Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hyundai BlueOn

Hyundai today unveiled its first-ever production-ready electric car in Korea. Called BlueOn, the vehicle displays Hyundai's latest electric-cars technology. As already reported, Hyundai already officially announced it wants to become one of the leading car makers producing electric cars.

This is their very first step into the fast growing segment. Although many people say the South Korean carmaker is late to the game, but Hyundai is confident it can join the race late, but when it does, it comes well prepared. Hyundai BlueOn is not the very first mini-car, powered by electricity, on the market, but it's definitely one of the best ones.

It uses Li-poly battery pack and many other highly advanced technical features. With the top speed of 130 km/h and 81 raw horsepower, the BlueOn electric vehicle out-performs its major rival, the I-MiEV from Mitsubishi. It can do arounf 140 kilometers on a single chahrge, which is a respectable achievement. So, kudos to Hyundai for bringing this highly advance electric vehicle to the market.

The automaker says it will start building the BlueOn electric vehicle next year. The model will first be available in 2,500 units only, says Hyundai, but production will expand later in the year and in 2013. But this is only the beginning. Hyundai will, together with its sister company Kia Motors unveil its very-first mid-size electric car in 2012. Its serial production is rumored to commence in late 2013 or early 2014.

Read more Hyundai news here.

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