Bertrand Piccard appointed Hyundai IONIQ official ambassador

Bertrand Piccard appointed Hyundai IONIQ official ambassador

Bertrand Piccard’s conviction that renewable energies and efficient systems can achieve things which are seemingly impossible, and his volition to promote innovative solutions in order to open up new channels, makes him the perfect ambassador.

Hyundai Motor France and Hyundai Switzerland are proud to announce their choice of pioneer and explorer Bertrand Piccard – initiator and pilot of the first flight around the world in a solar-powered aircraft – as the official Hyundai IONIQ ambassador. IONIQ is the first vehicle in the world to offer a choice of three different electric motors for the same model -  electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid – in order to provide environmentally friendly solutions to meet the different needs of its customers.

For 15 years, Bertrand Piccard’s conviction that renewable energies and efficient systems can achieve things which are seemingly impossible, and his volition to promote innovative solutions in order to open up new channels, have captivated and inspired the public throughout the world.

Hyundai shares Bertrand’s vision. That of a future functioning with clean energy and using more efficient systems. And it is in keeping with this vision that the IONIQ range was developed. With energy efficiency pushed to its limit and a range of up to 280 kilometers for the electric version: the IONIQ vehicles are designed to go one step further in building a durable future.

«Bertrand Piccard speaks our language. He is not only a visionary and precursor personality, but also a man who has set himself ambitious objectives which he achieves with all of his force, all of his energy and – he succeeds. We admire his know-how, his creative force and his courage along with his will to change the world and promote technologies. Added to this, is his rare talent which consists in being capable of motivating his environment and the public for major causes. We are proud that he is a driver ambassador for and with Hyundai.»

Olivier Sermeus, Managing Director Hyundai Switzerland quotes:

After flying round the world in a solar-powered electric aeroplane, what other vehicle than an electric vehicle could I drive?» says Bertrand Piccard. "It is crucial today that companies such as Hyundai adopt a pioneering and innovative spirit in support of the environmental issue, by revolutionising the market with clean and efficient vehicles.  

As the Hyundai IONIQ’s ambassador, Bertrand has chosen the electric model from the range to accompany him in his actions for the promotion of environmentally efficient solutions.

Hyundai Motor France is often involved with personalities committed to the future of the planet, opinion leaders who have also inspired new ways of understanding and acting efficiently against climate change. Among them are skipper Morgan Lagravière, judoka Lucie Décosse and designer Fabrice Peltier.

Lionel French Keogh, Director General Hyundai Motor France commented:

Hyundai Motor France is very proud to have chosen explorer Bertrand Piccard as its ambassador. This means we can share expertise and experience in the fields of cutting-edge technologies and the environment.

 

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