Plans to build longer range Hyundai EV

Hyundai has 250 mile range EV in the works

Plans to build longer range Hyundai EV

There are plans by Hyundai to create an electric hybrid model with a 250 mile range (≈400km) by the end of the decade.

The company says that battery technology is improving at such a rate that this goal will be attainable by 2020 hopefully solving the issue of buyer’s range anxiety preventing many from considering a greener alternative because of the need to recharge.

This is part of an overarching strategy, along with Kia, to offer, ten hybrids, eight plug-in hybrids, eight pure battery models and two hydrogen fuel cell vehicles between the two brands.

Hyundai currently has the Ioniq (pictured) to be launched which will be able to used as a hybrid, plug-In hybrid or pure battery-electric but only has a maximum range of 110 miles before needing the next charge.

Despite not having the same range of the other EVs such as the Tesla Model 3, director of eco-vehicle development Ahn Byung-ki says the Ioniq will be more affordable while still meeting most driver’s everyday range requirements.

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