Hyundai Plans An Electric Car For 2015
Hyundai officially announced that in maximum five years they will start the production of an electric vehicle. The car’s development process already started, the Korean engineers working at the batteries that will power the model.
Seen as a threat by Volkswagen and Toyota, the Korean Hyundai-Kia Group must also confirm the power they showed so far in the coming years. In order to do that, the Asians will have to focus more on the eco vehicles segment, a segment that will surely witness a growth in the near future.
Hyundai will profit from the good image they created themselves and in 2015 will launch their first production electric car. The announcement is an official one, made in the same time with the launching of the new ix35. It seems that the Korean group already works at the technology of the cells that will power the electric vehicle. The tests will begin in maximum two ears, once the lab stages come to an end.
The Korean automaker produces hybrid vehicles since last year, using petrol or LPG, which can function with the help of electric units. The hybrid vehicles production started in Korea, the next aimed targets being the European and North American markets. Step by step, Hyundai might become one of the biggest players of the segment, next to Toyota.