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Hyundai Going Electric Hybrids and Plug-Ins

Hyundai s making so many announcements electric vehicles and hybrids you d think it was ZAP. The Korean s promised to put a hybrid subcompact, a mid-size and a plug-in competitor to the Volt on the road within years. There s even speculation at least one of them be stamped Made in the USA.

s going full-bore with its program, launching a partnership Korean companies LG Chem, SK and SB LiMotive to develop the batteries its will need if they re to hitting the road by 2010 as LG s got a solid background, having some of the batteries General is considering for the Volt. The Japanese battery tech these but Hyundai says the Koreans catch up by 2013 at which the company hopes to put a plug-in on the road.

Korean automakers are spending $1 billion on battery tech. and the has kicked in $40 million.

We ll see the first of the Hyundais to use that in November.

John Krafcik, s VP of product development, announced the new hybrid will make its at the Los Angeles International Auto in November and could be on the road by It ll use a lithium-ion battery, making it the partially-electric Sonata since Bach .

Don t confuse the gas-electric Sonata with another Hyundai in the works a propane-electric based on the Avante

(known here in the states as the that promises 37.9 per gallon. The subcompact could be on the as early as next year, but s almost no chance we ll see it here though its propane powertrain make a billionaire out of Hank

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Early signs suggest the hybrid will be made in Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor was coy asked if the hybrid will be in the same Alabama factory cranks out the standard Sonata and would only say Southerners some mighty fine The workforce down there and the they re building are awesome, told the Birmingham News . The coming out of the plant is awesome.

careful consideration will be to those sorts of things we re looking at where a vehicle that will be built.

Hyundai s a rags-to-riches story than any early-evening nominating speaker could offer. the dowdy Excel to the overly sedans of the early 2000s, has matured into the ultimate party car comfortable yet unobtrusive, but not overwrought. The incredible Genesis and Sonata prove the carmaker has arrived.

Producing what be the first lithium-ion hybrid to hit the would be a major coup for and a boon for Korean battery LG.

Photo by Hyundai.

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