Hyundai has been recognized as an industry leader by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its new 2023 Automotive Trends Report – one of the industry’s most recognized vehicle studies for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. Hyundai was noted as second only to Tesla’s all-electric lineup with the highest fuel economy and the lowest CO2 emissions of any mainstream automaker.
According to the report, between 2017 and 2022, Hyundai reduced its CO2 emissions from 311 g/mi to 302 g/mi. Hyundai also improved its real-world fuel economy from 28.6 to 29.1 MPG over the same period.
“We are proud that this year’s data reflects our ongoing efforts to offer a more efficient vehicle lineup,” said José Muñoz, president and global COO, Hyundai Motor Company and president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America.
He also said the company is leading the way in reducing carbon emissions and increasing fuel efficiency for our customers by continuing the push toward electrification.
“We believe this is an important step in helping consumers reduce their environmental impact and we plan to continue growing our hybrid and electric vehicle sales in 2024.”
Hyundai is committed to its electrification efforts and currently offers 10 electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen powered vehicles in the U.S., including the sought-after IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 and the all-new KONA Electric. In 2023, EVs made up seven of Hyundai’s sales and increased 103% compared with 2022. Hyundai Motor Company plans to introduce more than 17 new battery-electric vehicles globally and is targeting seven percent of the global EV market by 2030.
According to the EPA report, for the industry overall, new vehicle CO2 emissions and fuel economy ratings experienced their biggest annual improvements of the last nine years, reaching record low CO2 emissions and record high fuel economy. Preliminary data suggests that this trend will continue with CO2 emissions and fuel economy with model year 2023 set to improve from 2022.