Hyundai Motor Company is set to take over the hydrogen business of Hyundai Mobis to harness the collective hydrogen business capabilities of the Hyundai Motor Group while allowing Hyundai Mobis to intensify its focus on enhancing the competitiveness of electrification parts.
The Hyundai Motor Group’s decision to transfer the hydrogen fuel cell business of Hyundai Mobis to Hyundai Motor Company underlines the group’s strategy to centralize its efforts in the hydrogen domain. Hyundai Mobis has been a vital contributor, manufacturing stacks and hydrogen fuel cell systems, essential components powering Hyundai Motor’s hydrogen vehicles. These systems, produced at the Chungju plant, hold the key to generating electricity through the fusion of hydrogen and oxygen, an integral process within hydrogen-powered vehicles.
This consolidation is rooted in the group’s aspirations to harness robust research and development capabilities in the burgeoning field of hydrogen, poised to become a linchpin of future eco-friendly energy sources. Hyundai Motor’s pioneering presence in the hydrogen car sector positions it as a global leader. The company’s ambitious plans include the introduction of a hydrogen tractor in the North American market this year and unveiling a successor to the hydrogen vehicle ‘Nexo’ in 2025, showcasing unwavering commitment despite temporary slowdowns in global hydrogen car sales.
Hydrogen and Electrification: Synergy for Sustainable Progress
As Hyundai Motor Group steers towards hydrogen-centered innovation, Hyundai Mobis will pivot its focus towards the development and production of electrification parts. In an era marked by the transition from internal combustion vehicles to electric counterparts, securing a pivotal role in the electrification landscape is paramount for parts manufacturers. Hyundai Mobis seeks to secure its standing within this paradigm shift and adapt to the changing dynamics of the automotive industry.
Hyundai Mobis aims to diversify its sales channels while reducing its reliance on Hyundai Motor and Kia, recognizing the need to adapt to a dynamic industry environment. The electrification drive is yielding substantial growth in business sales, with Hyundai Mobis witnessing a remarkable 78.2% surge in electrification business sales in the second quarter of this year. By expanding its presence across international borders and establishing local production facilities, Hyundai Mobis is laying the groundwork for a robust global footprint.
Hyundai Motor Group’s strategic realignment and Hyundai Mobis’ focus on electrification parts underscore their unwavering commitment to sustainable mobility. By merging the group’s hydrogen capabilities, Hyundai aims to revolutionize the energy landscape and pave the way for greener transportation solutions. This amalgamation not only showcases Hyundai’s forward-looking vision but also exemplifies its pivotal role in driving the transformation towards a more sustainable and eco-conscious future.