Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia want to step up their EV game with new vehicles next year, but they are being very careful about their production capacity, according to a new report. expand full story
Hyundai Stories October 27
Hyundai Stories October 5
Electric cars have been popular with car sharing services due to their low cost of operation. Some automakers have been building large fleets, like BMW deploying 400 BMW i3s in Copenhagen in 2015 and earlier this year, Renault started deploying a fleet of 500 electric cars for a new car-sharing service in Madrid.
Now that Hyundai has the Ioniq Electric, the Korean automaker announced that it is also launching a car sharing service using electric vehicles. expand full story
Hyundai Stories August 18
Four months ago, Seth got a chance to try out the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ Electric at a Hyundai media day, and came away impressed. The IONIQ is Hyundai’s new three-powertrains-on-one-platform model, with a hybrid released and a plug-in hybrid planned, alongside the pure EV model we reviewed. Seth’s takeaway was that the IONIQ compares very favorably to the Prius, the car which it seems aimed to compete against.
Last week, I was given the chance to take a week long test drive of the IONIQ Electric, to go into a deeper dive of how the car works, more than our short test drive could give us (though do have a look at Seth’s review for a lot of the spec details). What I found is that the IONIQ is a lot of car for the money, and a complete game-changer in the “entry-level” EV market.
Hyundai Stories August 17
Hyundai Stories June 9
Hyundai is having a lot of success with the all-electric version of the Ioniq EV, as we anticipated in our review. So much, that it now has production constraints, which it plans to solve within the next few months.
The problem is reportedly related to the LG Chem battery pack supply and the Korean automaker now plans to increase orders by 50%. expand full story
Hyundai Stories May 31
At the ‘Hyundai Truck & Bus Mega Fair’ in Korea this week, the Korean automaker unveiled a new range of commercial vehicles, including a new all-electric bus.
The bus, called Elec City, features an impressive range of “290 km (180 miles)”. expand full story
Hyundai Stories May 29
While Hyundai has made it clear that they accelerated their plan for their first long-range electric SUV, it’s still not clear which model will make it to market first.
They have electric versions of the Niro, the Stonic and the Kona coming all within the next 2 years and now we learn that they reportedly plan to debut one of those as an all-electric SUV for ~$39,000. expand full story
Hyundai Stories April 21
After our Electrek Review of the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ Electric, we were quite impressed with the car – especially with the aggressive $29,500 price before incentive. And now the company is launching a new ‘unlimited subscription’ program for its first all-electric vehicle that could reduce the entry price even more.
The only problem is that Hyundai is shaping up the Ioniq Electric to be a compliance car in the process. expand full story
Hyundai Stories April 6
As of late, Hyundai has shown several signs of moving away from fuel cell hydrogen and investing more into battery-powered electric vehicles. For example, the Korean automaker recently confirmed plans for a new platform for long-range EVs.
Now it sounds like this new platform could also make use of a next generation battery technology. expand full story
Hyundai Stories April 5
Last month I had the opportunity to travel to beautiful Durham, North Carolina on Hyundai’s dime to check out the new IONIQ EV and hybrids. The IONIQ, you’ll recall, is a 3 car strategy from Hyundai aimed at the high-efficiency vehicle market traditionally dominated by Toyota’s Prius line.
Though the Prius-beating 58 mpg and nifty new 12V battery replacement technology in the IONIQ Hybrid was impressive, it’s the IONIQ Electric we’re all here to talk about. I spent the bulk of my time driving the EV – and boy was I pleasantly surprised…