Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid News

By Brad Berman ·
September 27, 2017

Hyundai Is Preparing for Big Electric Car Future, Even With Anemic Sales of Ioniq EV

Of all the electric cars available today, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric arguably provides the most compelling combination of decent range, at 124 miles on a single charge, and an attractive $29,500 pre-incentive price. But by offering the Ioniq Electric only in California, and keeping marketing efforts on simmer, the potential success for Hyundai’s EV is limited. Yet, even with anemic current sales of the Ioniq EV, Hyundai reiterated is plans for an exciting line-up of plug-in cars in the near future.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 04, 2016

Kia Announces 2017 Optima as Second Plug-in for the Brand

Kia unveiled the 2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid at last month’s Chicago Auto Show. Hyundai-Kia has been slow to the plug-in market, but the plan to roll out the Optima Plug-in Hybrid late this year reveals a commitment from the company to expand its electric offerings.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 21, 2016

Hyundai Ioniq EV Will Offer 110 Miles of Range; 32 Miles for Plug-in Hybrid

Details are beginning to emerge regarding Hyundai's plans for a new dedicated plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle. The Ioniq EV’s 110-mile range would beat the 2016 Nissan LEAF by a few miles. Yet, it won’t nearly match the Chevy Bolt’s 200-mile range.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 13, 2015

Hyundai Will Launch Dedicated Green Vehicle Brand in 2016

Hyundai will launch a new green car brand, according to a report this week in The Korea Herald. The company is expected to start with a new dedicated conventional gas-electric hybrid, followed by the release plug-in hybrid and pure EV versions of the same car.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 29, 2015

Survey of First Drive Impressions of Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

We’ve known the specs for the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid for some time. But last week was the first opportunity for the automotive press to take the latest plug-in hybrid for a spin. So, we combed through the first drive-time reactions to create a survey of the Sonata PHEV experiences on the road.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 22, 2015

Hyundai Releases More Info on Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

Hyundai has released a few new details about the 2016 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, its answer to competing mid-size sedans that can run on electricity for a first set of miles. What do we know about availability, range and power? (Still no word on pricing.)

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By Brad Berman ·
January 15, 2015

Beyond GM’s Booth, Plugs Evade Limelight of Detroit Auto Show

The mere fact that a car can use grid-supplied energy no longer grabs headlines the way it did just a few years ago. Nonetheless, notable plug-ins from Hyundai, Honda, Audi, Volkswagen, and Mercedes could be found in Detroit.

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