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    Video: Hyundai tells Tucson fuel cell story, calls it 'next generation electric vehicle'

    Hyundai is going to be in a very celebratory mood next spring. That's when Hyundai will start making its hydrogen fuel-cell electric Tucson crossover available to Golden State citizens next year, and the automaker isn't backing away from hyperbole about its green vehicle ambitions. "We've had ...

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    Report: Hyundai's John Krafcik: hydrogen simply more efficient than batteries

    Those looking to spice up a dinner party should seat John Krafcik and Carlos Ghosn next to each other should they get the opportunity. Krafcik, who runs North American operations for Hyundai, recently appeared to take a poker to the concept of battery-electric vehicles, which have long been ...

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    Official: Hyundai US chief maintains 2015 goal for production fuel-cell vehicle

    Hyundai remains on track to reach its goal of producing what it says will be the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which will be a version of the Tucson crossover, by 2015, Hyundai Motor North America CEO John Krafcik told reporters at the Los Angeles Auto ...

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    Chicago: Hyundai CEO: Elantra GT's 39 mpg is "pretty good"

    During the unveiling of the Hyundai Elantra GT at the Chicago Auto Show, the message was the following: This car is lighter than its competitors, cars like the Mazda3, Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf, and therefore it gets decent fuel economy. Hyundai CEO John Krafcik pointedly mentioned that ...

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    Video: Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]

    Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported ...

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    Hyundai CEO John Krafcik commits to 50 mpg fleet average by 2025

    During a speech at the Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI on Wednesday, Hyundai America CEO John Krafcik became the first executive to commit to a 50-mile-per-gallon fleet average and plans to achieve that goal by 2025. That goes well beyond the 35.5 mpg already mandated under ...

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    Chicago 2009: Hyundai CEO says Green is Good, Greed is Bad

    Hyundai Motor America CEO and President John Krafcik gave the keynote speech at the Midwest Automotive Media Association's kickoff breakfast yesterday morning at the Chicago Auto Show. He called his talk "Preparing for a Revolution," and made a few admissions worth noting. Krafcik declared the ...

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    New Hyundai America CEO discusses new hybrid system

    Last week at the LA Auto Show, Hyundai showed off its first hybrid system for the US market that will debut in the next generation Sonata. Following the press conference, Green Fuels Forecast sat down with John Krafcik, then VP Product development (as of today, he's Acting CEO of Hyundai America) ...

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    Hyundai i10 "extremely unlikely" to come to the U.S.

    Contrary to reports the other day, it is almost certain that Hyundai will not be bringing its tiny i10 hatchback to the U.S. market, at least not in its current form. During a media drive for the new Genesis sedan, Hyundai America VP John Krafcik was asked about the i10. He responded that the U.S. ...


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