Hyundai's First Electric Vehicle Arriving in US This Year

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Hyundai has revealed some details on its upcoming trio of electrified vehicles.

According to the Korean automaker, the all-electric Ioniq will be available in the U.S. by the end of 2016, while the hybrid will join the range early next year. The plug-in hybrid will be the last to arrive, sometime by the third quarter of 2017. With the Ioniq EV heading to dealerships soon, Hyundai says it will return an estimated 124 miles (200 kilometers) of range. Expect to hear an announcement on its MPGe rating at the upcoming 2016 L.A. Auto Show next week.

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The company expects the standard hybrid variant to be its best-seller of the three and is estimating that the high-efficiency Blue model will return 58 mpg combined, which is better than the Toyota Prius Eco’s figure of 56 mpg. As for the PHEV model, it will target the Prius Prime in the marketplace while offering over 27 miles of all-electric driving, slightly besting the Prius Prime’s 25-mile figure. One benefit of the Ioniq PHEV however is that it will offer seating for five, compared to the Prius Prime’s four.

[Source: Motor1]

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  • Jos Jos on Nov 12, 2016

    They should skip the hybrid and just make the electric. For those living in areas that lack the charging infrastructure - petrol electric, diesel electric, turbine electric are better options than hybrids.