China unveils financial incentives to boost adoption of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

On Monday, China finance ministry stated, it plans on rolling new policies to support hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in order to boost the industry’s supply chain and related technologies. China has emerged as the world’s biggest market for new energy vehicles (NEVs), which includes plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles as well as and hydrogen fuel…

Hyundai Mobis muscles into car parts market

With U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla Inc accelerating the shift towards electric cars, Hyundai Motor suppliers have increasingly turned to “outsiders” for parts; but now Hyundai’s own supply company, Mobis, plans on plunging into this supply chain. Hyundai Mobis is negotiating with two global automakers to supply electrified parts, said the company’s executive with an…

Coronavirus disrupts Hyundai Motor’s supply chain

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its run in China, Hyundai Motor stated, it plans on gradually suspending production at its South Korean factories from Tuesday. Hyundai is the first automaker to do so outside China. The coronavirus is disrupted supply chain. Other global automakers, including PSA Peugeot Citroen, Ford, Nissan, Honda Motors have suspended the…

Tesla signs preliminary battery sourcing agreement with China’s Tianjin Lishen

Tesla is placing its supply chain in order as it gears up for production at its Shanghai Gigafactory. According to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter at hand, Tesla Inc has signed a preliminary agreement with Tianjin Lishen for supplying batteries for its Shanghai Gigafactory, as it plans to expand its battery sourcing…

Hyundai Motor Co invests undisclosed amount in ride-hailing firm Grab

The strategic move by Hyundai Motor marks a growing trends towards collaborating with strategic partners rather than develop technologies by itself. On Thursday, Hyundai Motor Co stated it has invested an undisclosed amount in Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab marking its first ever foray into the fast burgeoning sector as it tries to diversify its sales…

South Korean companies find the going tough in China

South Korean companies face the brunt of China’s fury as the South Korean government deploys U.S. THAAD missiles to protect itself against a nuclear armed North Korea. Here’s how Beijing is protecting its North Korean ally. On Monday, South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor disclosed it would be replacing the head of its China operations. The…

Hyundai eases investor concerns with launch schedules of long range electric vehicles

While Hyundai Motor has focussed on fuel cell technology, its peers including Tesla, have surged ahead in battery technology. On Thursday, Hyundai Motor Co disclosed it would be launching a long-range electric vehicle featuring a driving range of at least 311 miles (500 km) per charge after 2021. The annoucement is aimed at addressing investor…