Despite the move to phase out internal combustion technology by many brands, Hyundai remains committed to continuous ICE development along with all-electric and hydrogen technology.
“We are moving on for the next emission levels [in internal combustion development]. We have no other choice. I mean, we’re not giving up on the internal combustion engine, yes, we’re a global company,” he said.
“And there’s been no infrastructure for trams for quite some time in some areas.”
He Biermann won’t be intrigued about whether Hyundai will invest in an all-new line of internal combustion engines or whether it will improve on what’s already there.
“So we continue with the internal combustion engine but are we going to establish a whole new combustion engine family? Yes, I mean, you have to follow the emissions regulations and that sometimes requires drastic development. For example, Euro 7 is quite tough. So that’s the agenda. “
The Euro 7 emission standard is expected to come into force from 2025.
While the final version of these standards has yet to be agreed upon, three streams are currently under consideration. Each is expected to bring car buyers a different amount of additional costs as a result of adoption.
The first option would be to narrow the existing Euro 6 emissions standards, the second would be a much broader revision of the Euro 6 standards, while the more extreme third would allow found “real-world emissions monitoring over the entire vehicle lifecycle.”