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Positive Energy drives
our future dreams.

Hyundai is committed to creating emission-free mobility
for a cleaner environment and healthier humanity.

Quite simply, that means more exciting
travel for you at zero expense to the planet.

Going beyond electric to achieve zero emissions.

The Hyundai IONIQ Electric and Kona Electric are rated 1st and 2nd as Australia’s top electric vehicles* thanks to our class-leading zero emission technology (*Source: www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au). In our quest for zero carbon emissions by 2045, we are also developing hydrogen power as the planet-saving
fuel source for the next generation.

Leaders in Environmental Technology.

Australians are embracing the new Hyundai range of hybrid and electric models as icons for a green future. This is just our first step as a global leader in the quest for zero emission technology. Hyundai is currently developing a whole new range of next generation EV’s that will set new benchmarks for environmental mobility.

Clean Mobility
Next generation Platform
Green Energy

Transportation is responsible for roughly 20% of global carbon emissions.
Hyundai is committed to building vehicles at the forefront of emission reduction by electrifying 80%
of our vehicles to be Battery Electric (BEV) and Fuel Cell Electric (FCEV) by 2040.

Hyundai believes in a future with infinite possibilities, so we are developing urban transportation systems
with the potential to transform travel – from IONIQ 5-based driverless Robotaxis
to Urban Air Mobility Solutions where we fly above our roads, this is Hyundai’s vision of the ultra-modern metropolis.

Hyundai is fast-tracking improvements to manufacturing processes, transitioning our factories to renewable energy
, and providing green support to our suppliers, to fulfil our goal of carbon neutrality from production to operation.

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“Under our company’s vision, Progress for Humanity, Hyundai Motors is determined to do the right thing for the world,”


Jaehoon (Jay) Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company.

Five steps to a 100% green future

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100% Electrification of new vehicles worldwide by 2040.

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Electrification

We will achieve 100% electrification of new vehicles in our four core markets in Europe by 2035 and worldwide by 2040.

Transportation is responsible for about 20% of the global carbon emissions, more than 70% of which come from road transport, including cars. To speed up the process of reducing carbon emissions, and by extension, achieving carbon neutrality, HMC aims to achieve 100% electrification of our new cars in North America, South Korea, and China by 2040. To do so, we will establish electrified line-ups for all types of commercial vehicles, including buses and heavy-duty trucks by 2028 and expand to 100% electrification by 2035 in the Korean market and beyond. This will be boosted further after 2023, when we expand from one FCEV model to three. We’re planning to launch our new look NEXO in the second half of 2023, a STARIA-sized FCEV model at the end of 2023, and we’re reviewing our plans for launching large SUV-sized FCEV models after 2025. We will also utilize hydrogen power for other vehicles such as vessels, trains, and urban air mobility aircraft in the mid to long term.
 
We will open up a new era of electrification through investments in platform technology and charging infrastructure

IONIQ 5, designed based on HMG’s new EV platform E-GMP, has opened a whole new era for electric vehicles. The E-GMP enables us to create various future-ready mobility options, including autonomous cars and connected cars. This is made possible thanks to the E-GMP’s multi-charging system, which is compatible with various charging technologies, its large-capacity battery system, improved driving range, and flexible use of space. 
 
Starting with the establishment of 120 stations in 2021, we will continue to build E-PIT charging stations in Korea. In 2019, HMG signed joint investments worth 75m Euro with IONITY in Europe. IONITY was co-founded in 2017, by four automakers: BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen and Ford. By establishing a mutual system of cooperation through our equity investment, HMG will accelerate the transition to clean mobility in Europe. 
 
We will improve the efficiency of the national power grid and contribute to social net-zero carbon through our V2G and dead battery recycling business
 
HMC has been commercializing vehicle-to-grid or V2G, a next-generation charging technology that enables energy to be pushed back to the national/local power grid from the high-voltage battery of an electric car. If applicable for them, EV owners can recharge their cars during the night when there is a smooth supply of power and send electricity to the grid at peak time, contributing to the stable operation of the national grid. Since it allows flexible responses to be made when it comes to changes in power supply and demand, V2G can also help overcome the limitations of renewable energy.
 
As the number of dead batteries is expected to grow with the increasing sales of EVs, we plan to expand our battery recycling network from Korea to Europe, the US, and other regions worldwide. We are also promoting the SLBESS initiative so that an end-of-life battery can be reused as an energy storage device.
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Hydrogen business synergy effects

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Hydrogen business synergy effects

We will achieve net-zero carbon by 2040

Although it is often believed that hydrogen power is just for cars, it can also serve as a source of energy for every type of mobility with a fuel cell system built in. Therefore, we will promote a hydrogen-led mobility evolution by applying hydrogen for all mobility options, beyond sedans towards commercial cars, public transportation, trams, vessels, Urban Air Mobility (UAM), and beyond. We will also advance the fuel cell system to enable widespread use in our daily lives and across industries to generate power, enable cooling and heating processes, and store energy. By doing so, we will promote hydrogen as a popular option, not just in the world of mobility but also in various other ways that support our daily lives in a range of industries.
 
