The Hyundai Motor Company, is a South Korean automotive manufacturer with a strong global presence (up to 200 countries). The company also has a stake in another leading South Korean automotive company, Kia Corporation. Hyundai has an annual production capacity of over 1.6 million units.
Hyundai commenced developing alternative fuel vehicles in 1988. The first pure electric car was developed by the company in 1991 (Sonata EV). The automotive manufacturer commenced producing hybrid electric vehicles in 2008. The company currently has the following battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs):
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The Hyundai Tucson PHEV SUV
The Hyundai Tucson compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) has been available since 2004. The 5-seater SUV is named after Tucson, the city is Arizona, USA. Since its launch the Tucson SUV has been very popular, making it the best-selling Hyundai SUV. Since 2004, more than 7 million units have been sold globally. The current model, the fourth-generation variant, was revealed in 2020.
PHEVs are perfect for individuals and families:
- Keen to take a step towards lower emission and environment-friendly driving.
- Need a vehicle for extensive and regular long-distance travelling.
- Have limited access to private or public EV charging stations.
- Do a number of short commutes (30 miles and below) on a regular basis.
- Keen to save money.
It is a widely known fact, in that, the average distance of a trip in the UK is a mere 12 miles. An average vehicle in the UK will travel between 8k and 10k miles per annum i.e. less than 30 miles per day. The newest eco-friendly PHEVs on the market will average between 20 to 30 zero-emission electric miles on a fully-charged EV battery. In most plug-in electric cars the EV battery will be below 15 kWh in capacity.
The Tucson plug-in electric SUV has a 13.8 kWh EV battery with a WLTP zero-emission electric range of 32 miles. Depending on driving style, weather condition and the services used in the EV, expect a real world range closer to 27 miles. However, that would be more than sufficient for most daily commutes using the EV battery i.e. driving emission-free and also saving money (the running cost per mile of an EV is far lower than a petrol or diesel car). Depending on the cost of electricity, the cost per mile for driving on electric can be as low as 3 pence per mile. Bottom-line driving on electric miles is both cost efficient and eco-friendly!
The Hyundai EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to electric driving. The Hyundai plug-in electric vehicle is more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, weekend trips, grocery shopping and a lot more! The electric vehicle (EV) has a 7.2 kW AC on-board charger. A perfect step into affordable and fun electric driving.
|At A Glance|
|EV Type:||Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)|
|Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):||Not Available|
|Engine:||Petrol/ Electric (1.6 TGDi PHEV)|
|Available In UK:||Yes|
|Variants (4 Options)|
|N Line Plug- In Hybrid (from £39,330)|
|Premium Plug-In Hybrid (from £39,330)|
|N Line S Plug- In Hybrid (from £41,250)|
|Ultimate Plug- In Hybrid (from £42,030)|
|Good standard equipment specification||Cheaper alternatives available|
|Spacious and good quality interiors||Electric range limited|
|Easy and comfortable to drive||Not the most exciting exterior design|
|EV Battery & Emissions|
|EV Battery Type:||Lithium-ion|
|EV Battery Capacity:||Available in one battery sizes (13.8 kWh)|
|Charging:||On board charger: 7.2 kW AC|
|Charge Port:||Type 2|
|EV Cable Type:||Type 2|
|Tailpipe Emissions:||31g (CO2/km)|
|Battery Warranty:||8 years or 100,000 miles|
|Average Cost Of Residential Charging|
|Battery net capacity : 8.8 kWh||£1.27|
|Battery net capacity : 11.6 kWh||£1.67|
|Battery net capacity : 12.0 kWh||£1.73|
|Battery net capacity : 13.10 kWh||£1.89|
|Battery net capacity : 14.10 kWh||£2.03|
- Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
- Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.
|Charging Times (Overview)|
|Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):||6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)|
|Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):||3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)|
|Rapid charging AC (43 kW):||0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)|
- Note 1: SoC: state of charge
|1.6 265PS Petrol 4WD|
|EV Battery Capacity:||13.8 kWh|
|Pure Electric Range (WLTP):||32 miles|
|Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):||N/A|
|Fuel Consumption (mpg):||N/A|
|Charging:||On board charger: 7.2 kW AC|
|Top Speed:||120 mph|
|0-62 mph:||8.6 seconds|
|Drive:||All-wheel drive (AWD)|
|Electric Motor (kW):||66.9|
|Max Power (PS):||265|
|Kerb Weight (kg):||1,818 – 1,924|
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