01.04.2019 Press release

For a living planet: Hyundai Motor Europe supports Earth Hour

  • Hyundai took part in Earth Hour for the sixth consecutive year
  • Earth Hour is one of the largest initiatives raising awareness of climate change
  • Hyundai Motor is a pioneer for eco-friendly Future Mobility

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For the sixth year running, Hyundai Motor Europe took part in Earth Hour to set an unmistakable sign for more climate protection.

Under the motto “For a Living Planet”, all the lights at its European headquarters in Offenbach, Germany, were turned off for one hour on March 30. Earth Hour is a global climate change initiative created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Hyundai Motor’s engagement for a cleaner future does not end with supporting Earth Hour. By 2021, almost two third of our offered models will be available as an electrified version.

Thomas A. Schmid Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe

Hyundai Motor offers the widest range of alternative powertrains on the market featuring a number of zero emission solutions. Current eco models in the company’s product range include the Kona Electric and NEXO as well as the recently-honoured IONIQ Electric. 

Hyundai IONIQ Electric rated 5 stars by Green NCAP 

Green NCAP, Europe’s first vehicle ranking specifically for emissions and energy efficiency in real-world driving conditions, recently awarded the Hyundai IONIQ Electric with its highest rating during its inaugural test. Out of twelve vehicles tested, the Hyundai IONIQ Electric was one of just two eco-minded vehicles to achieve the maximum score

The IONIQ EV demonstrates that full electric propulsion is the greenest means of transportation currently available.

the Green NCAP experts

With its innovative electric drive train, the IONIQ Electric makes emission-free, environmentally friendly driving an everyday reality. 

Earth Hour is a global event. Everywhere on earth, millions of people from thousands of cities take part in this drive by switching off the lights in their own homes, government buildings, landmarks or shops for one hour at 8.30pm local time. Hyundai Motor joined these supporters by officially registering with the global WWF Earth Hour initiative.


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