Hyundai Bringing New Electric Vehicle to US by 2017

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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.

[Source: AutoblogGreen]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

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 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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