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[Photo News] Eco-friendly vehicles highlighted at DIFA Expo

Marking its 5th anniversary, the Daegu International Future Auto, or DIFA, Expo kicked off on Thursday at EXCO, a convention center in Daegu, where local and global automotive firms show off their technology for eco-friendly vehicles and electric car batteries.

Hyundai Motor Group displayed its new electric vehicle IONIC5 along with a model of its E-pit station, which can charge 80 percent of the vehicle’s EV battery capacity within 18 minutes. 

The photo above shows NEXO, Hyundai’s first hydrogen SUV. Hyundai Motors set up a special booth called “NEXO Kids Car Zone” where children were given the chance to drive a miniature hydrogen car.

Meanwhile, global brand consulting firm Interbrand has recently announced that Hyundai Motor's ranked brand value is worth $15 billion, placing the company 35th out of the world‘s top 100 companies.

Kia Motors exhibited the EV6 electric vehicle, featuring eco-friendly fabric seats. Kia plans to debut the SUV version of the EV6 on the market next year.

A total of 161 firms from Korea and abroad participated in the auto expo, which runs through Sunday.

(Photos: Yonhap)

By Kim Ye-rin (kyl8706@heraldcorp.com)
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