A Closer Look at Hyundai’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Lineup
With environmental concerns rising across the globe, the demand for electric and hybrid vehicles is becoming increasingly popular. More and more automakers are bringing electric vehicles to the forefront of their lineups, including Hyundai.
Hyundai currently offers six different electric and hybrid vehicle options, including sedans and an all-new electric SUV.
Hyundai’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
A sleek and stylish sedan, the Hyundai Ioniq is available in three configurations: Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Electric. The Ioniq Hybrid brings together a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a 32 kW interior-permanent magnet synchronous motor for a combined output of 139 horsepower. Out on the open road, you can expect a fuel economy rating of 57 mpg in the city, 59 mpg on the highway, and 58 mpg combined.
2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid
Sitting in the middle is the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). The Ioniq PHEV combines the same 1.6-liter engine with a 45 kW motor. Its output is the same as the Hybrid — 139 horsepower — but its fuel economy ratings come in at 119 MPGe, with a 29-mile all-electric range.
2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Hyundai’s only all-electric option for the 2018 model year is the Hyundai Ioniq Electric Vehicle (EV). The Ioniq EV comes equipped with an 88 kW interior-permanent magnet synchronous electric motor and a 28 kWh 360V battery. Together, they produce 118 horsepower and 218 lb-ft of torque. The Ioniq EV has a range of 124 miles on a single charge, with an estimated 136 MPGe.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
A slightly more performance-focused option in Hyundai’s green lineup is the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. This sedan combines the power of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a 38 kW electric motor, giving off a combined output of 193 horsepower. You can expect an estimated 40 mpg in the city, 46 mpg on the highway, and 42 mpg combined.
2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
Part of last year’s lineup, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata PHEV is another great option for eco-friendly drivers. Under the hood of the Sonata PHEV is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a 50 kW electric motor, producing 193 horsepower. The Sonata PHEV earns an estimated 99 MPGe, as well.
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
All-new for the 2019 lineup — coming to dealerships this fall — is the Hyundai Kona Electric. This all-electric version of the five-passenger SUV is equipped with a 150 kW permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor and a 64 kW lithium-ion battery for 201 horsepower right out of the gate. The Hyundai Kona Electric also earns an estimated 117 MPGe with a range of 250 miles on a single charge.
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