Hyundai Readying 200-Mile Electric Vehicle for 2018

Hyundai will introduce electric vehicles with longer range before the end of the decade.

In a recent interview with Autoblog, Hyundai’s director of its eco-vehicle performance development group, Byung Ki Ahn, confirmed that a 200-mile Hyundai electric vehicle will be introduced by 2018. Range will go even further by 2020, when Hyundai plans on adding a 250-mile electric vehicle to its lineup.

That’s a major improvement compared to the Hyundai Ioniq EV that has a 110-mile range, set to launch later this year in the U.S. The Korean automaker is investing heavily into alternative powertrains, promising to offer 26 new green models by 2020 that includes plug-in hybrids, hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

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Both the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3 will offer at least a 200-mile all-electric range, with the Bolt arriving this year and the Model 3 scheduled for production by the end of 2017.

The Hyundai Ioniq is offered in three flavors: standard hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric.

[Source: Autoblog]

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