Hyundai to make electric vehicles in Singapore

South Korean carmaker to open Jurong plant by 2022, produce 30,000 electric cars a year

Hyundai announced this week that it will launch a range of numerically named electric vehicles under the Ioniq brand name - (from left) the Ioniq 6, Ioniq 7 and Ioniq 5. In Singapore, Hyundai will start with an electric compact crossover, which sourc
Hyundai announced this week that it will launch a range of numerically named electric vehicles under the Ioniq brand name - (from left) the Ioniq 6, Ioniq 7 and Ioniq 5. In Singapore, Hyundai will start with an electric compact crossover, which sources say might be called the Ioniq 3.PHOTO: HYUNDAI

The vacuum left by Dyson has been filled. Hyundai Motor will make electric vehicles (EVs) at a plant in Jurong slated to be up and running by 2022.

The South Korean carmaker's choice to pick Singapore as a manufacturing location is an unprecedented one.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2020, with the headline 'Hyundai to make electric vehicles in Singapore'. Subscribe