BCC Hyundai Hybrid & Electric Cars
Hyundai is working hard to create an electrified world. By 2020, they plan to launch 14 new eco models including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure-electric cars. There’s no need to wait though, because Hyundai has a range of such cars available now.
Hyundai has two electric cars: the IONIQ Electric and KONA Electric.
The IONIQ Electric offers a range of up to 174-miles on electric power alone. This 100% electric car is even made from recycled and recyclable materials where possible to reduce your impact on the environment further. The 28-kwh battery pack can be recharged to 80% in as little as 30 minutes and a full charge costs as little as £2.
The KONA Electric is Hyundai’s newest addition to the electric range. It offers a staggering 279-mile range with 39-kwh and 64-kwh battery versions available. It charges up to 80% in as little at 75 minutes with the larger battery. The KONA is seriously fun to drive and doesn’t compromise on space compared to the regular car.
All brand-new electric Hyundai models come with a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty and are eligible for a Government grant up to £3,500.
Hyundai hybrids and plug-ins
Hyundai has two hybrid cars: the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid and IONIQ Hybrid.
The IONIQ Plug-in hybrid can drive in full EV mode for 39-miles before calling into action its 141PS petrol engine. The petrol engine extends the range to over 300-miles and can be used as a back-up or as the main power source to suit the journey ahead. The engine and electric motor work seamlessly together for a sweet drive.
The IONIQ Hybrid never needs plugging in. Instead, the 1.6 GDi petrol engine charges the battery pack powering the electric motors. The petrol engine kicks in more of the time than the plug-in so uses more fuel, but the efficiency is still awesome. Drive in EV mode and you’ll use no petrol around town. Now that’s smart.