Electric / Hybrid Cars
Switch to the next generation of driving power
Explore how our award-winning range of innovative hybrid and electric cars look to the future by building on our outstanding progress in efficiency, range and flexibility. Making it that much easier for you to now make the switch to alternative fuels.
When it comes to reducing emissions and developing alternative-fuel powered cars, Hyundai are ahead of the curve - whether it’s our ground breaking IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric models, or our industry leading Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology.
The time for change is now. Hybrid and electric cars have come of age
Electric/ Hybrid Range
Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid
Innovative and efficient hybrid family saloon
The IONIQ Hybrid offers all the environmental and economic benefits that come with hybrid driving technologies along with the features you expect from a conventional car – like a 5-star NCAP rating and a spacious, clutter-free interior.
Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid
Complete peace of mind
At the touch of a switch, you can drive in pure electric mode for over 30 miles generating zero emissions. Or, to enjoy a longer range of over 600 miles, you can simply switch to hybrid mode. When you stop along the way, you can plug in to recharge.
Hyundai Kona Hybrid
Energetic, smart and efficient
Step in to our stylish SUV and feel the power of our state-of-the-art Self-charging hybrid technology. It fuses our specially-calibrated 1.6 litre GDi petrol engine with a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery for superior efficiency and 141 PS combined power output.
Revolutionary designElectrifying performance
The all-new Tucson is not simply an evolution of its predecessor, but a full- blown design revolution. Leading the way in progressive design, it also offers state-of- the-art smart tech and the most electrified powertrain line-up in its segment.
Hyundai IONIQ Electric
The next generation of zero-emissions driving
Take the whole family electric with the sleek and award winning IONIQ Electric - perfect for both short round trips and longer days out. With its fully electric powertrain, high performance design and impressive range, the IONIQ Electric offers a zero emission driving experience that’s as enjoyable as it is efficient. And with its spacious interior featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, it’s not just the driver who’ll enjoy the ride.
Hyundai KONA Electric
The cutting-edge electric SUV
The award-winning KONA Electric SUV is a no-compromise approach to electric driving with a high capacity 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. Its platform was specially designed for the electric powertrain to ensure outstanding driving characteristics, spacious surrounds and an exceptional everyday driving range.
Get a head-start on the future.
Built on a cutting-edge new platform, this ground-breaking electric CUV features extensive use of Eco-materials for interior, 44” advanced head-up display and equipped with level 2 autonomous safety technology, is one of the few in its category with an 800V battery system, allowing ultra-fast charging capability.
Making the switch to an electric (BEV) hybrid (HEV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicle may feel like a big decision. That is until you discover there are different types of eco-friendly cars which can fit with your lifestyle.
Complete with stand-out-design, advanced technology and class-leading safety, the Hyundai Eco Range proves that you can make the switch without making compromises. But which alternative car is best for you?
Which car should I choose?
Choose the IONIQ or Kona Hybrid to give both city and long-distance driving an efficiency boost. It’s powered by a combination of a 1.6 litre 141PS petrol engine, lithium-ion polymer battery and electric motor, which all work together to deliver power with fuel economy of up to 83.1 miles per gallon on the Ioniq Hybrid* and CO2 emissions of 79g/km. It’s a direct replacement for a conventionally powered petrol or diesel family car.
Kona Electric Combines expansive space and head-turning good looks. With an exceptional electric driving range of up to 300 miles, the KONA Electric gives you the best of both worlds – with no compromises.
IONIQ Electric offers anxiety free true zero-emission electric driving with virtually no compromise. The large-capacity battery offers a range up to 194 miles,
and can be recharged to 80% in as little as 57 minutes.. Its 100% electric powertrain employs a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and high voltage electric motor to deliver impressive acceleration and performance with zero emissions.
You’ll also be eligible for Government incentives including the category 1 plug-in car grant which offers £2,500 off the purchase price (electric cars under £35,000) and support towards the purchase and installation of a home charging wallbox, which charges the IONIQ and Kona Electric quicker and more efficiently than a standard wall plug.
Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid is ideal for one car families who mostly make local journeys but still need the flexibility to take occasional longer cross country journeys. The electric motor can allow the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Plug-in to travel up to 39 miles* emission free, before switching to hybrid mode and engaging the 1.6 141PS petrol engine. The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid takes away the anxiety of full electric and still offers the benefit of zero emission driving.
