Hyundai Ioniq EV Aims for 200 Miles Electric Driving
The all electric version of Hyundai Ioniq EV is here. The model was introduced at the New York Auto Show. We all knew that it will show up on sale near the end of 2016. The nameplate will have a gasoline electric hybrid and also a plug in hybrid with an estimated driving range of 110 miles. Byung K. Ahn is the eco-vehicle performance director. In an interview he said that some more aggressive plans for EV have been disclosed. It is expected that Hyundai will launch an Hyundai Ioniq EV that is capable of 200 miles by 2018.
These numbers would put the Ioniq in the conversation with Chevy Bolt EV. According to the sources, it will arrive to the market this year with 200 miles of range. Ahn said that the new Ioniq will not be the car that will reach these goals. The failure or success of new Hyundai Ioniq EV will be based on the price. Still now it is not known that what will be its price. But it is clear that the South Korean company is aiming at the heart of the green car market. In terms of combined fuel economy Ioniq hybrid will trump the Toyota Prius with 56-ish miles per gallon.
Chris Hosford is Hyundai’s Motor America director of communications. He also had some interesting things to share regarding the Tuscon fuel cell vehicle project. The company engineers around 200 of them have been doggedly the hydrogen powered technology where there are many big hurdles still to overcome.