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Hyundai Belatedly Plugging In

Korean maker planning array of plug-ins, EVs and FCVs for Hyundai, Kia, Genesis brands.

by on Mar.31, 2017

Hyundai will roll out its first EV, the Ioniq Electric, next month, but plans a wave of new EVs.

Slow to charge into the electric vehicle market, Hyundai Motor Co. is about to get charged up, with an assortment of electrified models set to debut for the Hyundai and Kia brands, as well as the new Genesis luxury marque.

The three brands will add a number of new battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Hyundai also plans to launch an all-new fuel-cell SUV model next year that, it claims, will offer greater range than any hydrogen car now on the market.

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Hyundai has been slow to enter the electric vehicle market and is now racing to catch up. Key to its new program will be an all-new platform specifically dedicated to battery-based vehicles, the automaker said this week.


Hyundai Working Up 250-Mile EV

Move would more than double range of new Ioniq model.

by on Jul.15, 2016

Hyundai will offer three version of the Ioniq: a regular hybrid, a plug-in and a pure battery model.

The Hyundai Ioniq hasn’t even come to market yet, but some analysts are arguing it’s already out of date.

The purpose-built model is designed specifically to use any of three different battery-based drivelines: conventional hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure battery-electric. The latter is designed to deliver about 110 miles per charge. That’s slightly more than the original Nissan Leaf or Ford Focus EV, but still well short of what Tesla is planning with the Model 3 – or the 200 mile range from the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt.

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But Hyundai apparently recognizes that “range anxiety” is a problem keeping lots of potential buyers out of the EV market and it intends to more than double what the Ioniq will initially offer before the end of the decade.


Hyundai Readying Electric Vehicle for US Market

Several options available “at some point.”

by on Jun.07, 2013

Hyundai's BlueOn battery car went on sale in the Korean market late last year.

Despite its long reluctance to adopt battery power, Hyundai is apparently getting ready to bring a battery car to the U.S. market its American CEO had revealed.

Exactly what and when remains uncertain, though the maker is already selling a compact battery-electric vehicle, or BEV, called the BlueOn in South Korea. Hyundai Motor America may have no choice but to enter the electric vehicle market, however, if it is to stay on the right side of regulators in the critical California market.

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“Our primary zero-emission vehicle focus is fuel cell right now,” tweeted HMA Chief Executive John Krafcik, “but we will certainly field a BEV at some point.”


First Look: Hyundai BlueOn Battery-Electric Vehicle

First battery car for Hyundai and for Korea.

by on Sep.09, 2010

South Korean President Lee-Myun Bak drives the first Hyundai BlueOn electric vehicle.

Hyundai has launched what is not only the Korean carmaker’s first battery-electric vehicle but the first BEV produced in that country.  The maker says a limited run of the BlueOn will be put through a two-year field test, with Hyundai planning to steadily increase production capacity by the end of 2012.

The company says it has invested $34 million over the last year to bring to market the Hyundai BlueOn, which first appeared in concept form at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.  Both the show car and production vehicle are based on the small Hyundai i10 hatchback.

(Even Ferrari goes electric. Click Here for more on the Italian maker’s hybrid Enzo replacement.)

“Consumers’ interests and demand for eco-friendly cars are rising and securing such advanced technology is critical in becoming an industry leader,” said Hyun-Soon Lee, Vice Chairman of Hyundai’s corporate R&D center.

Rated at a top speed of about 82 mph (130 km/h), the BlueOn is able to travel almost 90 miles (140 km) on a single charge of its lithium-ion polymer batteries, the maker today announced.  Among other features, the BEV will be equipped with an advanced telematics system capable of not only showing the current state of charge but also the location of the nearest charging station.

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The maker says it is working with the metropolitan Seoul government and other government agencies to set up a network of recharging stations.  Using 220-volt household power, BlueOn’s 16.4-kilowatt/hour LiPoly battery pack will be able to recharge in about six hours.  Special, high-speed 380V chargers will be used to provide an 80% quick charge in just 25 minutes, according to Hyundai.


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