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Hyundai Motor has a climate dilemma at one of world's top car plants

Hyundai Motor will study alternatives to a gas-fired power station for one of the world's biggest automobile plants after criticism the decision contradicts pledges to shift entirely to clean energy

Hyundai Motor Co signaled it aims to construct a liquefied natural gas facility to supply electricity to the Ulsan factory, which can churn out around 1.4 million vehicles a year. (Bloomberg photo)
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Hyundai Motor Co signaled it aims to construct a liquefied natural gas facility to supply electricity to the Ulsan factory, which can churn out around 1.4 million vehicles a year. (Bloomberg photo)

Heesu Lee | Bloomberg
Hyundai Motor Co. will study alternatives to a gas-fired power station for one of the world’s biggest automobile plants after criticism the decision contradicts pledges to shift entirely to clean energy.
 
The South Korean automaker signaled it aims to construct a liquefied natural gas facility to supply electricity to the Ulsan factory, which can churn out around 1.4 million vehicles a year and accounts for about a quarter of the company’s production.

Those proposals came after the company said in April that four key units, including Hyundai Motor and Kia Corp., would aim to move to 100% renewables as soon

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First Published: May 31 2022 | 1:37 PM IST

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