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Hyundai Unveils Korea s Full-Speed Electric Car

Hyundai Korea’s largest automaker, the country’s first full-speed car at Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday. But consumers have to wait a few years they can get their hands on the called the BlueOn.

в—† 140 km on Single

Hyundai spent some billion (US$1=W1,170) over the year to develop the car, the government pitching in W9.4 Based on Hyundai’s existing i10 model, which is sold in and Europe, the BlueOn’s prototype, the i10 Electric, was showcased at the Frankfurt Show in September last

Similar in size to the Kia Morning and GM Matiz, the BlueOn has a maximum of 130 km/h and can go from zero to 100 in just 13 seconds. It can travel 140 km on a charge, which is comparable to vehicles being sold

Hyundai joined hands 114 small and mid-sized manufacturers to 11 key components, and some 90 percent of the parts were developed and in Korea. The automaker aims to all of the car’s components in Korea by the end of year.

The BlueOn represents the Lee Myung-bak first step to getting drivers behind the wheel of electric vehicles. GM Daewoo has no to produce GM’s Volt car in Korea, and Renault Samsung’s don’t fit the government’s aim of developing the car industry into a new growth for the Korean automotive industry.

Hyundai plans to supply 30 of the cars to government offices, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy and the of Environment, for a trial run. vehicles will also be as official cars during the G20 in Seoul in November and the World in Athletics in Daegu next

President Lee Myung-bak is briefed on full-speed electric car, the at Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday. /Yonhap

в—† Roll-Out Plans

Mitsubishi’s hit showrooms in April, and the Nissan and GM Volt will be available for sales by the end of this year, but the has still a long way to go. Hyundai has not yet when it will be able to the car, so customers may have to until 2013 to get one.

The costs some W60 million to manufacture, which is more than a large sedan, an at Hyundai’s electric car division The company needs time to the technologies necessary to bring costs. It will also time to build facilities recharging stations, and more needs to be done to boost the of power usage in case a number of vehicles need to be at once.

Hyundai aims to supply of the vehicles to government agencies by The government’s goal is to replace 10 of compacts and 20 percent of all passenger in Korea with electric by 2020.

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