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).


    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.


    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 100,000 miles, 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. 
  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 variety of driving ranges available.

  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, IONIQ 6, 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.
    A woman sitting outside charging a tablet computer from the Hyundai IONIQ 6

    IONIQ 6.

    Sleek and unmistakably unique, the IONIQ 6 is the silhouette of the new era of electric mobility.
    The Hyundai IONIQ 5 on a lake.

    IONIQ 5.

    Breathtakingly beautiful and amazingly advanced, IONIQ 5 is redefining the way people look at EVs.
    The all-new KONA N Line in red parked next to a modern building.

    KONA N Line.

    The all-new KONA N Line displays dynamic features of the bonnet and front bumper draw the eye into the harmonious connection with the body colour wheel arch claddings.
    The all-new KONA Electric parked.

    KONA Electric.

    Live unlimited.


    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.

    Is a hybrid the right choice for you?

    The Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid driving next to a lake 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 all-new Hyundai KONA Hybrid parked.

    KONA Hybrid.

    Next level hybrid style with its 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.

    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 Hybrid.

      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 Hybrid.

      Plug in to a boldly reimagined SUV pioneer.
      A beach scenery and the IONIQ 5 about to charge. A woman is standing next to the car.

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