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Hyundai’s i10 electric may soon win the Indian car market

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In this slump auto market of sky rocketing petrol prices and even diesel prices shooting up, the option of electrically driven cars is really drawing attention of the Indian consumers. Other energy options are also being considered, such as the solar energy and wind energy. Tata Motors is already contemplating on its compressed air driven car the MiniCat, Mahindra is delivering its electric cars in the form of Reva and E20.

This is just not about the fuel prices but as per the government urge as well, in a way to curb growing pollution.

Hyundai Motor is also not behind in this new revolution in the auto market, as it unveiled the electric version of its popular hatchback i10 at the Auto Expo 2010. The South Korean auto giant expressed its desire to bring the car to the Indian market in the near future. Arvind Saxena, director marketing and sales HMIL, said that the i10 Electric is considered to be a breakthrough in the alternative fuel vehicle segment.

Driven by electricity, this car is a zero-emission urban passenger vehicle. The i10 Electric has the capacity to run 160 km with a single battery charge with a top speed of 130 km per hour.

The i10 Electric is powered by a highly efficient 49kWh electrical motor and a 16 kWh battery, and uses an advanced LiPoly technology that is much superior to other batteries. The i10 Electric offers dual recharging cycles. When charged at home through a 220V outlet it takes around five hours for a full charge.

On the other hand, with a 413V outlet, the battery can be recharged up to 85 percent within just 15 minutes. Saxena said that the i10 Electric ensures a highly responsive and enjoyable experience that the consumer can expect from traditional a petrol-run car. Shah Rukh Khan, the Hyundai brand ambassador, unveiled the new i10 electric car as well as the sports variant of Genesis, at the same event that was packed by the unveiling of over 10 different types of vehicles.

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Following the EV trend, General Motors India has also unveiled its Electric Spark that has been developed with the help of the Bangalore-based Reva car company. The Electric Spark is expected to be more popular owing to its bigger size and regular looks as compared against the Reva, which is a small two door car. On the other hand, Tata Motors is venturing to develop an electric Indica in collaboration with a Norwegian company, though it is not yet meant for the Indian market, as the car is considered to be too costly for the Indian market as of now.

The electric as well as hybrid car manufacturers are hoping that the government would extend tax incentives for the green vehicles as an effort to combat pollution and global warming. This way it would also to reduce the price for these cars and increase popularity. Hyundai Motors’s i10 is one of its trump cards in term of popularity and sales rates.

Thus, if Hyundai can make the car eco-friendly as well as pocket friendly, it will be a win-win situation for the company.

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