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Kia pledges to become a ‘Sustainable Mobility Solutions Provider’ and unveils roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045

Kia Corporation has set out its vision to become a truly sustainable, responsible, and innovative mobility solutions leader, announcing a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

Kia announced its corporate vision at its ‘Kia Sustainability Movement’ virtual presentation on November 11. In the first meaningful step in line with its corporate vision, Kia announced its plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045, based on three key pillars – ‘Sustainable Mobility’, ‘Sustainable Planet’ and ‘Sustainable Energy’.

Achieving full electrification in major markets by 2040

As a result, to achieve zero carbon emissions during the vehicle usage stage, Kia will further accelerate implementation of its mid-to-long term Plan S strategy. From 2040, Kia’s line-up in key markets around the globe will also exclusively consist of electrified models, realizing zero emissions during daily vehicle use. It is at this stage in the vehicle’s life where Kia will make huge strides in dramatically reducing the single largest culprit of carbon emissions.

Protecting marine ecosystems and offsetting carbon emissions

The project will focus on marine ecosystems which are one of the most efficient absorbers of carbon. ※ Blue carbon: carbon absorbed and stored in seaweed and mudflats effectively diminishing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

Achieving RE100 and zero emissions at all Kia business sites

Climate Group’s RE100 is an initiative to transition to 100% renewable energy in electricity generation. For Kia’s overseas sites, all electricity will be sourced from renewable energy by 2030; and by 2040 that transition will be complete for all of Kia’s domestic business sites. In line with Kia’s RE100 commitment, Kia’s Slovakia production facility has already turned to 100% green energy in electricity generation.

Introducing the Kia Concept EV9

The Concept EV9 hints at Kia’s next model in the dedicated BEV line-up based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) architecture, following in the footsteps of the Kia EV6. It embodies Kia’s vision for the SUV segment – a future transformation that is not far off from being realized – bringing together progressive design, state-of-the-art tech, and an advanced all-electric powertrain in one pioneering package.

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Nov 11, 2021 at 19:26

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