In a recent interview, representatives of the South Korean brand said that Hyundai will continue to invest in the creation of traditional internal combustion engines. According to Hyundai representatives, the automotive infrastructure for the widespread introduction of electric vehicles.
The automotive society is currently divided into two main categories — lovers and haters of electric vehicles. It is foolish to argue that there is still life in cars with an internal combustion engine because the future belongs to cars with zero emissions. Hyundai, one of the industry leaders in the transition to electricity, seems to share a very similar opinion.
“Media journalists had the opportunity to talk with Hyundai executive technical consultant Albert Biermann, who spoke with media representatives during the presentation of the prototype N Vision 74 and RN22e.”
Biermann was asked about the future of the South Korean automaker’s internal combustion engines, and his answer surprised us somewhat.
“We continue to work on compliance with the following standards on emissions of harmful substances for internal combustion engines. We have no other choice. I mean, we are not abandoning internal combustion engines. And in some regions there has been no infrastructure for electric vehicles for some time,” Biermann said.
Not every region in the world is ready for the full-scale introduction of electric vehicles. If some states in the United States and some countries in Europe and Asia invest billions in electric vehicle infrastructure, then there are other countries and entire regions that have not even started building charging stations.
Until battery-powered cars become more affordable and user-friendly, Hyundai will really continue to work on internal combustion engines. “We continue to work with internal combustion engines, but will we create a completely new family of internal combustion engines? Yes, I mean that you have to follow emission standards, and this sometimes requires intensive development,” he also noted.
Not so long ago, the media wrote that the Hyundai i30 receiver could be an electric crossover. The future of the Hyundai i30 hatchback remains in question. From a recent interview with representatives of the company, it becomes clear that there is even a chance that it may give way to a new small crossover.