Hyundai

2nd January 2023

Weekly Brief: Exciting Year Ahead for EV and AV Technologies

New Year’s resolutions rarely last more than a week or two. New Year’s predictions are equally unreliable. Give it a few months and what seemed certain at the outset...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th December 2022

EV Styling but Mixed Powertrains for Hyundai’s New Kona

Hyundai’s second generation of its Kona subcompact SUV may be using electric vehicle-inspired styling but will feature internal combustion and self-charging hybrid electric powertrains in the line-up. The up...

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19th December 2022

Weekly Brief: Auto Tech Start-Ups Feel the Chill of Economic Downturn

LiDAR maker Quanergy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy just 10 months after going public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) called Citic Capital Acquisition Corp. Quanergy specializes in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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16th December 2022

Hyundai Trials Autonomous Last Mile Robots

Hyundai has begun pilot programs using micro autonomous wheeled robots for last-mile urban deliveries. The automaker has started two pilot programs using robots based on its Plug & Drive...

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12th December 2022

Weekly Brief: Uber’s Very Tiny Toe Back in Robo-Taxi Market

Uber once had grand designs to pioneer the robo-taxi industry. Instead, it limped into the market last week with a modest, daytime-only service in Las Vegas. Uber’s first robo-taxi...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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11th October 2022

Weekly Brief: Uber Back in Robo-Taxis as Doubts Haunt AV Gamble

Uber is back in the robo-taxi race. The ride hailing giant announced plans last week to deploy robo-taxis across its ride hailing network in the US starting this year....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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24th August 2022

A ‘Jetson’ Future Still Tops Kids’ Wish Lists, Says Hyundai

A Hyundai poll of children in “Generation Alpha” suggests they are just as hopeful for a Jetson-family future as the Baby-Boomers watching the 1960s Moonshots. The automaker’s study of...

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14th July 2022

Hyundai Debuts Mid Sector BEV Competitor

Hyundai’s assault on the mid-sector BEV market sees the official debut of the Ioniq 6 Streamliner executive cruiser claiming a 380-mile maximum range between charges. It features ultra-fast, 400-V/800-V...

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23rd June 2022

Hyundai Reveals First Sneak Peek at Latest BEV

Hyundai has published the first official concept sketches of its proposed latest BEV, the Ioniq 6. The concept images suggests a radically streamlined silhouette albeit one yet to be...

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30th May 2022

Weekly Brief: Mercedes-Benz Tells the Masses ‘Look Elsewhere’

Mercedes-Benz isn’t for the average Joe. To the contrary, at a recent investor meeting on the Cote d’Azur, the German carmaker proudly declared itself a “pure-play luxury car company”...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th April 2022

Weekly Brief: Carmakers Lose Interest in Auto Shows but Consumers Don’t

The New York International Auto Show returned from a two-year hiatus last week with a new look geared toward a fully electric future. The show featured a 250,000-square-foot indoor...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th February 2022

Hyundai Pumps Up the Power for Ioniq 5 BEV

Hyundai is boosting performance and range with a bigger battery pack for next year’s Ioniq 5 BEV. The updated vehicle will be available with a 77.4kWh battery, along with...

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