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Hyundai announces EV in 2016

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by eepic, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. eepic

    eepic Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2013
  2. Yggdrasill

    Yggdrasill Active Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Kongsberg, Norway
    My guess: A sub 100-mile range city car, in limited numbers merely to satisfy CARB regulation. In other words, yet another compliance car.

    (But, who knows, maybe the ix35 convinced them that hydrogen was a dead end. One can hope.)
  3. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

    Nov 29, 2011
    Harrison Ohio
    Probably a SoulEV powertrain with a compact sedan body would be my guess. If they wanted to shake things up, they would put a 40 kWh battery pack in the floor of a Sonata, sell it for 35k, and watch Nissan and GM panic, but I have lost faith that any manufactures outside other than Tesla have any desire to make an EV worth owning at this point. Its a shame that this will probably be half assed, as I own a Hyundai, and think very highly of it. They make a pretty decent car for the money, and an EV offering from them could really push EV adaptation forward.
  4. tigerade

    tigerade Member

    May 14, 2013
    At that point you are getting close to when Tesla Gen3 will begin production, and therefore you will have an EV from Tesla that is price-competitive with pretty much every EV in the market, except that it has more than double the range and is better in pretty much every feature and measurement you can come up with.

    I am going to stick with Tesla for now.

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