BLUE IS THE NEW GREEN
Blue Drive is an emblem that represents Hyundai’s comprehensive overhaul of thinking green. With Blue Drive products and technologies, Hyundai aims to lead the industry with the most fuel-efficient cars, crossovers and SUVs.
Blue Drive vehicles are built in ISO 14001 certified plants. This means that the environmental aspects and impacts of the production process are formally managed to meet Hyundai’s environmental objectives and policies, as well as our continuously improving environmental performance.
Taking steps in eco-responsibility, Hyundai offers a gas-electric full hybrid with its Sonata Hybrid. Powered by a parallel hybrid drive system, it features lithium polymer battery technology that weighs 30% less, is 50% smaller and is 10% more efficient than the nickel-metal hydride batteries found in many hybrids on the road today.
The company is so committed to fuel efficiency, that Hyundai even made fuel-saving Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI ) technology standard on its most affordable car: the Accent subcompact. GDI simultaneously delivers more horsepower and torque while consuming less fuel and emitting fewer emissions. It’s the best of both worlds!
And the future looks bright with continuing research and development investments in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), Electric Vehicles (EV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). All to ensure nothing but blue skies ahead.