- Donates Hyundai KONA Electricto Foundation for Innovation and Technology (FITT)– IIT Delhi to enable research and training
- Collaboration for students to study alternate energy powered vehicles and emerging technologies to innovate new age mobility solutions
Mumbai/ New Delhi, January 20, 2021: Hyundai Motor India Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hyundai Motor India, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) – IIT Delhi and donated a KONA Electric for NVH and battery technology research for students of IIT Delhi to study alternate energy powered vehicles and emerging technologies to innovate new age mobility solutions.
The MoU was exchanged between Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi, Dr. Anil Wali MD, FITT -IIT Delhi and Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. at IIT Campus, New Delhi.
Commenting on the collaboration with FITT – IIT Delhi, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “We are glad to collaborate with FITT- IIT Delhi to support the research work of students of Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART). As a caring and socially responsible brand, Hyundai strongly focuses on the development of new age mobility solutions and future technologies that encompass the rapid shift towards alternate sources of clean energy. Our collaborated efforts with IIT Delhi and the donation of KONA Electric, will provide an opportunity for students to study & develop insights towards a brighter & greener future for the generations to come.”
Speaking of the collaboration with Hyundai Motor India Foundation, Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, said, “I am happy to note that the Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) at IIT Delhi shall carry out various R&D projects with Hyundai in the broad area of e-mobility. IIT Delhi puts a lot of emphasis on engaging with industry in emerging technology areas. As per its mandate, FITT at IIT Delhi shall play a key role in deepening our collaboration with Hyundai.”
Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART)will conduct Battery profiling in KONA Electricusing external sensors or other gadgets using OBD port to understand the performance of Electric Vehicle during different driving conditions for the purpose of research & training.
About CART, IIT Delhi
Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) actively participates to conduct high end research and development in the areas of battery-operated electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, storage and alternate energy sources, autonomous and connected vehicles.
About FITT, IIT Delhi
FITT is a unit established by IITD to foster, promote and sustain commercialization of research results at IITD.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is India’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the number one car exporter since inception in India. It currently has 11 car models across segments SANTRO, GRAND i10, GRAND i10 NIOS, all-new i20, AURA, VENUE, Spirited New VERNA, All New CRETA, ELANTRA, New 2020 TUCSON & KONA Electric. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts of advanced production, quality, and testing capabilities.
HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 88 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia, and Asia Pacific. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 522 dealers and more than 1,288 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million-dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavours to be a centre of excellence in automobile engineering.