Hyundai Motor Collaborates with University College London on Hydrogen and Electrification Research

South Korea - Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's leading automaker, announced on Thursday a partnership with University College London (UCL) to advance research in carbon-neutral future technologies. The memorandum of understanding, signed in London on Wednesday (local time), focuses on hydrogen production, hydrogen fuel cells, and electrification technology.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the collaboration was formalized on the sidelines of a bilateral business forum during South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol's state visit to Britain. UCL, known for its prestigious research credentials and numerous Nobel and Fields Prize laureates, has been a leader in hydrogen-related technologies, including the establishment of the Advanced Propulsion Lab, enhancing its expertise in electric propulsion for automobiles.

Hyundai's partnership with UCL aligns with its goal, announced in 2021, to achieve complete carbon neutrality by 2045. The automaker has been actively working to reduce carbon emissions throughout its value chain. This includes a commitment to sell only zero-emission electric vehicles in Europe starting in 2035 and in other key markets by 2040. Additionally, Hyundai plans to power all its global facilities with renewable energy by 2045.

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