Hyundai Donates Fuel-Efficient Ioniq’s to the National Park Service
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., December 5, 2017 – In order to support America’s national parks, Hyundai donated six all-new 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrids to the National Park Service for staff to use in three national parks – Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California, and National Capitals Parks (East) in Washington, D.C – each park received two vehicles. The Ioniq’s were delivered the first week in December to be used immediately.
“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,” said Reginald Chapple, Division Chief, Partnerships & Philanthropy, National Park Service.
“In these very large parks with widespread facilities and visitor services areas, these vehicles will improve the ability of park staff to care for these iconic places,” said Chapple. “The donation also supports our effort to convert our fleet to fuel-efficient vehicles to increase sustainability and reduce costs.”
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is not only the most fuel-efficient car on the American market – with an EPA-estimated 58 combined miles per gallon – but it is also the first eco-focused vehicle in the world to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform – the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric models.
The automaker says that the generous gift was made because of their continued “commitment to global sustainability.”
“Hyundai’s brand promise of ‘better’ aligns perfectly with what the national parks do to preserve and maintain the country’s most historic and treasured places,” said Dean Evans, CMO, Hyundai Motor America. “Our Ioniq Hybrid will deliver fuel-efficient and versatile transportation for the important work that the National Park Service does on a daily basis.”