Hyundai has constructed a brand new manufacturing unit in Ulsan, South Korea, that will probably be 100% devoted to 100% electrical autos. Curiously, Hyundai took the chance with this auto manufacturing unit to spotlight Hyundai’s deep automotive historical past.
The manufacturing unit will have the ability to produce round 200,000 electrical automobiles a 12 months, with mass manufacturing beginning in Q1 2026. Full development begins this quarter.
Hyundai is investing KRW 2 trillion ($1.53 billion) into the undertaking. “The brand new EV-dedicated plant will lay the muse for future development within the period of electrification whereas constructing on the dream first established by Hyundai Motor’s Founding Chairman greater than half a century in the past,” the corporate states.
“The brand new EV-dedicated plant will probably be a human-centered facility with an progressive manufacturing platform that delivers an optimum working setting for workers. The brand new plant can even be the hub for Hyundai Motor’s mobility manufacturing within the period of electrification. With the brand new plant, Hyundai Motor’s Ulsan Plant advanced will change into a base of future mobility manufacturing.”
Hyundai has been seen by EV followers and followers as a number one electrical automobile developer and producer for the previous a number of years. The largest draw back from the corporate has been seeming lack of religion in EV demand and decrease than desired manufacturing capability. The corporate has created environment friendly, extremely desired electrical automobiles, however simply hasn’t ramped up manufacturing and gross sales as a lot as many had hoped. Maybe that’s altering with this new period of eletrification.
“I consider that Hyundai Motor will stand out as a powerhouse within the electrical automobile period with decisive investments. The federal government will prioritize supporting the advance of the enterprise funding setting, together with daring tax incentives and remove rules that inhibit financial development,” First Vice Minister of Commerce, Trade and Power Younger-jin Jang, said relating to the information.
“The brand new EV-dedicated Plant in Ulsan is the start of a promising future for the following 50 years and the period of electrification. I’m honored to share our dream of a 100-year firm right here,” stated Government Chair of Hyundai Motor Group Euisun Chung.
An electrical Genesis SUV would be the first mannequin produced on the new automobile plant.
For rather more on Hyundai’s historical past main as much as this, learn the firm’s announcement.
All photographs courtesy of Hyundai Motor Group.
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