Hyundai USA announces 2020 Ioniq pricing
Hyundai Motor America has just announced that prices for the 2020 Ioniq Electric will start at $33,045. That is a significant jump from last year’s price of $30,315 but the 2020 Ioniq Electric features a larger 38.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This increases the range from 124 miles to 170 miles. Weiterlesen
Hyundai announces EV offensive in the USA
Hyundai Motor America plans to expand its range of electric and hybrid models from the current five to 13 by 2022. According to the Korean manufacturer’s American offshoot, the range will consist of six sedans and seven SUVs. Weiterlesen
Hyundai considers car sharing service
Hyundai is considering introducing its own car sharing business for its electric cars. For the use of an EV in a Hyundai fleet, users would pay tariffs according to the distance travelled, time in use, or energy consumption. Weiterlesen
Hyundai revamping Ioniq hybrid and PHEV
The hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Hyundai Ioniq are being redesigned in regards to body and interior. Bluelink telematics services are also being introduced. The official presentation for the facelift for the all-electric Ioniq will follow at a later date. Weiterlesen
Electric cars have delivery problems across the board
Mayor carmakers are experiencing problems to deliver their few electric car models to a fast growing customer base. In some houses, wait times are up to a year for both domestic producers and suppliers as well as importers in Germany, a new survey reveals. Weiterlesen
Nikola Motor, Hyundai Ioniq.
Click tip: Nikola Motor has been making progress on its hydrogen semi-truck. New renderings reveal the interior, including two bunk beds that could come straight out of Star Trek.
Video tip: Jodi Lai takes this review of the Hyundai Ioniq as an occassion to bust five myths about electrified cars starting with range and availability of charging stations.
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Hyundai Ioniq Electric.
Video tip: After finishing a rather extensive test drive, Bjørn Nyland published a video showing the fast-charging capabilities of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric. The EV’s 28 kWh battery can thus support charging capacities of up to 70 kW using CCS.
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Future of mobility, Hyundai Ioniq.
Reading tip: The consulting group KPMG asked 1,000 mangers from carmakers, suppliers and other companies related to the automotive sector about the future of mobility. 62 percent believe that electric mobility will fail, because of a lack of infrastructure, while 78 percent see fuel cell technology succeed. Only a little more than half (53%) believe, the diesel has no future.
Video tip: Tesla driver Bjørn Nyland switched wheels for a “short” test drive, taking the Hyundai Ioniq Electric for a spin around cold Norway. In his two-part video review (80 minutes in total), Nyland says the EV is almost as good as a Tesla and he was impressed with the low energy consumption – despite the freezing cold.
youtube.com (part 1), youtube.com (part 2) via insideevs.com
Donald Trump, Hyundai Ioniq Electric.
Reading tip: Forbes writer Joann Muller took a closer look at the auto industry under a President Trump, and found that manufactures will continue to have to push electrification, if they don’t want to lose their standing in China or other parts of the world. “So Trump would be wise to jump on the climate train, which has already left the station.”
Video tip: Hyundai goes the distance, releasing a video of a driving range test of its Ioniq Electric. The EV made it 218 miles (351 km) on one charge. Only downside: he did so driving at an average speed of 50 kph.
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Fuel economy, Hyundai Ioniq.
Reading tip: Forbes analyst Stephanie Brinley took a close look at the 1,217-page draft report on fuel economy in the U.S., saying that while the target of 54.5 mpg remains, due to consumer preferences for trucks and SUVs, the industry as a whole may not reach a corporate average fuel economy.
Video tip: Videos of first external test drives of the Hyundai Ioniq electric have been posted online. The comments are in Korean, but it seems that overall the new EV convinced.
Public sentiment, Prius vs. Ioniq.
Study tip: U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released a report on public sentiment on PEVs. The study covers purchasing behaviours, electric vehicle awareness, acceptance and barriers. Researchers found that i.e. respondents aware of charging stations were more likely to view EVs positively.
Click tip: Hybrid Cars does a direct comparison between the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Ioniq. It’s a close competition, and powertrains, range, price and even tax exemptions will have to be weighed in order to find a winner.
Armstrong Phaeton, Hyundai Ioniq.
Click tip: Probably the world’s hybrid will be auctioned off the day after tomorrow. The 1896 Armstrong Phaeton features a combustion engine and dynamo flywheel that also uses regenerative braking to charge the on-board battery.
Video tip: Hyundai is showing its Ioniq with three different drivetrains in Geneva – all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and hybrid. Autogefühl presents all three models from the in- and outside, explaining the differences.
Hyundai Ioniq, e-bike market report.
Video tip: Hyundai promotes its upcoming Ioniq. The spot gives an impression of the vehicles design and cockpit.It is the company’s first dedicated hybrid and is expected to go head to head with the Toyota Prius.
Research tip: The updated Greenfinder e-bike market report and mod21 now includes trends beyond the German borders and in all of Europe. A free preview is available online.