Hyundai/Canoo to co-develop all-electric platform

2020.01.20-canoo-headquarters-torrance-california-shuttle-KYLE-5-scaledA number of non-traditional car manufacturers are building electric vehicles.  David Brown reports that while the basic electric platform is relatively simple, do they need a car maker to get the top half right.

Last week Overdrive discussed the new style of vehicles being produced by independent manufacturers such as the Los Angles based Canoo organisation.

Hyundai has just announced that they have engaged Canoo to jointly develop an electric vehicle platform for upcoming Hyundai and Kia models, based on Canoo’s proprietary “skateboard design”

The Skateboard design is a vehicle sized base platform on which vehicles ranging from small-sized EVs to Purpose Built Vehicles can be built.

This builds on the relative simplicity of a powertrain battery powered electric motors.

The Hyundai group has committed to spend the equivalent of $126 billion Australian dollars over the next five years to foster future growth

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto