Hyundai EV and Hybrid Vehicles

Hyundai EV and Hybrid Vehicles

In October 1997, the world was introduced to its first hybrid. Since then, many vehicle manufacturers, such as Hyundai, have joined to come close to zero-emission driving. Hybrids run on a standard combustion engine accompanied by an electric motor that can run by itself. 

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are real zero-emission heroes that do not need petrol or diesel but run solely on battery-operated motors. 

 

Hyundai is one of the names in the automobile industry that is revolutionizing the way we see Hybrids and EVs. This article looks at some of the carmaker’s creations.

 

Hyundai Hybrids

Hyundai Hybrids

 

Here are our picks of Hyundai Hybrids

 

Hyundai Bayon

Hyundai Bayon

 

Using less fuel and limiting emissions is a guarantee with the Hyundai Bayon, thanks to its 48V mild-hybrid system, which supports the 1.0-litre gas engine, adding torque during acceleration.

 

Its six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (IMT) encourages lower transmissions by automatically switching to coasting mode when you let go of the accelerator. 

 

Tucson Plug-In Hybrid

Tucson Plug-In Hybrid

 

By touching a button, you can switch from electric mode to hybrid mode with this car, thanks to the combination of a 1.6-litre T-GI Smartstream engine and a 66.9kWh electric motor, powered by a 13.8kWh lithium polymer battery. When you reach a charging station or charge it home, you can keep track of charge percentage via your smartphone and an app called Bluelink. 

 

Kona Hybrid

Kona Hybrid

 

The 43.5 PS electric motor is efficient and provides high torque. You get more power when travelling on roads of high speeds, but be careful when starting the car as the acceleration is very responsive. Aside from the Bluelink app, you also control your car via voice recognition. 

 

Hyundai EVs

Hyundai EVs

 

Hyundai’s sub-brand for all-electric vehicles is called IONIQ, and the IONIQ was their first creation. The South Korean car manufacturer didn’t stop there and has had no intention of stopping either. Here are our picks of Hyundai’s EVs :

 

IONIQ Electric

 

This electronic hatchback comes with many standard driving technologies, such as a semi-autonomous driving assist, blind-spot monitoring and rear-collision warning. Outside of Limited models, the whole cabin is upholstered in eco-friendly materials like sugar cane and volcanic rock composites. On the performance side, the electric motor gives you 136PS and torque of up to 295 Nm, covers a range of 193 miles, and it has a battery capacity of 38 kWh. 

 

KONA Electric

KONA Electric

 

With KONA Electric, the electric motor powers only the front wheels and uses a 64.0 kWh battery pack, allowing the car to go from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. This electric SUV includes adjustable regenerative braking through the paddle-shifter around the wheel, one-paddle mode and a VESS (Virtual Engine Sound System). This melodic sound alerts pedestrians of its presence since electric cars are silent and might catch some pedestrians off guard. 

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