We were gathered in a conference room, and, honestly, it felt like maybe we were being played. The Hyundai team had not one, but three vehicles with alternative powertrains to show off; with only 3 percent of the U.S. market share controlled by electric vehicles, it seemed like a bit of a stretch. But the new 2017…
The new Hyundai Ioniq family of cars is so green, they’ve made the interior panels with powdered wood and volcanic rock. They whipped out the crunchiest of the Rothschilds to introduce it and presumably lend it some environmentalist cred. Today, they unveiled an all-electric model with a range of over 100 miles.
This is the world’s first vehicle platform with three electrified powertrains, the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ.
Today Hyundai revealed many of the important technical details of its upcoming plug-in hybrid family, starting with the IONIQ, Korea’s Toyota Prius-slayer.
Hyundai has been on a roll with styling and in-engine technology. Their new concept car, the i-oniq, signals Hyundai wants to build a range-extended hybrid just like the big boys.