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Hyundai and Kia’s New ‘Invisible Skirt’ Makes EVs Zoom Like Superheroes

SEOUL, January 22, 2024 – Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation, in a move that seems straight out of a comic book, today revealed their latest innovation – the ‘Active Air Skirt’ (AAS). This technology, akin to a superhero’s cape for cars, promises to propel electric vehicles (EVs) to greater speeds and distances, all while defying the laws of aerodynamics.

The AAS technology is a masterclass in aerodynamic control. When EVs hit the speed of 80 km/h, this hidden gem, nestled between the front bumper and wheels, leaps into action, slicing through air resistance like a hot knife through butter. However, below 70 km/h, the AAS tucks itself away, playing a high-speed game of now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t.

Designed specifically for the unique layout of Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the AAS only covers the front portion of the tires, leaving the rest of the front end exposed. This strategic placement is not just for show; it significantly boosts the downforce, ensuring the vehicle sticks to the road like glue during high-speed escapades.

In tests with the Genesis GV60, this technology has proven its mettle, reducing drag by a whopping 2.8 percent. In layman’s terms, that’s akin to giving EVs a secret energy boost, extending their driving range by about 6 km – a small but mighty leap towards efficient travel.

The brains behind this innovation, Sun Hyung Cho, Vice President and Head of Mobility Body Development Group at Hyundai Motor Group, shared his excitement. “This technology is a game-changer, especially for SUVs, where improving aerodynamics is like trying to make a brick fly. We’re committed to pushing the envelope in EV performance and stability with groundbreaking aerodynamic solutions,” he said.

Hyundai and Kia aren’t stopping there. They’re applying for patents in South Korea and the USA and are considering mass production following rigorous performance and durability tests. Meanwhile, they continue to integrate various aerodynamic technologies, like rear spoilers and wheel air curtains, into their vehicles. A testament to their efforts, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 boasts a globally leading drag coefficient of 0.21, proving that sometimes, the best superheroes are the ones you can drive.

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