Hyundai’s massive green car offensive will include 7 all-new models; emphasising on hydrogen fuel-cell technology alongside battery electric powertrain
Hyundai is aiming for a massive green car launch offensive in next eight years. This fleet of green cars will include 38 models and 7 of them will be completely new. This massive fleet of green cars will include hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles along with pure electric models. While pure electric cars will certainly play a major role in this fleet, the South Korean automaker is also emphasising on hydrogen fuel cell powered models.
As the brand says, it sees greater potential in hydrogen fuel cell technology compared to battery electric powertrains. However, Hyundai also clears that it will push for different greener powertrain solutions. The auto major is yet to reveal which models will receive greener powertrain technology and the specification of the upcoming cars.
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However, details about the upcoming Hyundai Kona EV are already out. As we reported earlier, Hyundai Kona EV will be available in two different battery configurations. The base variant will come powered by a 39.2 kWh battery pack, while the top variant will get a larger and more powerful 64.2 kWh battery pack.
The base variant is expected to be capable of running around 300-350 km on a fully charged battery. On the other hand, top variant of the car will be able to run around 500 km on a single charge. Speaking about the hydrogen fuel cell powered cars, there will be a new crossover from the brand that is expected to be launched next year.
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As the world automobile market is thriving towards electric mobility solutions, Hyundai aims to grab a large chunk of the market. Launching 38 green cars comes as part of that strategy. Hyundai is also developing a new platform that will be underpinning its future pure electric cars. This same platform is likely to be shared by Hyundai owned Kia also.
Speaking about Indian market, the brand has already hinted it will bring Kona EV here. Also, it will launch the Ioniq in domestic market as well. As India is gearing up to adopt zero emission pure electric mobility by 2030 under the central government’s ambitious Mission EV 2030 plan, Kona EV could play major role for the country’s second biggest carmaker.