primarily based Leisure, Sony Footage Leisure.

Featured picture supplied by Hyundai and Sony.


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