Hyundai has reportedly announced plans to replace cigarette lighters with USB ports in all South Korean-bound models.

Hyundai has reportedly announced plans to replace cigarette lighters with USB ports in all South Korean-bound models.

According to reports of out Seoul, Hyundai conducted a survey and discovered that 84% of respondents didn't use the cigarette lighter and 92% would rather have a USB port. The reasons are relatively unsurprising as smoking has fallen out of favor and personal electrics - such as smartphones and MP3 players - have become a staple of everyday life.

While the cigarette lighter might be headed the way of the 8-track and cassette player, it had a remarkable run that spans almost 90 years. One of the first automotive-style lighters was patented in 1921 and become standard equipment on many American cars by 1925.

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Hyundai snuffing out cigarette lighters in favor of USB ports - report