How does a battery electric vehicle work?
In simple terms, energy is stored in a large battery, which drives a powerful electric motor. Its that Easy. To charge it, simply plug it into a home chargepoint, or a public charger when you’re out and about, and the car will take care of the rest. Plug it in at home, and you wake up every morning with a ‘full tank’* – in the case of the Kona EV, that’s a potential 300-mile range! The car then drives on battery power alone, there is no need to add petrol or diesel. It can even add charge to the battery while you are driving by recovering energy that would normally be lost – when braking for example.
What is a Mild Hybrid Car and how does it work?
A mild hybrid car works in a very similar way to a self-charging hybrid car, but it has a smaller battery. Because the battery is smaller, a mild hybrid cannot drive on battery power alone – unlike a self-charging hybrid in which the motor can take over at low speed or when cruising.
Instead, the petrol or diesel engine does the majority of the work and the electric motor is there to provide assistance. This means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard, which means lower emissions and increased fuel economy. The battery is charged by recovering energy that would otherwise be wasted – when slowing down for example. There is no need to plug-in a mild hybrid, simply keep it topped up with petrol or diesel as you would with a conventional car.
How does a self-charging hybrid car work?
In terms of how you use it, a self-charging hybrid car works just like a conventional car – there is no need to plug in – simply fill up with petrol at the pumps, and off you go! So what does hybrid mean? It’s pretty simple, along with a petrol or diesel engine, hybrid cars also have an electric motor that is powered by a small battery. The aim of the electric motor is to assist the engine and occasionally drive very short distances on battery power – as opposed to driving long distances on battery power alone as a plug-in hybrid or a battery-electric vehicle would.
How does a plug-in hybrid car work?
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) works in a similar way to a self-charging hybrid– there is a petrol engine that works with an electric motor and a battery. In a plug-in hybrid, the battery is much larger than in a self-charging hybrid. This means the car is able to travel around 39 miles on battery power alone – more than enough for the UK average daily commute – but it can also call on the petrol engine for longer trips.
Like a self-charging hybrid, the battery can be charged a little while driving, but for the full benefit, you will need to plug in. Charging a PHEV should take less than three hours. Put this all together and you can enjoy miles of low-cost, all-electric driving while still having a petrol engine for those rare long distance trips. Perfect.
The future of eco-driving
We take our environmental responsibility seriously and Hyundai is committed to a policy of continuously improving the efficiency and performance of all of our vehicles now and in the future. This will be achieved through the use of new powertrains, new technologies, new low-emission models and weight reduction.
Hyundai offers the broadest range of powertrains currently on sale in the UK and is the first manufacturer worldwide to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid, all-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles in its range. We will introduce 14 alternative-fuel models globally by 2020. That line-up includes five hybrid vehicles, four plug-in hybrids, four electric vehicles and one all-new Fuel Cell car.
How do I charge an electric car? Hyundai and Electrifying.com clear the air.
If you’re making the switch to an electric car, there’s one aspect of ownership that might seem a little baffling at first – and that's charging. The reason why it sounds more complicated than it should is because there are a number of different ways of doing it. But the good news is that all of them are simple and straightforward once you understand how they work. In this video, Nicki shows you the different ways in which you can charge the battery on an electric car – from the fastest to the slowest.
Hyundai IONIQ Named Best Electric Family Car
The Hyundai IONIQ Electric has been named the best Electric Family Car at the first ever What Car? Electric Car Awards.
What Car? experts praised the IONIQ’s technology, drivability, equipment and value, saying ‘IONIQ Electric makes the transition to zero-emissions as easy as possible’.
Latest award follows IONIQ being named UK’s most highly rated car in the Honest John Customer Satisfaction Index.
* important information
Range is dependent on ambient temperate, battery state of charge and condition, driving style, vehicle payload, vehicle electronics and heating and climate settings.
Our vehicles are homologated according to the current European legislation on the basis of the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The results of the tests are published for comparison purposes. Real fuel consumptions, emissions and electric range will be different and will vary according to driving conditions, driving styles, types of routes and the standard of maintenance of the vehicle.
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and electric driving efficiency are combined weighted figures
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