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Hyundai, Kia’s top 200,000 green car exports for the first time in H1

The Ioniq 6, a new electric sedan of Hyundai Motor Co., is unveiled at the Busan International Motor Show 2022 at BEXCO in the country

The Ioniq 6, a new electric sedan from Hyundai Motor Co., will be unveiled at the Busan International Motor Show 2022 at BEXCO in the country's largest port city on July 14, 2022. Hyundai and five other automakers -- Kia, Genesis, BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce -- attended the event.  (Yonhap)

The Ioniq 6, a new electric sedan from Hyundai Motor Co., will be unveiled at the Busan International Motor Show 2022 at BEXCO in the country’s largest port city on July 14, 2022. Hyundai and five other automakers — Kia, Genesis, BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce — attended the event. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Aug 7 (Korea Bizwire)Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister automaker Kia Corp. saw their combined exports of eco-friendly vehicles exceed 200,000 for the first time in the first half of this year, industry data showed on Sunday.

During the January-June period, South Korea’s two giant automakers combined sold 224,672 electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles abroad, up 30.6 percent from a year earlier, according to data from the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA).

This was the first time their eco-friendly car exports exceeded 200,000 in the said period. It also came after automakers saw their green car exports exceed 100,000 for the first time in the first quarter of this year.

Market observers expect their green car sales could hover around 400,000 this year if the current trend continues.

Hyundai Motor exported 116,770 green cars in the first half, up 22.1 percent from a year earlier, while Kia’s overseas sales of green cars also increased 42.3 percent to 107,902 units over the same period, the company said. data.

Hyundai Motor and Kia have stepped up their efforts to produce green cars in line with the global commitment to environmentally friendly and zero-emission vehicles.

Last year they exported a total of 373,007 green cars, crossing the 300,000 mark for the first time a year. That was 38.2 percent more than a year earlier.

(Yonhap)


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