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Spark partners with Hyundai and others for electric vehicle adoption

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Spark EV Technology has announced it has completed extensive trials of its electric vehicle range prediction technology with Hyundai. 

The trials were carried out as part of the prestigious Wayra UK/Connected Places Catapult Intelligent Mobility (IM) Accelerator programme.

The Cambridge Network reports that the one month real-world trials using Hyundai electric vehicles successfully demonstrated that Spark increases the accuracy of electric vehicle journey predictions.

Spark said the greater accuracy builds driver trust that they will be able to reach their destination without needing to recharge, and consequently helps accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. Having worked closely with Hyundai, Wayra and the Connected Places Catapult during the accelerator programme, the partners are now exploring potential deeper, future collaborations.

According to The Cambridge Network, Doctor Michael Winkler, Head of Powertrain Department, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH (HMETC) said, “Spark’s innovative technology and vision aligns closely with our own aims for electric vehicles, and by running real-world trials we have evaluated the potential of its solution and the benefits it brings.”

“Our collaboration with Hyundai is testament to the value of the IM Accelerator programme, and its ability to bring together innovative start-ups and major brands to solve key issues within the mobility market,” said Justin Ott, CEO, Spark EV Technology. “We look forward to moving ahead with Hyundai, Wayra and the Connected Places Catapult and further developing our partnership to benefit drivers.”

 
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