Hyundai, together with its Genesis luxury brand and Kia sister company, recently unveiled plans to launch 10 new hybrids, 8 plug-in hybrids, and 2 fuel cell cars by 2020.
Most carmakers have been working on electric cars and technology for the past several years and the upcoming years will see electric vehicles with extremely long driving range.
Earlier this year, the South Korean automaker unveiled its first all-electric vehicle, the Ioniq. It will offer 110 miles (177 km) of zero-emission range.
Hyundai is planning to introduce an all-electric model with a 200 mile (320 km) range in 2018 and one with a 250 mile (400 km) range two years later.
Ahn Byung-ki, director of the eco-vehicle performance division at Hyundai Motor Group, says that despite the rate of technological improvement in electrified vehicles has been slow over the past six years, the battery technology is improving at such a rate that this goal will be attainable by 2020 hopefully solving the issue of buyer’s range anxiety preventing many from considering a greener alternative because of the need to recharge.[source: Automotive News]