HYUNDAI NAMED LEADER IN FUEL-EFFICIENCY AND CO2 EMISSIONS IN AMERICA

Posted on 09. Mar, 2012 by in Hyundai Canada

In a government-issued news today, Hyundai Motor America was named series one in fuel economy and CO2 emissions in America by commanding a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy rankings for a 2010 indication year, violence out normal leaders Honda and Toyota. No make scored aloft than Hyundai. This is a second time Hyundai has led in both categories, carrying achieved this eminence formerly for a 2008 indication year.

The EPA 2011 Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends Report identified Hyundai as a tip 2010 code with an adjusted[1] fuel economy rating of 27.0 miles per gallon. In further to being named a many fuel fit brand, Hyundai also had a lowest fleet-wide practiced combination CO2 emissions opening (329 g/mi) for a 2010 indication year.

The EPA 2011 Trends Report also indicates that rough 2011 indication year values advise that Hyundai will say a fuel economy leadership. Forecasts uncover that Hyundai will grasp an practiced fuel economy rating of 27.5 miles per gallon in a 2011 indication year.

With a clever charity of fuel fit models, including Elantra, Sonata Hybrid, Accent and Veloster M/T all achieving estimated 40 mpg highway fuel economy ratings, Hyundai continues to set a attention bar in fuel efficiency. In 2011, Hyundai achieved a corporate normal fuel economy turn of 36.1 mpg and sole 214,132 40 mpg vehicles, representing one-third of sum sales.

“The 2011 EPA information demonstrates Hyundai’s joining to fuel economy care and validates a efficacy of a Blue Drive strategy,” pronounced John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America boss and CEO. “We are committed to building a apartment of intelligent fuel-efficient strategies – from variety to new solutions in high-technology gasoline vehicles. Gas prices are approaching to strike record highs this summer and consumers are looking for ways to cut behind on fuel costs with cars that offer softened fuel economy. Through innovations such as light-weight steel, approach injection technology, turbocharging and modernized transmissions we are means to urge a potency and opening of all a vehicles, permitting us to grasp best-in-class fuel economy and emissions levels for a Hyundai brand.”

Environmental Protection Agency Fuel Economy Report

*From EPA Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends Report (Highlight #4, page vii) http://www.epa.gov/otaq/cert/mpg/fetrends/2012/420r12001.pdf
**Adjusted CO2 emissions and fuel economy values are shown for a 13 highest-selling manufacturers, that accounted for 99 percent of a marketplace in MY 2010, in sequence from lowest to top CO2 emissions for MY 2010.

***MY2010 information is final, while projections for a MY2011 are capricious and EPA will not have final information for a 2011 indication year until subsequent year’s report.

Hyundai’s Fuel Economy Commitment

In 2010, Hyundai announced skeleton to say a fuel economy care and grasp a corporate normal fuel economy (CAFE) rating of during slightest 50 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025 for a lineup of newcomer cars and light avocation trucks. Current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations need automakers to grasp a CAFE rating of 35.5 mpg by 2016. Before those manners were enacted in 2009, Hyundai had already announced a possess devise to strech 35 mpg by 2015.

Hyundai’s devise to grasp an normal of during slightest 50 mpg or improved encompasses a full line of products, from tiny cars to incomparable family haulers. It leverages Hyundai’s tellurian Blue Drive strategy, aligning RD resources during a engineering centers in California, Michigan, Korea, India and Germany to rise some-more fuel-efficient car technologies.

Fuel-Efficient Solutions

Hyundai is now a usually manufacturer with 4 models achieving 40 mpg ratings on a highway – Accent, M/T Veloster, Sonata Hybrid and a recently named North American Car of a Year, 2011 Elantra. Powered by an all-new 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine weighing 74 pounds reduction than a prior era and an all-new six-speed transmission, Elantra achieves a 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway fuel economy rating – a highway-only pushing operation of adult to 500 miles. Thanks to modernized purify engine technology, many Elantras sole in California, Oregon and several Northeast states are approved as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) by a EPA. The PZEV Elantra is as purify as many hybrid electric vehicles. The PZEV Elantra helps Hyundai accommodate a environmental commitments. Outside of these “green” states, a Elantra is accessible as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV).

In 2010, Hyundai launched a initial gas-electric full hybrid, a Sonata Hybrid. The Sonata Hybrid facilities Hyundai’s exclusive together hybrid expostulate complement that pairs a already fuel fit 2.4-liter Theta II engine to a six-speed involuntary delivery and a 30kW electric engine for limit fuel economy. In addition, Sonata Hybrid uses a industry’s initial lithium polymer battery, leapfrogging in-market nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion applications.


[1] Fuel economy tag values formed on EPA’s 5-cycle exam methodology (which paint city, highway, high speed/high acceleration, high temperature/air conditioning, and cold heat driving) that was firstimplemented in MY 2008.

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