Hyundai Plans $10B US Investment
May 23 2022
Hyundai Motor Group reaffirmed its commitment to expanding investment in the
U.S. to further its goal to provide sustainable and smart mobility solutions to
The Group’s plans, which involves more than USD 10 billion investment, are
designed to accelerate innovation and mobility electrification. The move
supports carbon neutrality goals with new technologies and contributes to
manufacturing in the U.S.
Earlier this week, Hyundai Motor Group disclosed a USD 5.54-billion plan to
establish its first dedicated U.S. EV and battery manufacturing facilities in
the State of Georgia to build a wide range of new and innovative full electric
vehicles for its valued U.S. customers.
The new facility, located on a dedicated 2,923-acre site in Bryan County,
Georgia, will break ground in early 2023 and is expected to begin commercial
production in the first half of 2025 with an annual capacity of 300,000 units.
The new facility will help HMG lead the U.S. auto market’s EV transition and the
Group’s roadmap to be one of top three EV providers in the U.S. by 2026, helping
to grow U.S. innovation and manufacturing.
The new plant will implement many of HMG’s advanced intelligent manufacturing
technologies, boasting a highly connected, automated, and flexible manufacturing
system, which organically connects all elements of the EV ecosystem to realize
customer value. As part of the Group’s commitment to sustainability, the plant
will mainly rely on renewable energy sources to power the facility and use
emission-reduction technologies to meet the RE100 requirements.
"We have come a long way and become very successful in a short period of time,
but we are also preparing for our future," said Euisun Chung, Executive Chair of
Hyundai Motor Group, following his meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden today
in Seoul. “The Group will strengthen our partnership with U.S. public and
private entities to offer innovative products and mobility solutions to our
valued customers in the U.S. while supporting global carbon neutrality efforts.”
As one of the global leaders in innovation, HMG has allocated a series of
additional expenditure to foster key future businesses such as robotics,
advanced air mobility (AAM), autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence
(AI). The investment will enable HMG to offer diverse mobility products and
services with greater safety and convenience.
Robotics is an essential part of the Group’s transformation into a smart
mobility solutions provider. Having acquired Boston Dynamics, an innovator in
the field, HMG has sharpened its focus on advancing robotics to enhance people’s
lives through a range of mobility solutions. The Group is committed to the
growth of Boston Dynamics by expediting mass production of future products,
enhancing product lineup and strengthening competitiveness.
HMG is also pioneering driverless technologies and responding to rapid paradigm
shift in the automotive industry through Motional, a venture established in
Boston jointly with the leading U.S. mobility technology firm Aptiv in 2020.
Motional is currently testing its robotaxi service on U.S public roads with an
aim to commence commercial service in 2023. The Group will actively support
Motional to make the driverless technology more safe, reliable, and accessible
to customers in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. HMG will cooperate
with U.S. partners in areas to accelerate the efforts to bring driverless
technology into reality.
expand the dimension of mobility solutions, HMG is also developing the
technologies and infrastructure in the advanced air mobility (AAM). The Group
launched Washington D.C.-based Supernal last year to strengthen its AAM
capabilities. Supernal is working to integrate AAM into existing transit
networks and shape a seamless intermodal passenger experience. The vision is for
passengers to use a single app – like current rideshare platforms – to plan
their journey, which could include taking a car or rail from home to an AAM "vertiport,"
riding an eVTOL across town, and then using an e-scooter for the last mile. With
the target of beginning commercial service in 2028, Supernal is collaborating
with stakeholders to explore physical and digital infrastructure concepts and
secure the right ecosystem for the AAM industry to take off.
In order to advance all future businesses and strengthen competitiveness in
diverse areas within the Group, HMG plans to increase investment into AI
technologies while it also actively pursues new business opportunities with
local partners to broaden business infrastructure, achieve carbon neutrality,
In addition to the future business enhancement, HMG will maintain consistent
levels of investment in R&D to continue offering exciting and innovative
vehicles from its Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands, as well as into expanding
and upgrading existing facilities in the U.S.