Hyundai’s racing division gets plug-in power

After six successful years in the World Rally Championship and a promising circuit racing programme, Hyundai Motorsport has started to turn its attention to electric propulsion and will unveil an electric race car at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Established in 2012, Hyundai Motorsport will now match the effort of automakers around the world who have embraced hybrid powertrains and electrification in recent times. Hyundai aims to showcase its eco-friendliness but still display the passion for racing that the Korean company has put forward over the last seven years.

The WRC team is currently embroiled in a nail-biting season in which star Belgian driver Thierry Neuville is sitting second in the driver’s championship standings, while Hyundai is leading the manufacturer’s race with four rounds left on the calendar.

A Customer Racing division also took off in 2015, from which circuit racing vehicles like the i20 R5, i30 TCR and Veloster N TCR have racked up wins and championships all around the world.

“A new era is dawning at Hyundai Motorsport. For many months, our team in Alzenau has been working hard on an exciting electric vehicle and soon we will be able to share the fruits of these labours,” says Andrea Adamo, team director at Hyundai Motorsport.