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Hyundai releases details of 2020 IONIQ Electric

Hyundai’s 2020 IONIQ Electric will start at $33,045 for the SE model and $38,615 for the Limited model. The automaker has revealed a number of improvements over previous models, including 36 percent more energy storage capacity and 37 percent more driving range . The 2020 IONIQ Electric offers 170 miles of range, 134 horsepower, and… Read more »

Hyundai and Kia invest in UK EV startup Arrival, will develop EVs together

Hyundai and Kia plan to invest €100 million ($111 million) in UK-based Arrival, and to work with the EV startup to develop new vehicles. Arrival has sold its electric delivery trucks, which are native EVs – not conversions of ICE vehicles – to the Royal Mail and UPS. “Arrival, Hyundai, and Kia will use Arrival’s… Read more »

Kia and Hyundai invest in IONITY, plan to bump up EV systems to 800 volts

Kia and Hyundai have announced investments in IONITY, the European charging network established by BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW. Hyundai Motor Group, which includes both Kia and Hyundai, will obtain equal shares in IONITY as those of founding partners. Starting in 2021, Kia and Hyundai will equip EVs with 800-volt charging systems to accommodate IONITY’s… Read more »

Hyundai’s Active Shift Control reduces shifting time for hybrids

Hyundai has developed a new feature called Active Shift Control (ASC) for its electric motors. By monitoring gearing shifts 500 times per second and adjusting the transmission rotation speed, ASC reduces gear-shift times by 30 percent, which should improve fuel economy. In order to improve fuel economy, conventional hybrids lack torque converters. This results in… Read more »

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: A viable EV competitor for the average car buyer

As a company, Hyundai often sets goals that slightly exceed those set by competing automakers. The engineers who designed the Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-In hatchbacks were told that the new vehicles had to beat the fuel-efficiency ratings of the Prius hybrid and Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. So it is with the Hyundai Kona Electric. We… Read more »

Hyundai Motor Group will invest $85.6 million in Rimac

Hyundai Motor Group announced it will partner with Croatian car manufacturer Rimac to develop a prototype of an electrified Hyundai N-brand concept car and high-performance EV. The partnership will entail a combined $85.6 million investment from Hyundai and Kia. Euisun Chung, Hyundai Executive Vice Chairman, said, “Rimac is an innovative company with outstanding capabilities in… Read more »

Hyundai unveils automated charging and parking system concept

Hyundai and Kia have released a video featuring a proposed system that would relocate fully charged EVs from charging stations and allow waiting vehicles to charge. Here’s how the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS) works: the driver tells the vehicle to charge using a smartphone app, and the vehicle automatically cruises to a vacant wireless… Read more »

Hyundai reveals pricing for 2019 Kona Electric

It appears that Hyundai will be the next brand to join the 200-mile club. The Korean carmaker has announced the starting price for its 2019 Kona Electric crossover. The base model will start at $37,495 including delivery. Pricing for other Kona Electric trims are to be announced shortly. A single electric motor powers the Kona… Read more »