Hyundai Motor Group, the South Korean multinational conglomerate which owns Hyundai Motor Co (OTC: HYMTF) and its sister concern Kia Motors, said on Thursday it will invest $7.4 billion by 2025 to make electric vehicles, upgrade production facilities, and further fund smart mobility solutions in the United States.
What Happened: The Hyundai U.S. subsidiary will begin electric vehicle production in 2022 at its Alabama manufacturing facility.
Hyundai currently sells the battery-powered Kona and Ioniq in the U.S. and is planning to launch Ioniq 5, a new electric vehicle later this year.
Why It Matters: The development comes amid President Joe Biden prioritizing a $174 billion electric vehicle push to ensure faster adoption of green energy along with a pledge to replace the federal government’s 650,000 vehicle motor pool with EVs.
Besides Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), the early EV disruptor, scores of legacy automakers including General Motors Co (NYSE: GM), Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) have now started investing billions of dollars to cater to the demand for EVs.
Price Action: Shares of Hyundai Motor closed 1.4% higher at $49.38 on Thursday.
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