Hyundai Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

New Hyundai Hybrids and EVs in Vestal, near Binghamton and

While internal combustion engines have advanced significantly in the car's 120-year+ history, their inherent fuel economy limitations and collective environmental impact have spurred the search for alternatives. Gas-only engines are still the industry's primary fuel source, but hybrid and electric vehicles are quickly gaining ground as more drivers seek improved efficiency and lower emissions for their daily drives.

Electric powertrains are significantly more efficient in converting their potential energy to horsepower, making them less expensive to operate and more environmentally compatible. Hyundai is embracing the transition to a more sustainable automotive future as it strives towards its long-term goal of complete carbon neutrality. And with a diverse lineup of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles already on its roster, the company is well on its way. Below, you'll find an explanation of the various degrees of electrification and a quick overview of Hyundai's available models.

Hybrid Vehicles

A hybrid model equips an electric motor to assist the gasoline engine. The motor acts as an alternator, charging its battery via the engine and regenerative braking (harvesting the energy typically lost during deceleration). The stored energy is then used to reduce the engine's work during high-load situations like ignition, stop-starts, and low-speed acceleration. The result is improved efficiency, reduced emissions, and smoother performance.

Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles forgo gasoline altogether, receiving all of their power from the electric grid. EVs are impressively efficient, capable of using 80% or more of their energy source to power the wheels. That's a stark contrast with combustion-only vehicles, which typically use less than 15% of gasoline's potential energy. EVs cost less per mile to operate and contribute much less greenhouse gas emissions during their lifespan than gasoline models. Plus, they can save significant time and money on maintenance, as they don't require many common service items like oil changes or belt replacements.

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model functions similarly to a standard hybrid, except it has a significantly larger battery. Plug-in models also charge their batteries via the engine and regenerative braking; however, due to the greater capacity, they require charging from an external power source for optimal performance and efficiency. A primary advantage of plug-in hybrids is the ability to operate independently of the gasoline engine for several miles at normal speeds. For example, the Hyundai Tucson PHEV has an EPA-estimate electric range of 33 miles. So, if you have a short commute or access to public charging, it's very possible to go many days without using any gasoline.

Hyundai Hybrid and Electric Models

Hyundai offers an extensive and growing lineup of electrified vehicle options. More than half of Hyundai nameplates offer at least a hybrid variant, with many models offering PHEV or full-EV powertrains as well.

Hyundai cars with an alternative powertrain include:

  • Hyundai Elantra: This compact sedan is available with a 1.6-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine (139 horsepower, 195 pound-feet of torque) that delivers an EPA-estimated 54 mpg combined.

  • Hyundai Sonata: Hyundai's midsize sedan offers an available 2.0-liter hybrid engine (192 hp), achieving an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined.

  • Hyundai Ioniq: This versatile hatchback comes standard as a 1.6-liter hybrid that achieves an EPA-estimated 60 mpg combined. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid adds a larger 8.9kWH battery that gives it an estimated 119 MPGe and 29 miles of electric range. The Ioniq Electric equips a 38.3-kWh battery for an estimated 170-mile range.

Hyundai's SUV lineup also offers several electrified options, including:

  • Hyundai Kona Electric: Powered by a 201-horsepower electric motor and 64kWh battery pack, the Hyundai Kona can travel an estimated 258 miles per charge. Charging 10-100% takes ~9 hours with a standard Level II (7.2kw) charger. With 50-100kW fast charging equipment, you can replenish the battery 10-80% in ~47¬-64 minutes.

  • Hyundai Tucson: The Tucson Hybrid's turbocharged 1.6-liter hybrid powertrain (226 hp) helps it achieve an EPA-estimated 38 mpg. The Tucson Plug-in Hybrid (261 hp) adds a 13.8-kWh battery, boosting efficiency to an estimated 80 MPGe and enabling an estimated 33 miles of electric range. Charging takes just 6 hours with a standard household-style 120V outlet and ~2 hours with Level 2 (7kW) equipment.

  • Hyundai Santa Fe: The Santa Fe Hybrid and Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid share the Tucson's hybrid powertrains, achieving 34 mpg combined and 76 MPGe, respectively. The plug-in hybrid powertrain also gives the Santa Fe an electric range of ~30 miles.

  • Hyundai Ioniq 5: Hyundai's all-new all-electric compact crossover launches in the winter of 2021 with a choice of electric powertrains. The rear-wheel 225-hp single-motor version delivers an estimated 300-mile range. The available HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive dual-motor version generates 320 horsepower and achieves an estimated 269-mile range.

Explore Hyundai Hybrid and Electric Models near Endicott and Johnson City, NY

For more information about the latest Hyundai models and the hybrid/electric ownership experience, please feel free to contact Miller Hyundai at your convenience. And if you'd like to try any of our new Hyundai vehicles for yourself, we invite you to visit us here in Vestal for a test drive. We'll be happy to show you around.

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