Last week at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show we saw lots of new plug-in hybrid and purely electric concept cars from many different automakers. But mysteriously bucking the trend with not a single electric concept was South Korean auto group Hyundai Kia, choosing instead to represent electric drivetrain technology with two existing production cars -- the Hyundai BlueOn electric car and Sonata Hybrid. At the time we were a little perplexed as to why Hyundai’s only electric car on display was a production electric car it makes in small numbers for the South Korean fleet market -- but now we...
More Hyundai EVs: Korean Maker To Show Electric SUV In 2011
Not a week after Hyundai announced its plans to launch the i10-based BlueOn electric subcompact in 2012, the South Korean manufacturer has announced its plans to launch another all-electric vehicle by the end of 2011. The new EV is said to be based on a small cross utility vehicle (CUV) that...Antony Ingram
Korea's First EV: Hyundai Unveils BlueOn Subcompact
With the focus on big EV launches from Japan and the United States, South Korea has now joined the fray, with their largest car company, Hyundai, launching the BlueOn. The BlueOn is Hyundai and South Korea's first pure electric car. Based on the i10, the new subcompact EV carries a 16.4...Antony Ingram
Hyundai Unveils BlueOn Electric Subcompact, Its First-Ever EV
Hyundai took the wraps off its first-ever electric vehicle today in Seoul, showing a hatchback called the BlueOn based on the subcompact i10 model it sells in Asia and Europe. As in its 2011 Sonata Hybrid model, which will launch late this year in the U.S. market, the lithium-ion cells in its...John Voelcker