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Hyundai Child Labour Allegations in Alabama

US government sues Hyundai, suppliers in Alabama over alleged child labour


The US Department of Labour has sued Hyundai and its Alabama partners over alleged child labour violations. If the allegations are proved, the urgent need for robust supply chain oversight and ethical practices in the automotive sector become mainstream

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OEMS agree co-creative collaboration is key


We need to work together. That much is clear. The need for closer collboration and co-creation through this closer working is key to automotive. Across manufacturing, design and engineering; a wider view is necessary for the progress of the whole. This is a theme that keeps croppping up and Design4Production reemphasised this need once again…


Weak demand dims electric future


Consumer resistance and trade disputes mean the future may not be so electric after all as vehicle makers express caution on zero emission vehicle targets.

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Reshaping the future: Developments in automotive production engineering


A picture of the fast-paced world of automotive production engineering as it navigates the transition to electric vehicles and digitalisation

PEM technology facilitates proton conduction between electrodes in a hydrogen fuel cell, preventing direct combination of hydrogen and oxygen gases.

Hyundai, Kia and Gore collaborate for fuel cell electric commercial vehicles


Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation and W. L. Gore & Associates have forged a forward-looking partnership to develop next-gen polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) technology for hydrogen fuel cell systems. This collaboration, built on 15 years of joint research, aims to scale up performance and durability of fuel cell electric commercial vehicles. 

Hyundai's planned EV plant at Ulsan

Hyundai to build dedicated electric vehicle plant at Ulsan complex


Hyundai’s new plant will support its growth in electric vehicle production and will use an innovative manufacturing platform.


New world order: How the US is boosting EV production with new technologies and investment


The US is leading the way in the transition to EVs, with significant government support to increase domestic battery production and new technologies.

The localisation of Hyundai’s vehicles is expected to catalyse the development of Saudi Arabia’s automotive and mobility ecosystem

Hyundai partners with PIF for automated production plant in Saudi Arabia


Hyundai Motor Company has entered into a joint venture agreement with the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia to establish “a highly automated vehicle manufacturing plant,” in the kingdom. Hyundai to lead as as strategic technology partner.

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AMS Autumn 2023 – Continental Shift


In this latest AMS digital edition we have a special focus on the North American automotive industry with big investments in electric vehicle and battery production

HMMA has been assembling the Santa Fe since 2006, with the all-new model set to begin assembly later this year, which will include the first US-built Santa Fe Hybrid

Hyundai invests $290m in HMMA plant for enhanced production of Santa Fe SUV


Hyundai’s Alabama plant gears up for expanded 5th gen SUV production, reflecting its evolving global manufacturing strategy.

Hyundai & GM sign Asset Purchasing Agreement (APA) for Taleagon plant

Analysis: Hyundai’s plan to acquire GM India’s plant will boost market share and EV capacity


Hyundai’s acquisition of GM India’s Talegaon plant signals intent to boost Indian manufacturing and further accelerate EV production plans.

HMGMA GAPorts Celebrate First Metaplant Shipment

Hyundai and Georgia Ports Authority mark first Metaplant shipment


The shipment contains parts for a crane that will be used in the stamping facility.


Hyundai Motor Group and Seoul National University open joint Battery Research Centre


This collaborative effort between Hyundai and SNU aims to advance battery technologies and foster industry-academia cooperation to establish global leadership in the battery field

Kia's EV9 SUV is set to be assembled in Georgia West Point plant

Kia plans $200m expansion at Georgia plant for assembly of EV9 SUV


Kia is investing in its Georgia West Point plant to assemble its new EV SUV. 


Hyundai and SK On to establish EV battery cell production joint venture in US


Hyundai Motor Group and SK On to invest US$5 billion in a new EV battery cell plant to be constructed in Georgia, US, with production slated to start in the second half of 2025

Kia PBV electric vehicles

Kia starts building facility for electric purpose-built vehicle (PBV) production


The new plant will be dedicated to production of Kia’s electric PBVs, with planned annual capacity of 150,000 units


Hyundai Motor and Boston Dynamics invest $400m to found robotics research institute


Hyundai Motor Group and Boston Dynamics will jointly invest $400 million to create a robotics and AI research institute to tackle key challenges in the field.

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Hyundai Motor Group to deploy Singtel 5G network at Singapore centre


The Korean automaker will use the high capacity bandwidth to gather data for quality control purposes.


Hyundai announces $5.5 billion investment in vehicle and battery plant in Georgia, US


The South Korean automaker will make batteries at the plant with a yet-to-be-named strategic partner.

EV and hybrid EV assembly plant database

Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database


Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location.

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