What exactly is an EV?

To put it simply, EV stands for electric vehicle. When you think about EV’s, you are probably thinking of a Battery ElectricVeh icle (BEV), anautomobile that runs purely on electricity and uses a rechargeable battery to power an electric motor. Yet there are actually several types of electrified powertrains available on the market today. BEV’s, as mentioned, are fully electric, yet there are also vehicles t hat combine anelectric motor with a conventional internal combustion engine to create a Hybrid. Hyundai is currently the only manufacturer to offer allmajor electrified powertrains in production cars: Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Plug in Hybrid ElectricVehicle (PHEV) and Hydrogen Fuel Cell electric vehicle (FCEV
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What kind of electrified vehicle suits me best?

When you're considering purchasing a vehicle with some form of electrified powertrain, there are a few decisions that you will need to think about before taking the leap. You need to be sure that the vehicle you purchase matches to your lifestyle and your needs.

The first decision that you'll need to make is whether to buy a Hybrid (HEV), Plug in Hybrid (PHEV) or to go full electric and buy a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). When considering this, think about your driving habits and lifestyle. Do you live in the city and only use your car for shorter trips to work and around town? Do you have access to charging stations at work or at home? If you answer yes to either of these questions, then you could consider going all in and getting yourself a BEV. For the best of both worlds, a PHEV can provide electric only power for short commutes, with the flexibility of having a conventional petrol or diesel engine for longer distance driving. If you live in a rural area or simply want to use electric power to go farther on a litre of petrol, then a Hybrid might be the right choice.

The Hyundai IONIQ is available with three different electrified power trains (HEV, PHEV and BEV)and if you're looking for an SUV you can choose from the KONA Electric or KONA Hybrid. It s never been easier to find the perfect electrified vehicle depending on your personal preference and driving style, how far you drive and if you have charging possibilities at home or work.
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How far can I drive?

Just as there are a range of factors that affect an ICE’s fuel efficiency, the total electric driving range will be affected by the size of the battery, your driving style, the outside temperature, any passengers you are carrying and more. With the largest battery option, the KONA Electric has a total range of 449km (WLTP). That’s enough to get you from Frankfurt to Munich, or from Florence to Rome.  

Planning a road trip with an EV? If you are driving a full-electric vehicle, it’s important to plan your route ahead of time, so you can have a nice cup of coffee at a rest stop that has high-speed DC Fast charging stations. And to make it easy, on-board systems like Hyundai’s Live Services show you real-time charging station information such as location, connector types and availability so you can find a charge quickly and easily.

The IONIQ Plug-in can drive about 50 kilometres on electric power alone before switching over to the petrol engine, more than the average European commute!

As with a conventional automobile, another important deciding factor to the range of your EV is your driving style. The faster and more aggressive you drive, the quicker the battery will be depleted. In addition, if you are driving up steep inclines, the EV will require more power and the battery will need to be charged earlier.