Hyundai Plans To Extend The Ioniq Electric Vehicle Range

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The automotive industry always wanted to reach a milestone be it the top speed or the 0 - 100 km sprint. With the electric vehicle taking precedent in the current scenario, manufacturers are looking to touch range of 200 miles (322km) as a milestone.

Companies such as Tesla, Chevrolet Bolt, Renault Zoe to the upcoming Nissan Leaf, all are looking at reaching the milestone of 200 miles. Hyundai does not want to be different, the company is planning to extend the range of the Ioniq EV to 200 miles.

Hyundai have always supported the liquid hydrogen fuel cell technology solution, the company is all set to launch the battery-powered version of the Ioniq sedan. The EV sedan is expected to debut early next year and will come with a maximum range of 124 miles (200 km).

Bosses at Hyundai are aware that this will not hit the milestone and customers might be interested in lower range Hyundai.

Ahn Byung-ki,Hyundai's eco-vehicle performance group director said that 124 miles is not good enough and they have plans to extend the range to 200 miles.

With this new plan to extend the range of the Ioniq, nobody would be interested in a sub-par electric sedan well knowing that a better range Ioniq in on the cards.

Hyundai though wants to carry on with the debut of the Ioniq with the range of 124 miles; however, they would like people to know that Hyundai will bring an EV in the range of 200 miles.

The Hyundai Ioniq will be sold in three variants - hybrid, plug-in hybrid and the battery powered electric.

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Story first published: Monday, November 14, 2016, 19:15 [IST]
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