On Monday, South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) formally announced plans to increase its U.S.-focused investments by $10 billion by 2025, in furtherance of the company’s goal to lead sustainable and smart mobility solutions in the U.S.
In a release from the company, Hyundai said its investment plans are designed to accelerate innovation and mobility electrification. The move supports carbon neutrality goals with new technologies and will contribute to manufacturing in the U.S.
“We have come a long way and become very successful in a short period of time, but we are also preparing for our future,” said Euisun Chung, Executive Chair of Hyundai Motor Group, following a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Seoul on May 22. “The Group will strengthen our partnership with U.S. public and private entities to offer innovative products and mobility solutions to our valued customers in the U.S. while supporting global carbon neutrality efforts.”
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This follows Friday’s announcement, in which Hyundai Motor Group disclosed a $5.54 billion plan to establish its first dedicated U.S. EV and battery manufacturing facilities in the state of Georgia to build a wide range of innovative electric vehicles for its U.S. customers.
The new facility, located on a dedicated 2,923-acre site in Bryan County, will break ground in early 2023 and is expected to begin commercial production in the first half of 2025 with an annual capacity of 300,000 units. The new facility will help HMG lead the U.S. auto market’s EV transition and Hyundai’s roadmap to be one of top three EV providers in the U.S. by 2026, helping to grow U.S. innovation and manufacturing.
The new plant will implement many of HMG’s advanced intelligent manufacturing technologies, boasting a highly connected, automated, and flexible manufacturing system, which organically connects all elements of the EV ecosystem to realize customer value. As part of the Group’s commitment to sustainability, the plant will mainly rely on renewable energy sources to power the facility and use emission-reduction technologies to meet RE100 (renewable electricity) requirements.
HMG has also allocated a series of additional expenditure to foster key future businesses such as robotics, advanced air mobility (AAM), autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence (AI). The investment will enable HMG to offer diverse mobility products and services with greater safety and convenience.