Korean automotive giant, Hyundai might consider bringing its latest plug-in hybrid, the Hyundai Ioniq to our shores by 2017.
The company is reportedly contemplating this move, given the Indian government is giving benefits to hybrid cars to improve the state of air pollution in the country. Hyundai Iqniq was unveiled globally earlier this year and comes with three drivetrain options, including a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a fully electric one.
Hyundai is considering the plug-in hybrid version of the three to be brought to India and the car will come powered by its 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which churns out 104 BHP of power and 147 Nm of torque. The engine is coupled with an electric motor, which is rated at 60 BHP.
The plug-in Hyundai Ioniq gets a lithium-ion battery pack to power its electric motor. The lithium-ion battery pack is rated at 8.9 kWh. The engine and electric motor combo is mated to a six-speed automatic dual clutch gearbox, which offers a smooth driving experience on the car.
The range of the lithium-ion polymer batter pack to drive the car in full electric mode stands at around 50 kilometers, which makes it suitable for intra-city commuting and for average daily runs. The car will also make use of the petrol motor, as and when it requires the need of high power boost for instances like overtaking a vehicle.
Such future technologies would gradually find acceptance and will make their way into the mainstream sales charts, owing to the need of the hour to shift towards such technologies due to the depleting natural resources across the globe.
The government of India provides incentives to such cars under its FAME or Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric & Hybrid Vehicles in the country, through which, its sole objective is to motivate manufacturers as well as buyers to opt for these cars, which are less harmful to the environment.
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