Hyundai Bringing New Electric Vehicle to US by 2017
Hyundai will be bringing an all-new electric vehicle to the U.S. market within three years.
According to Hyundai America’s vice president of corporate and product planning, Michael O’Brien, it will be a compact-class EV that’s an entirely new product. There isn’t a firm production date, but we can expect to see it “within three years,” said O’Brien.
Based on demand, the new electric vehicle could be sold in more markets than the Tucson Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that the Korean automaker is touting as the “next-generation EV.” Though the company remains more confident that hydrogen is the more preferable zero-emission solution, it’s well aware that the infrastructure isn’t as well established as electric vehicles.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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