Korea Times reported that South Korea’s second largest steel maker Hyundai Steel has succeeded in mass producing premium hot stamping steel with a tensile strength of 1.8 Giga Pascals for the first time in the world in conjunction with Hyundai Motor's Namyang Research Center in Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. Hot stamping involves the rapid quenching of Ultra High Strength Steel that has been heated & formed into different shapes. The method is currently used to make Hyundai Motor's next-generation electric vehicles such as Genesis Electrified G80EV and the new G90.The 1.8 Giga Pascals Ultra High Strength Hot Stamping Steel makes it possible to produce lighter and stronger vehicles. Its tensile strength is improved by 20% and its weight is about 10% lighter compared to previous 1.5 Giga Pascals hot stamping steel.Hyundai Steel has been supplying the special steel parts to Hyundai Motor since last year. Starting this year, the company will supply enough steel to make about 30,000 EVs.Carmakers around the world have recently been focusing not only on expanding their supply of electric vehicles but also on upgrading manufacturing technologies. The key technologies in focus are aimed at lightening vehicle weight to increase mileage and strengthening durability to protect passengers and batteries in the event of a collision. Demand for eco-friendly cars is expected to increase, as the electric vehicle market expands rapidly along with the global carbon-neutrality drive.