Hyundai Will Stop Making Diesel Cars; Will Launch 23 Electric Cars In Next 4 Years!
Hyundai Motors has set a target to achieve by 2025. The South Korean automaker is planning to take the first step to be compliant with the eco-friendly future. For that, the company has decided to halt the production of diesel engines. Instead, it will move towards electric and hybrid petrol technology.
No Next Generation Of Hyundai’s Current Diesel Cars
In the current scenario of the car industry, Hyundai and its fellow Korean brand and sister company Kia have a major contribution in providing diesel engine cars especially when Maruti Suzuki has completely discarded them.
However, Hyundai is now following the steps of the Indian automaker by stopping the manufacture of the next edition of its diesel cars that already exist. Subsequently, this means that after completing 3-5 years of their life cycle the diesel cars will vanish from the market.
Currently, the company offers a diesel engine in Grand i10 NIOS, the Aura, the Verna, the Venue, the Creta and the Tucson and most of its other cars.
Hyundai’s Mission 2025
The brand is planning to capture 8-10% of the global EV market by creating a set of 23 fully electric cars by the year 2025.
The company has geared up towards adopting green technology because of the strict Euro 7 emission norms which are going to be implemented around 2025. This has pushed Hyundai towards banishing diesel engines from Europe.
Since the Indian car market is considerably smaller than Europe, the company won’t continue the production of diesel cars especially for the Indian customers. Anyways, even India will have to give a farewell to diesel engines as the norms will also be imposed in India around the same time.
Hyundai Is Not The Only One
After being ruled by diesel engines for 30 years, the automotive industry is going to a sharp turn towards EV technology in the upcoming years. Hence all the major car manufacturers are exploring other forms of car propulsion to be compatible with the future.
The German carmaker, Volkswagen has pledged to shack all forms of internal combustion engines like petrol, diesel and CNG by the year 2026. Even Volvo was one of the first carmakers to move away from diesel engines. Besides Fiat Chrysler and Toyota are also exploring the EV sector, hybrid fuel technology and other cleaner forms of propulsion.
Electric vehicles are just a predecessor of fuel cell cars who are expected to rule the automobile industry soon after. Big players like Honda, Toyota and Hyundai are already looking up to hydrogen fuel batteries for powering the car engines.
However, fuel cell cars have their own downside which will require attention if they ever intend to take over the EV market. Hydrogen being highly combustible, its storage and limited distribution channels will pose as the major challenges.