The groundbreaking Hyundai Motor Company has been honored with a prominent listing in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, a recognition of green companies created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
The Newsweek Green Rankings have been among the world’s most respected corporate environmental rankings since 2009. The rankings assess the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the United States and the 500 largest publicly-traded companies globally on overall environmental performance.
Elijah Wolfson, senior editor of Newsweek, said the environmental awareness of major corporations is more relevant now than ever.
"In the current global business and political climate, no company can continue to ignore its environmental footprint and there's good news: Newsweek's 2016 Green Rankings show the world's biggest companies are improving when it comes to energy productivity and in limiting greenhouse gas emissions,” Wolfson said “Our hope is the rankings will propel leaders to start looking at their environmental impact, not just in terms of carbon use, but comprehensively, and make the changes necessary to sustain both business growth and environmental viability.”
Newsweek’s Green Rankings measure environmental performance of using eight clearly defined key performance indicators. The transparent, rules-based methodology can be replicated by a third party, and a company’s overall score is a weighted average of all eight key point indicator scores.
Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning for Hyundai Motor America, said groundbreaking developments in hybrid and electric technology set Hyundai apart — especially in the company’s ultra-modern Ioniq line.
“This recognition from Newsweek is a testament to our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint globally,” O’Brien said. “Hyundai will continue to place importance on its eco-friendly Blue Drive® lineup in all segments. Part of this initiative is the arrival of the Hyundai Ioniq late this year, marking Hyundai’s very first car offered in three electric versions to debut in the U.S.”
The sleek, aerodynamic Ioniq comes with the option of a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric powertrain. Every one of the three distinct powertrain options offers a cleaner means of transportation that still boasts exhilarating speed and dynamic handling drivers expect from a Hyundai.
Hyundai designers deliberately packed the exterior aesthetics of the Ioniq with visual expressions of its future-focused character. Its fluid exterior lines and aerodynamic body lines accentuate a sporty profile reminiscent of a hatchback. And the car doesn’t just look slick, when combined with various other smart efficiency solutions, it produce a class-leading 0.24 coefficient of drag.
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