Hyundai Motor aims to become the world’s third leading EV (electric vehicle) manufacturer by 2025. The company has confirmed that its working on an electric car built on its own dedicated EV platform that will make its global debut in 2020. The new dedicated EV architecture will help the carmaker achieve its goal of 44 electrified cars by 2025. Recently, Hyundai Motorsport announced that its first electric race car will debut on 10th September at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.
The first electric race car from the South Korean carmaker will be designed and developed at the company’s R&D centre in Alzenau, Germany. Andrea Adamo, Hyundai Motorsport Director, says that it’s a natural extension of the company’s motorsport activities including participation in the World Rally Championship (WRC). Hyundai Motorsport remains tight lipped about the upcoming electric race car. Speculations are on rife that it might get an electric motor mounted over the rear axle. Read – Hyundai & Kia To Launch Made-In-India ‘Smart’ Electric Cars
Hyundai Electric Race Car Teaser
Andrea Adamo, Team Director, Hyundai Motorsport, said, “A new era is dawning at Hyundai Motorsport. For many months, our team in Alzenau has been working hard on an exciting electric vehicle and soon we will be able to share the fruits of these labours.”
“It promises to be a new chapter for our company, a natural extension to our motorsport activities, one that links closely to the current trends and innovations in the wider automotive industry. There’s not much longer to wait; all will be revealed at the IAA in Frankfurt in early September.” he further added.
In India, Hyundai recently introduced its first electric vehicle – Kona SUV. The electric SUV was launched in a single variant priced at Rs 25.30 lakh; however, now it’s available at Rs 23.17 lakh thanks to the reduced GST.