The best of both worlds.

Electric when you want it. Petrol when you need it. The new TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid offers the best of both worlds. The new TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid offers the up to 38 miles1 of full-electric driving range. Once the electric-only range is depleted, you can plug into a charging station or continue with the petrol engine.

Performance

Plug-in hybrid power.

The TUCSON’s plug-in hybrid system delivers maximum fuel efficiency and some serious driving thrills. It is based on the potent combination of the 1.6-litre T-GDi Smartstream engine paired with a 72kW electric motor, powered by a 13.8kWh lithium polymer battery. Together, the petrol engine and electric motor deliver 252PS maximum power and 304Nm maximum torque.
  1. The 1.6-liter T-GDi engine of the Hyundai TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid. 

    Petrol engine.

    The 1.6 litre T-GDi engine features Hyundai’s unique Continuously Variable Valve Duration tech, which optimises engine performance and fuel efficiency.
  2. The powerful 72kW electric motor of the Hyundai TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid. 

    Electric motor.

    The powerful 72kW electric motor delivers 304Nm of torque, which adds an electric edge to the plug-in hybrid's acceleration and performance.
  3. The 13.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery of the Hyundai TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid. 

    Lithium-ion polymer battery.

    The electric motor is powered by a 13.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that is charged either through regenerative braking or by being plugged in. This energy-efficient system enables the battery to store electricity, making it a sustainable and eco-friendly option.

    Energy flow – how Tucson Plug-in Hybrid works.

    The TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid can switch smoothly between its petrol engine and electric motor, depending on the driving situation. The regenerative braking system charges the battery by utilising the electric motor to slow the car down. The energy accumulated in the battery then powers the electric motor to assist in uphill driving, acceleration and low-speed driving. This intricate energy flow is portrayed in the animations provided.
    1. The inside engineering of speed of the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is pictured in a drawing and the speed symbol above it.

      Start/ Low Speed.

      When starting or driving at low speed, the electricity stored in the battery powers the electric motor to accelerate the TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid.
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    1. An illustration of the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid's regenerative braking system a climbing a hill. 

      Acceleration/ Uphill.

      During heavy acceleration or driving uphill, the electric motor and petrol engine work in parallel to maximise acceleration and minimise fuel consumption.
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    1. The insidAn illustration of the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid's regenerative braking system.

      Constant speed.

      At constant speeds, power is provided by either the petrol engine or the electric motor, whichever is the most energy-efficient in that situation.
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    1. An illustration of the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid's regenerative braking system going down on a hill. 

      Deceleration/Downhill.

      The regenerative braking system charges the battery by using the electric motor to slow the car. When decelerating or driving downhill, the energy generated is stored in the battery.
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    1. An illustration of the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid's regenerative braking system and the accelerator symbol above it.  the car and a shoe drawn on top of it.

      Regenerative Braking.

      When decelerating (e.g. through braking or when driving downhill) the electric motor operates as a generator and regenerates kinetic energy into electric energy, which is then stored in the battery.
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    Charging

    Plug-in.

    You can charge the TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid at a public AC charging station, a home wall box or a domestic wall socket. And when you’re plugged in at home, you can remotely schedule charging via your smartphone and the Bluelink® app during low-demand hours for lower rates.
    Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid in green parked next to  Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid N Line in white.
    The Hyundai TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid plugged in to charge on a street under some trees. 

    Home and public charging.

    Depending on your grid connection at home or the type of public charging station you have access to, several possibilities for charging, like a home wall box or AC charging station.
    A  picture of a public AC cable and an ICCB cable for charging the Hyundai TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid. 

    Charging cables.

    Several types of cables are available to charge the TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid: one for public AC charging points and an ICCB cable for charging via a regular household power socket.