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Hyundai halts development of new internal combustion engines

Hyundai has reorganized its research and development center in Namyang, South Korea, where new internal combustion engines are being developed.

The southern center employs about 12 thousand people. A team of engineers who had previously been developing new fuel engines were assigned to the electrical departments. Besides, the Korean manufacturer has created a department that will deal with the creation of new traction batteries.

Hyundai’s decision marks the end of the development of new internal combustion engines.

The electrification of the new Hyundai, Kia and Genesis models and the development of the Global Standard Electrical System (E-GMP) has begun. In September 2021.

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