A choice for every lifestyle.

Find out more about the different electrified powertrain choices and which type best suits your lifestyle and driving habits.

Let's start with the basics.

When you think about electrified vehicles, you are probably thinking of a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), an automobile that runs purely on electricity and uses a rechargeable battery to power an electric motor. But there are actually several types of electrified powertrains. Let's begin with some terms that are frequently used when we talk about electrified powertrains
  1. The battery used in Hyundai's Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV).

    Battery.

    Together with the electric motor, the battery makes up the core of any electric vehicle. Batteries vary in capacity which influences charging times and driving range of electric vehicles.

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  1. An illustration showing the battery and electric motor in a Hyundai vehicle.

    Regenerative Braking.

    Regenerative braking systems charge batteries by using the electric motor to slow the car. When decelerating or driving downhill, the generated energy is stored in the battery.
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  1. The Hyundai 8 year Battery Warranty badge.

    Lifespan.

    On average a lithium-ion polymer battery lasts 8 to 10 years, depending on how much you drive. Reaching the lifespan doesn’t mean that the battery doesn’t work anymore, but the capacity falls to 70 - 80 % and the range of the battery begins to decrease. Hyundai electric vehicle batteries are warrantied for 8 years or 160,000 km, whichever comes first.

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Which kind of electrified vehicle is right for you?

Three main types of electrified vehicles are available on the market today: Battery Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. There also are mild hybrid vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles. Hyundai is currently the only manufacturer to offer all major electrified powertrains in production cars.
  1. The Hyundai Battery Electric Vehicle icon (BEV).

    Electric (BEV).

    Battery electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions. Depending on the model and battery pack, Hyundai offers electric vehicles with a driving range from 305 to 507 km.

  2. The Hyundai Hybrid icon (HEV).

    Hybrid (HEV).

    Hybrids combine petrol engines with an electric motor and battery, reducing fuel consumption without having to change your driving habits. The battery charges by regenerative braking.

  3. The Hyundai Plug-in Hybrid icon (PHEV).

    Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV).

    Electric when you want it. Petrol when you need it. And once the electric-only range is depleted, you can plug into a charging station – or just continue on with the petrol engine.

    The fully electric variants: battery electric vehicles.

    Fully-electric vehicles such as the KONA Electric and IONIQ 5 don’t use any combustible fuel and driving is tailpipe emissions-free. And their smooth and fast electric acceleration makes them a dynamic and exciting drive. Depending on the model and battery pack, Hyundai offers electric vehicles with a driving range from 305 to 507 km.
    The location of the battery and its heating system and the electric motor in  Hyundai's fully EVs.

    An EV is the right choice for you if, ...

    the following factors are important to you.
    1. The Hyundai carbon footprint icon.

      You want to drive tailpipe emissions-free.

      Fuel-efficiency is no longer enough for you. You want a car that doesn't even need an exhaust pipe.

    2. The Hyundai steering wheel icon.

      You mostly drive short distances.

      Commuting, shopping, and other short trips make up most of your overall driving time.

    3. The Hyundai charging station icon.

      You have access to charging stations.

      You are willing to install a charging station at home, have one on the street nearby, and/or at your place of employment.

      The Hyundai IONIQ 5 parked in front of a family house and children playing around the car.

      IONIQ 5.

      Breathtakingly beautiful and amazingly advanced, IONIQ 5 is redefining the way people look at EVs.

      A woman leaning on a parked Hyundai KONA Electric in the city.
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      KONA Electric.

      Sleeker and more sophisticated, the KONA Electric gives you up to 484 km range on a single charge. 2

      Hybrid.

      A Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), is equipped with an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Depending on the situation, they switch seamlessly between the electric motor and the petrol engine, sometimes using both at the same time. Regenerative braking charges the battery by using the electric motor to brake and recuperate energy. This energy then powers the electric motor to support the engine in acceleration, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
      The positioning of the battery, electric motor, petrol engine inside the Hyundai Hybrids.

      A Hybrid is the right choice for you if, ...

      the following factors are important to you.
      1. The money save icon from Hyundai.

        You want to save fuel.

        It's better for the environment, it saves money at the petrol station. And it makes you feel good.

      2. The Hyundai longer distances icon with your Hybrid.

        You drive longer distances.

        Whether you live in a rural area or take frequent road trips, a Hybrid gives you the flexibility you need.

      3. The Hyundai no charging station icon.

        You have no charging stations available.

        The Hybrid battery charges automatically while you are driving. You will never have to plug it in anywhere.

        The Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid driving over a bridge in the city with the skyline in the background.

        TUCSON Hybrid.

        Leading the way in progressive design, its hybrid powertrain that takes you farther using less fuel.

        The Hyundai SANTA FE Hybrid parked in a fancy residential area.

        SANTA FE Hybrid.

        Redesigned from the ground up and featuring a hybrid powertrain to take you farther on a litre of petrol.

        The Hyundai KONA Hybrid speeding over a country road.

        KONA Hybrid.

        Next level hybrid style with fresh new design enhancements and smart tech.

        Plug-in Hybrid.

        A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) like the TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid gives you the best of both worlds. Electric when you want it. Petrol when you need it. Plug-in Hybrids have a larger battery than a Hybrid, which can be recharged by plugging it in. And once the electric-only range is depleted, you can plug into a charging station – or just continue on with the petrol engine for zero range anxiety.
        The positioning of the battery, electric motor, petrol engine in the Hyundai Plug-in Hybrids.

        A plug-in hybrid is the right choice for you if, ...

        the following factors are important to you.
        1. The Hyundai carbon footprint icon.

          You want tailpipe emissions-free short trips.

          Emissions are a major concern for you, and you want to do everything you can to reduce your carbon footprint.

        2. A Hyundai icon showing you're getting flexibility with your Plug-in Hybrid.

          You also need flexibility.

          Maybe you live in a rural area, or you frequently drive long distances without being able to charge.

        3. The charging station icon from Hyundai.

          You have access to charging stations.

          You are willing to install a charging station at home, have one on the street nearby, and/or at your place of employment.

          The Hyundai TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid getting charged while its owner goes for a run a the river.

          TUCSON Plug-in.

          Offering an all-electric mode at the push of a button – it can be plugged in to recharge.

          The Hyundai SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid getting charged in front of a luxurious house.

          SANTA FE Plug-in.

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