Automotive Industry News
 June 19, 2020
The Future Is Electric !
Hyundai and KIA Motor Groups

Recently, both Hyundai and Kia Motor groups released details about a new heat pump system. This new heat pump system is integral to the charge life of each groups, electric vehicles. While this technology was initially introduced nearly six years ago, in the electric Kia Soul, it is now ready to be added to new and more electric vehicles manufactured by Hyundai and Kia. According to Graeme Robert in his article "Hyundai Motor Group Reinvents the Heat Pump" this new heat pump will aid in "heat management innovation" that "maximizes EV driving range in low temperatures." These heat pumps will also help in a more efficient way to heat the overall interior of the vehicle while driving through cold weather conditions. Thanks to this technology, the Hyundai Kona EV won first place in the Norwegian Automotive Federation's real-range validation test.

Electric Car New Heat Pump System


2020 and Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles have been on an upward trend during 2020. Since the new rise in demand for EVs, the automotive industry has responded in several ways. Due to an increase in interest, it has become increasingly important that any improvements in batteries are adequately sought out. As a result, there has been a closer concentration on battery development and production of EVs. If the production of batteries continues to trend upwards, then the overall cost of EVs will drop for the consumer and dealer alike. With the rise of electric vehicles on the road, regulations on EVs have required some updating. Both the United States and other countries have made it their goal to increase the use of EVs. California has set regulations to try having nearly 5 million EVs on the road by 2030. In addition, countries like Paris have set out to eradicate all gasoline-powered vehicles by 2030. However, with goals like these in mind around the world, there is a need for public chargers. While you may have noticed charging stations popping up overnight, there are still not enough to meet the incoming demand on electric vehicles. If, at the consumer level, there is a total switch to EVs, commercial vans, buses, and heavy-duty trucks will begin to follow suit.

Long Term Electric Car Sales Projection


Car Tech - CES 2020
  • biometrics
  • self-driving
  • solar-power
  • cars equipped with mobile pay systems
  • smart visors
  • Amazon Alexa integration
  • zero gravity lounger seats
  • speakerless audio
Upcoming Summits and Conventions
  • NADA Show - January 21-24, 2021 - New Orleans, LA
  • OSS.5 - March 11-12, 2021 - San Francisco, CA
  • Automotive Forum - rescheduled for March 30, 2021 - New York, NY
  • Where IoT Changes Auto - April 26-29, 2021 - Santa Clara, CA
  • Automotive Tech Summit - May 2021 - Wroclaw, Poland
  • AutoSens - November 17-19, 2021 - Detroit, MI


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