Hyundai and Kia open $58 Million Green Research Center


The Koreans seems to be getting serious about the green race, as the automotive industry shifts towards producing more environmentally-friendly vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have just opened the $58 million dollar environmental technology research center in Seoul.

The center is said to “accelerate the commercialization of fuel-cell electric vehicles.”accelerate the commercialization of fuel-cell electric vehicles.” The center’s has a hydrogen filling station, a fuel-cell endurance tester, an emissions lab, dynamometers and other high-tech equipment for testing electric propulsion systems.

The center will consist of 200 researchers and includes state-of-the-art technology like a “vacuum toilet systems,” which save 1,500 tons of water annually.

According to Hyundai Kia Group, the goal of the center is to make them “the world leader in environmental technology.”


Source: edmunds

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