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How Hyundai is Going Green for Earth Day and Beyond

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid electric car EV white Chicago Auto Show

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Earth Day 2017 is fast approaching, and with it comes the usual barrage of press releases from automakers claiming to be the greenest. In the case of Hyundai, that actually might be the case. Let’s take a look at some of the green achievements Hyundai is celebrating this year…


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First Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

Tucson Fuel Cell Success

While not widely available due to limited refueling infrastructure, the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell has been hugely successful with customers in California. Of course, when it comes to fuel cell vehicles being “hugely successful,” the numbers are generally less impressive than one might think. Hyundai has delivered over 140 Tucson Fuel Cell crossovers since its debut in 2014, and in that time drivers have saved approximately 760 tons of CO2 emissions and driven more than 2 million miles.

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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited white electric car display Chicago Auto Show exterior

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Eco-Friendly Car Awards

Every year, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com releases its list of the Top 10 Best Hybrid Cars under $40,000. This year, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Ioniq Hybrid were included in the list, while the Sonata PHEV and Ioniq Electric were named in the Top 5 lists for Plug-In Hybrids and Electric Cars Under $40,000, respectively. The Ioniq range aims to topple Toyota’s Prius from its long-standing place at the top of the segment.

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New York Auto Show Hyundai presentation IONIQ electric EV

2017 Hyundai IONIQ EV

Ioniq Unlimited+ Subscription Program

In an attempt to broaden interest in its Ioniq range, Hyundai has introduced its new Ioniq Unlimited+ subscription program to coincide with Earth Day 2017. This program makes it easier for drivers to get behind the wheel of their favorite Ioniq Electric model (Electric, Limited, and Limited w/ Ultimate Package) for $2,500 down and $275 – $365 per month, depending on model chosen. Additionally, the down-payment is offset by the California electric vehicle rebate, making it more affordable than ever to drive an EV.

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