More than 1.6 million Hyundais and 1.7 million Kias are at risk of engine compartment fires. Owners of the affected vehicles are urged to park them outside and away from homes and buildings.
Hyundai is rushing to start electric vehicle and battery production at a $7.6 billion complex in coastal Georgia, spurred by federal electric vehicle incentives that reward domestic production.
Kia Corp. will invest $200 million in its Georgia factory to begin producing an electric-powered SUV. The South Korean company said Wednesday that it would hire an additional 200 workers to begin producing its large EV9 vehicle in West Point by early 2024.
Hyundai and LG Energy Solution say they will build a $4.3 billion electric battery plant in Georgia. The factory would be on the site of the new electric vehicle assembly plant that Hyundai Motor Group is building near Savannah.
The settlement covers some 9 million owners of Hyundai or Kia vehicles. Affected models have been the target of thieves, fueled by a deadly trend that spread on social media.
Some insurance companies have stopped issuing new policies for models that are subject to a high rate of thefts, but consumers are still able to buy the cars.
Hyundai and Kia are telling the owners of more than 571,000 SUVs and minivans in the U.S. to park them outdoors because the tow hitch harnesses can catch fire while they are parked or being driven.
Kia’s assembly plant in West Point opened in 2008 with more than enough workers available to produce the first cars. Now, it’s become much harder to fill the 500 new jobs needed to get a new compact SUV off the assembly line.
Georgia has positioned itself on the ground floor of the electric-vehicle revolution and is poised for further growth as demand for EVs takes off, the state’s economic development chief said Wednesday.
The state of Georgia and local governments are giving Hyundai Motor Group incentives worth $1.8 billion to build electric vehicles in the state. That's according to the signed agreement disclosed by state officials Friday.
Georgia officials are close to finalizing a deal with automaker Hyundai to build a $5.5 billion electric car plant near Savannah.
Governor Brian Kemp is heading to an industrial site outside Savannah to make what his office calls a "special economic development announcement." Sources in Washington and Georgia have told The Associated Press the project is a $7 billion plant where Hyundai Motor Group will manufacture electric vehicles.
South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, the parent company for Kia, is in talks to build a second automobile plant in Georgia. The new factory would build electric vehicles.
Monday on Political Rewind: A judge ruled that U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene can remain on the ballot for reelection. The first major poll to be conducted after the leaked SCOTUS Roe v. Wade opinion suggests that if the ruling holds, Republicans may face backlash in this year's elections. But first, Kia's parent company announced it would open its second factory in Georgia.
The Kia plant in West Point, Georgia, opened for limited production Monday. While the plant usually operates with three shifts over 24 hours, only the...