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Care About the National Parks? Hyundai Does. That’s Why It Donated the Ioniq

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid donated to support America National Parks service preservation (b)


Hyundai donated two Ioniq Hybrids to Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina for fuel-efficient park staff service.

If there’s every been a time that America’s National Parks needed support, it’s now. In light of recent news, it’s crucial that we all do what we can to ensure that protected lands continue to be preserved.

Even Korean automaker Hyundai is pitching in and lending a hand to the National Park Service by donating six of its new hybrid cars for staff use.


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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid donated to support America National Parks service preservation

Erik Thomas, senior group manager, Experiential Marketing, Hyundai Motor America hands off one of two donated Ioniq Hybrids to park staff at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California.

Knowing that preserving our most beautiful lands is an important part of global stability, Hyundai Motors has donated two Ioniqs each to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California, Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, and National Capital Parks in Washington DC.

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid makes a practical and reliable transportation resource for park staff; as a hybrid vehicle, it combines a 1.6-liter GDI Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine and a 32 kW electric motor, thus achieving an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 55 mpg on highway or country roads. That will save a lot of gas and reduce emissions when travelling from facility to facility in the parks.

“The National Park Service is grateful to Hyundai for this donation, which reflects the long-standing tradition of private sector support for national parks and the National Park Service,” stated Reginald Chapple, division chief of Partnerships & Philanthropy for the National Park Service.

The Hyundai Ioniq debuted last year and has already received acclaim, including a GOOD DESIGN award. With its 2018 model year arriving at dealerships, the Ioniq is an eco-conscious choice for those who care about the Earth.


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