Hyundai is developing “Unibody Chassis”, similar to Tesla. The firm aims to increase electric vehicle production and reduce costs.
Hyundai is taking important steps to increase electric vehicle production and reduce costs! According to the South Korean press, the automobile giant is developing a “unibody chassis” system similar to Tesla.
South Korean Hyundai is working on modeling a new electric vehicle production method inspired by Tesla’s ‘Giga Casting‘. The new method aims to significantly reduce the cost and increase the production speed significantly.
Since it was introduced at the Fremont factory in 2020, the method has also begun to be implemented in Tesla’s facilities in China and Germany. Both the front and rear chassis of Model Y and the new Model 3 are produced in one piece. In this way, it is estimated that Tesla spends approximately 10 hours to produce a vehicle from scratch, while Volkswagen needs almost three times more time.
Hyundai has decided to develop its own casting, processing and assembly facility with production planning for 2026. The company also applied for the “hypercasting” trademark to the US Patent and Trademark Office on August 21, 2023. Of course, Hyundai is not the only company that wants to implement this production technique. Many brands, including automobile manufacturers such as Volkswagen and Volvo, are involved in similar initiatives.