Sonata Electric Vehicle  

Although Hyundai is more well-known for their hybrid vehicles, they did develop their first purely electric vehicle in 1991. That was the Sonata Electric Vehicle. Hyundai intended to develop six electric vehicles for testing by the end of 1992.

The first purely electric vehicle that Hyundai produced for the commercial market was the BlueOn in 2009 and 2010. The BlueOn was a 5-door hatchback car with a top speed of 81 miles per hour and an all-electric range of 87 miles. Hyundai produced a total of 30 vehicles for field testing in South Korea in 2010. They had planned to build 2,500 BlueOns by the end of 2012, but it was limited to the South Korean market.

While Hyundai's focus has largely been on hybrid vehicles such as the Avante and the Sonata Hybrid, they still produce purely electric vehicles. They are currently producing their second generation of electric vehicles with their IONIQ brand. By 2025, Hyundai is hoping to be one of the top three providers of electric vehicles in Europe, with plans to make similar inroads elsewhere in the world.

For more information about Hyundai's line of electric vehicles or their many hybrid offerings, contact our dealership today. We will be happy to answer any questions that you might have about Hyundai's hybrid and electric cars and help you find the right vehicle for you today.