Hyundai Eyeing To Launch A Long-Range Electric Vehicle In A Few Years

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South Korean carmaker Hyundai is trying to be part of the green car race with an ambition to launch a long-range electric vehicle that can run 500km on a single charge. The carmaker is planning to launch such a vehicle after 2021.

Hyundai, along with its subsidiary Kia Motors, is planning to launch 31 eco-friendly vehicles by 2020, three more than what the company had in mind earlier. The three vehicles planned are plug-in hybrids.

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The carmaker launched its first electric vehicle, the IONIQ, intended for the mass-market last year, but has a shorter range on a full charge compared to electric vehicles made by Tesla and General Motors.

Also, Hyundai has confirmed to reports by Reuters that the company will develop a platform, dedicated to electric vehicles that will help the carmaker build multiple models. Hyundai has also revealed a fuel cell SUV that has a range of nearly 800km, which will be launched in Korea next year, followed by the US and European markets.

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Although Hyundai is building fuel cell vehicles, electric cars made by Tesla and General motors are gaining more popularity. In a bid to be not left behind in the race, Hyundai is aggressively planning EVs that will offer similar, if not more range per charge.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 17, 2017, 12:06 [IST]
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