If there is an automaker that has portrayed potential for very high scalability, it is Hyundai. The Koreans aren’t sleeping and out of this comes out some of the best car ideas of this decade.
Even as giants such as Toyota reap good out of their deep pockets, massive competition is sending a strong message to them: time has come for as co-existence with unconventional ideas. And so the Hyundai Ioniq becomes part of this progressive story.
In fact, when you carefully think of it, you see immense potential in its future. It is sold with three states of electrification: a hybrid model with a petrol engine combined with an electric motor, a plug-in hybrid (same as the hybrid but with a bigger battery for more range that you can charge externally), and a pure electric vehicle (EV).
If that is not a revolutionary idea, then I don’t know what really is. The Ioniq is able to rise from from 0-60 mph in 8.9 seconds.
It will hit a quarter-mile in 16.8 at 84 mph. Evidently, the plug-in electric motor improves the powertrain’s initial torque response yet it is strong enough to effectively propel this Hyundai very efficiently on highway speeds.
What the Ioniq has managed to do is to blend or interchange the engine’s power with electricity based on vehicle load, speed, and accelerator position. Even though the all electric trim is currently limited to California, it is well poised to become the game changer for the future. Why do we say this?
If you closely scrutinize the Ionic, you find a unique car packed in the state and style of a commoner. For this reason, this one is well positioned to be a very ordinary road trekker with extraordinary possibilities.
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