Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Hyundai ready for alternative fuels

Hyundai ready for alternative fuels

Many of them don’t realise it, but New Zealand Hyundai owners are ready to roll on the government’s moves to alternative fuels.

Every model in the Hyundai range will run perfectly on the additions mooted last month by Minister Pete Hodgson.

Although no final decisions have been made, blends of up to five percent ethanol in petrol and three percent biodiesel in diesel are mooted.

“Every Hyundai will handle the transition to these levels, and greater percentages, without modification and without any effect on reliability short or longterm,” is the assurance from the General Manager of Hyundai Automotive NZ, Philip Eustace.

“Simply, the owner uses the blended fuel in place of the current fuel, and forgets about it.

“We know other brands are not able to handle a switch to alternative fuels, but Hyundai’s existing fleet is ready.

“That of course is excellent future-proofing for current owners: whenever the alternative fuels are introduced, today’s Hyundai vehicles will accept them,” said Mr Eustace.

Hyundai was the first, and is still the only, brand to nail its colours to the mast, successful running a Getz on ethanol blend petrol in last year’s EnergyWise Rally.

Hyundai also proved the excellence of its diesel technology, winning its class with a diesel Terracan SUV and startling observers with the performance of a diesel Getz, not a current New Zealand model.

The South Korean brand is at the forefront of a global push toward new technologies and fuels, committing massive funds to research and development of fuel cell vehicles and other solutions to the world’s looming problems.

A Hyundai zero-emission fuel cell-powered car last month took second place in a leading European rally event. The brand has also committed to a hydrogen recharge station near Los Angeles, California.


End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news