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Old 6th September 2009, 12:07   #1
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Default Hyundai i10 Electric-Frankfurt debut,on sale in 2010.

I came across this article on Zigwheels and I was very surprised to find no information on this regard on TBHP. Maybe I haven't looked enough. Mods, if such a thread already exists, please merge.

Hyundai is coming up with an eco friendly version of its i10 called the i10 Blue Drive. This car will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September. As per the article, this car will run on an electric motor producing 49kW & a 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack. On paper, this is stated to give the i10 a range of 160kms on a full charge.

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Hyundai has launched an all-electric version of its i10 city car ahead of its first public appearance at the Frankfurt motor show later this month.

The zero-emission Hyundai i10 Electric will be available to lease in the firm’s native Korea from the second half of 2010 before going into full production in 2012.

The i10 Electric marks a change in strategy for Hyundai, which has previously distanced itself from producing all-electric vehicles in favour of hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell technology.

“We were going to do hybrid cars as a bridge before hydrogen technology really took off,” said a source. “But we recognise there is a future now in electric technology.”

Another reason for the sudden launch of the electric i10, which has been developed in “months” according to one executive, is the introduction of tax incentives for electric cars in Seoul. Previously there were no fiscal stimuli for such cars but this has now changed and Hyundai is keen to take advantage of this.

The i10 Electric’s power comes from a 49kw electric motor and a 16kw lithium-ion polymer battery, which has been developed with LG. Lithium-ion polymer batteries are lighter and more durable than more common nickel hydride batteries, offering a 30 per cent weight drop, 40 per cent volume drop and 12 per cent efficiency boost. The batteries and motor are kept cool by an electric water pump.

One of the i10 electric’s main selling points is its fast charge system, which can charge up the battery to 85 per cent capacity in 15 minutes from a 413V power source. A full 100 per cent charge takes up to five hours.

The i10 Electric can achieve 100 miles on a single charge. Its top speed is 80mph and 0-62mph occurs in 15 secs. The electric motor produces 155lb ft of torque.

The car is likely to be available on a lease only basis for the foreseeable future due to the large costs of the batteries. The unit used in the i10 electric costs 10,000 euro, which is more than the price of a basic i10.

However, lithium-ion polymer batteries last longer and hold their charge better than other battery types so should need replacing less often than in other electric cars. They are also easier to dispose of due to their smaller weight and size.

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Hyundai i10 Electric: World Debut for Mini EV at Frankfurt Show, Goes on Sale in 2010 - Carscoop
This is our first look at Hyundai's all-new i10 Electric that will be making its world premiere at this month's Frankfurt Motor Show. The zero emission electric mini is not a concept but a production ready vehicle that is scheduled to go on sale in South Korea in the second half of 2010. Based on the five-door i10 hatchback, the EV is motivated by a 49kW / 65HP electric motor and a 16kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that has been co-developed with Korea's LG.

Hyundai promises a driving range of around 100 miles or 160 kilometers and a top speed of over 80 mph or 130 km/h for its all-electric mini car.

The i10 Electric accommodates dual recharging cycles: a 220V household current which the company says is slower but potentially beneficial if the recharging is performed during off-peak hours when utility rates are lower plus a 415V industrial-strength current which promises to charge the battery much faster.

More specifically, Hyundai said that under the 415V quick cycle, the battery can be replenished to 85 percent of its capacity within 15 minutes while under the normal cycle with a 220V household power source, a full 100 percent charge will take around five hours.
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So a Reva rival at last? And one that is actually practical too. Wonder how much it costs though...
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Will be real fun to watch it compete with the Vista EV, which of course is supposed to arrive in '10
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Hyundai showcased it’s concern for the environment by unveiling it’s first ever green car at the Auto Expo 2010 recently held at Pragati Maidan New Delhi. It was first shown at Frankfurt auto show in 2009.

The all new i10 is an electric car with zero emission (zero carbon footprint). The car gets it’s power from a 49 KW/65 bhp/66.6 PS electric motor

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