LG Chem To Supply Batteries For Hyundai’s First-Ever All-Electric Car
It is already widely known that Hyundai Motor Company is working on their first ever all-electric vehicle.
What’s not been published yet, though, are the official details and specifications of the upcoming Hyundai electric car.
While the official data remain top secret at this point, we have manged to learn that the upcoming zero emission Hyundai model will be a 4-door sedan and will use the battery pack supplied by LG Chem.
Known as one of the leaders in the electric car battery development, the LG Chem has also been selected to provide highly-advanced battery packs for the upcoming 2016 Sonata hybrid car and Sonata plug-in model.
As mentioned above, the details about the battery pack remain scarce at this point, but sources close to the automaker suggest that the upcoming Hyundai electric vehicle will have a driving range of nearly 200 miles on a single charge.
This would make it a direct competitor to the just-recently unveiled Chevy Bolt (introduced today in Detroit as a concept) and the long-awaited Tesla model 3.
What will the Hyundai electric car look like?
The vehicle will be designed under the guidance of vehicle design guru Peter Schreyer and will incorporate attractive exterior design which will set it apart from other electric cars on the market.
The model will have a shape of a 4-door sedan and will be slightly larger than the Elantra compact car.
Some sources state that the vehicle will be categorized as a mid-sized sedan, but we belive the model will be positioned in-between the Elantra and Sonata sedan.
This way, the all-electric model won’t steal the customers from the just-recently launched Sonata hybrid car and upcoming Sonata plug-in vehicle.
The all-new Hyundai electric car is scheduled to go on sale sometime in 2016.
It is going to be sold worldwide, so yes it will hit the U.S. soil as well at some point!
Expect the US-specs model sales to commence in late 2016.
There are no spy pics of the upcoming Hyundai electric car available at this point, but first prototypes may soon hit the streets!
So, stay tuned! We will keep you updated!
(UPDATE: first spy shots of the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid / EV model hit the web)