HMC signed an MOU with the US Department of Energy to enhance our cooperation in innovating hydrogen and fuel cell technology and to facilitate their global expansion. This allowed us to lay the foundation for greater EV use across the US and not just in California. We also signed an MOU with Guangzhou, China, and we are now constructing a hydrogen fuel cell system factory, ‘HTWO Guangzhou,’ which is scheduled to be completed in 2022. In 2020, HMC introduced ‘HTWO’, a hydrogen fuel cell system brand using the world’s best technology, as we have global ambitions for the expansion of the hydrogen ecosystem.
 
We are maximizing the synergy effects of hydrogen power and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by producing green hydrogen based on renewable energy.
 
Ultimately, to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, it is inevitable that there will be a comprehensive shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The value of hydrogen is now being realized as a future energy source that can make up for the unstable supply of renewable energy. What matters to us most is shifting from grey hydrogen, most of which comes from fossil fuels, to green hydrogen based on renewables. HMC plans to secure renewable energy with RE100 – a global initiative for renewable energy and plans to produce green hydrogen using technologies that facilitate electrolysis. This green hydrogen will be used as a significant energy source for our EVs and by extension, will serve as a replacement of LNG as a means of producing hydrogen to maximize the synergistic effects of our hydrogen business and our net-zero goal.
 
For more information about the hydrogen society and hydrogen power, click on the links below.
 
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Reducing our carbon emissions at work

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Reducing our carbon emissions at work

Eco-friendly cars will be produced in green factories from 2045

We actively support the direction and objectives laid out by the Paris Agreement and fully recognize the role and responsibility of businesses in reducing greenhouse gases worldwide. We pledge to cut carbon emissions by 2045 by realizing both electrification and the creation of a hydrogen society, shifting to renewable energy in our manufacturing processes, and increasing energy efficiency in our production by using high-efficiency motors and inverters.

With our group members – Kia, Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai Wia, and Hyundai Transys –, we are promoting the reduction of carbon to shift to the use of 100% renewable energy worldwide. To achieve this objective by 2045, 5 years earlier than the recommended timeline laid out by the global RE100 Initiative (Climate Group), we will complete the conversion to renewable energy at our plants in Europe, India, the US, and South Korea. As for our plants in India, around 85% of their electricity comes from renewable energy sources thanks to an external power company, and 3.2MW-scale solar panels have already been installed there. Roughly 19MW of electricity is produced by solar panels in our Korean plants in Asan and Ulsan, and the battery ESS is connected to the energy generated by solar power.

We are going beyond eco-friendly plants and building smart plants

Here at HMC, we believe that we can create a truly eco-friendly mobility ecosystem by advancing manufacturing technology and innovating the existing platforms. Together with our partners, we are building a Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore, otherwise known as HMGICS. This center will serve as a hub for creating an innovative mobility ecosystem, and research on the mobility-related value chain including vehicle delivery, test-driving, and other services.

A human-friendly working environment will be created by M-CHoRD, which is HMC’s intelligent manufacturing platform that functions as a multi-vehicle production system with the ability to respond to market changes in a flexible way based on demand, human-robot cooperation system, musculoskeletal disease prevention technology, tutoring system for workers, and more. In addition, the HMGICS will evolve into a net-zero manufacturing hub through solar and hydrogen power generation. In order to promote the transition to clean mobility, we will be launching a new BaaS (Battery as a Service) business, alongside implementing our vision for future mobility vision with the introduction of our Smart City, UAM and Robotics technologies.

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Support for net zero in the auto parts supply chain

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Support for net zero in the auto parts supply chain

We pledge to achieve carbon neutrality throughout the entire value chain with the help of our partners

The automotive industry not only includes manufacturing plants but also auto parts providers. Because HMC’s overall competitiveness starts from its production of outstanding parts provided by our partners, we are also supporting them in many ways to help them improve their capabilities and competitiveness.
 
Aside from quality and technological support, we are going one step further to help them achieve carbon neutrality. We will monitor their carbon emissions, offer guidelines, promote activities for reducing carbon emissions, provide education, and create a cooperation program for our entire supply chain. This will be especially beneficial for providers of raw materials, which tend to emit a large amount of carbon emissions, so we will enhance our cooperation within automotive design technologies to increase our recycling of materials and improve our use of new materials.
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Social activities for reducing carbon emissions

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Social activities for reducing carbon emissions

On top of reducing our carbon emissions, we are also strengthening our efforts to absorb and remove carbon and recycle resources
 
Carbon neutrality requires ending our use of fossil fuels altogether. Since  2012, we have been developing Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage or CCUS technology, which captures and deals with the carbon emissions released while burning fossil fuels. We developed  this technology to assist us as we transition away from fossil fuels, and this system has been implemented in Korea. And we started to develop this technology to assist us during the transitional phase. In order to prepare for the commercialization of CCUS, including expanding to other industries beyond just the automotive industry, empirical research on the CCUS technology is being conducted at the Korean research institute, along with continuous market monitoring and ongoing technological development.
 
We are also maximizing our design efforts to increase the recycling of cars as well as batteries. We now use recycled plastic from old cars to manufacture automotive parts such as wheel guards, under covers, and battery trays. We also tried to use eco-friendly materials as much as possible to produce the IONIQ 5. To reduce marine pollution, we reuse fishing nets from inside and outside of Korea and we’re conducting research on reusing carbon fibers from our HVs’ hydrogen tanks. We are also changing our entire manufacturing process to be more conducive to recycling.

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