Hyundai Motor UK has worked closely with Therfield school once again, with a project designed to engage students on the rapidly changing nature of mobility solutions, giving them a chance to have a voice and present imaginative ideas directly to automotive industry leaders.
The community outreach project supports Hyundai’s vision of Progress for Humanity and working within the local community, directly engaging with future mobility users as the brand decarbonises road transport. Building on its work with Therfield from last year, Hyundai visited the school to set the challenge to year 8 students, outlining the brand commitment to sustainable mobility solutions, whilst bringing this to life with the game changing IONIQ 5 that captured strong interest from the students.
After setting a creative task designed to harness imagination around new modes of transport, three student groups visited Hyundai Motor UK last week to present back concepts to Senior leaders from Hyundai. The winning concept went to Magneto, where students presented a mass mobility solution that utilised magnetic connections between the road network and vehicle for emission free mobility. Students showed conceptual visuals, detailed its customisable interior that took inspiration from the SEVEN concept. During the day students also got the chance to explore IONIQ 6 and ask questions to Hyundai staff.
On working with Hyundai Chris Eagle, Head of Business and Enterprise from Therfield School, said: “It’s been great to work with Hyundai for a second year, as our students once again benefit massively from the inspiring task and opportunity to visit a leading automotive brand so close to us. As a school we work hard to engage pupils with experiential projects and this really has captured interest, allowing our Year 8 teams to build confidence in presenting, even inspiring future career ambitions.”
Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK, said: “As an automotive innovator, Hyundai seeks to inspire the next generation and giving Therfield this opportunity highlights the importance of harnessing the imagination of students. Hyundai has cemented itself as a pioneer in zero-emission mobility and it’s only right we harness the creativity within our local community.”
Hyundai has cemented its support for school engagement further in 2023 by launching The Great British School Trip programme, designed to inspire school children aged seven to 14 and to help them to shape their future goals.
Hyundai has committed to sending 25,000 pupils on school trips across the UK and more information can be found at: https://greatbritishschooltrip.com/
About Hyundai Motor UK
Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, which is now based in Leatherhead, Surrey. As of January 2021, Hyundai has one of the youngest product ranges of any manufacturer, with almost all models younger than 1 ½ years old. More than 75 per cent of the Company’s line-up is now available as an electrified version, and the company plans to electrify its entire range by 2025. Furthermore, Hyundai is a pioneer in zero-emission mobility, including its fully-electric 300-mile range Kona Electric, its second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle NEXO, and the all-new battery-electric IONIQ 5, the first model in its new IONIQ line-up brand. All passenger cars come with Hyundai’s unique Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package, providing customers with a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks. The High Voltage battery warranty is 8 years or 100,000 miles. https://www.hyundai.co.uk/