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Hyundai Bets on Future Mobility With New Europe R&D Center

Source: Hyundai Motor Group

Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany - Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH (HMETC) has begun constructing a new research and development center, signaling a significant expansion of its European research operations. 

The facility, expected to be operational by 2025, is designed to enhance Hyundai's technology development capabilities, particularly in sustainable mobility.

Why It Matters:

The new R&D center is a strategic move for the Hyundai Motor Group, underscoring its commitment to innovation and sustainable automotive development.

This development will have a significant economic impact on the Rhine-Main region, potentially creating new job opportunities.

The plant's focus on renewable energy systems and energy efficiency aligns with the global automotive industry trend towards zero-emission technologies.

The Key Points

  • The 25,000 square meter R&D center will significantly expand Hyundai's current office and laboratory space in Europe.
  • The facility will focus on developing electric vehicles (EVs), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and other automotive technologies.
  • The new center will house Hyundai's largest 4W NVH dynamometer, two chassis dynamometers, and a powertrain dynamometer.
  • The center's design emphasizes energy efficiency and incorporates advanced renewable energy systems.

What They Say:

Hyundai Motor Group says this new R&D center is part of its goal to become a leading provider of intelligent mobility solutions. 

The focus on zero-emission mobility in Europe reflects the Group's commitment to sustainable automotive development. 

With approximately 250,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor Group continues to invest in the automotive sector to strengthen its position in automotive innovation and sustainability.

What Comes Next:

As the project progresses toward its 2025 completion date, HMETC is actively recruiting professionals for various automotive roles, focusing on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

The new R&D center is expected to play a crucial role in Hyundai Motor Group's ongoing strategy to adapt to and lead the evolving global automotive industry, particularly in sustainable mobility and advanced automotive technologies.