The US market place might soon get to see a new zero emission vehicle. We hear Hyundai is in the works with this new car. You already know that California’s stringent automotive emissions mandates insist that all automobile manufacturers should include some form of zero emissions vehicle in their lineup.
A tweet from John Krafcik, HMA Chief Executive says that the zero emissions vehicle is indeed in the offing. This could be why the Korean automaker is building one such vehicle. The company has already shown hydrogen powered fuel-cell vehicles like the modified ix35/Tuscon models. But consumers seemed like not showing much enthusiasm, as they see such vehicles more as a handicap when it comes to the refueling infrastructure.
The battery powered EVs are not 100% satisfactory. They could charm only customers who take short commutes and those who find battery charging at their homes convenient.
That could mean that Hyundai will have to now concentrate more on improving the performance or find a solution that goes neck-and-neck with rivals.
We will have to wait to know from official sources as to how Hyundai lines up its zero emission strategy for the US.