Hyundai reveals Blue Drive electric models

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Hyundai reveals Blue Drive electric models

With so many exciting, new green and low emissions cars being revealed this morning at the opening press day of the Frankfurt Motor Show, it is hard not to know where to begin.

Thankfully for us it seems the Hyundai stand may have just caught our eye long enough to report some of the Korean car maker’s debuts. Two new models under the company’s Blue Drive sub brand are the stars of the stand. These models debut alongside a new i30 model, set to go on sale in Europe in early 2012, which will feature emissions below 100g/km.

BlueOn EV

The BlueOn EV makes its second European appearance at the show. The electric car is based on the car maker’s hugely successful i10 model and equipped with a 16.4 kWh lithium ion polymer battery (LiPoly). Coupled with a ‘highly efficient’ electric motor, the model achieves power of 81ps (61kW) and maximum torque of 210Nm, reaching a top speed of 81mph and achieving 0-62 miles in 13.1 seconds.

Its range to a full charge is around 90 miles.

Using LiPoly batteries, the BlueOn has several advantages over other types of battery car, such as those which use nickel-metal hydride batteries (NiMH) batteries; delivering the same power with 30 per cent less weight and 40 per cent less volume; boosting efficiency by 15 per cent; and leaving more interior space for passengers. Using household power, the battery will be fully recharged within six hours. The quick charge method sees the battery recharged to about 80 percent of its capacity within 25 minutes.

Hyundai has supplied its native Korean government with a fleet of BlueOn vehicles until August 2012, providing an opportunity to develop and test charging infrastructures before making a decision on mass production.

Sonata HEV

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Another exciting eco-focused model appearing in Frankfurt is the Sonata HEV. Hyundai’s first full hybrid was designed and developed for the North American market, where sales began at the beginning of 2011.

Achieving 40 miles to the gallon (according to US mpg ratings), the car was entirely developed in-house by Hyundai and includes several technical firsts.

The Sonata Hybrid can be driven in zero emissions, fully electric drive mode, at speeds of up to 62 miles per hour, or in blended petrol-electric mode.

Like the BlueOn, at the heart of Sonata HEV’s powertrain is the LiPoly battery. Hyundai is the first automaker in the world to incorporate this efficient battery technology into production vehicles. The improved efficiency means that more of the recovered kinetic energy and charging energy from the engine will be available to propel the car when needed, allowing the Sonata HEV to provide electric driving boost more often and for longer periods of time.

Sadly though Hyundai currently has no plans to launch the Sonata HEV in the European market.

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