Hyundai Motors UK has just been named Electric Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year at the annual GreenFleet Awards for their Kona Electric and IONIQ Electric models.
The 2019 Kona Electric, the latest fully-electric model from Hyundai Motors, features an EPA rated range of 258 miles and is capable of accelerating from zero to 62 mph in 7.6 seconds. According to Hyundai, the Kona Electric, which currently retails for £32,845 (approximately $41,916), “brings together the very latest in battery electric powertrain and connected technology.”
The 2019 IONIQ Electric, member of the IONIQ family and the world’s first car to be offered with three different electrified powertrains—hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric—offers up to 174 miles of zero emissions range. The IONIQ Electric currently retails for £26,745 (approximately $34,132).
Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai Motor UK President and CEO, stated:
“Hyundai Motor has made a conscious effort to become a leader in electrified technology, so it gives me great pleasure to see the brand recognised by the GreenFleet Awards. Our electric offerings, including Kona and IONIQ, represent extremely good value for money, are packed full of the latest technology and come as standard with the peace-of-mind that’s afforded by Hyundai’s five-year unlimited mileage and 8 Year or 125,000 mile high voltage battery warranty. These models are just the start of Hyundai’s electric story, and I look forward to sharing with you all the exciting innovations we have coming over the next five years and beyond.”
Angela Pisanu, Editor of GreenFleet, later added:
“Hyundai is making electric mobility accessible to the masses with its IONIQ and KONA models. They are attractive, safe, affordable, practical, and crucially, offer excellent range, with the KONA capable of 300 miles and IONIQ 173 miles. For this reason, they are the worthy winner of our EV Manufacturer of the Year Award.”
Hyundai Motors continues to invest in low emissions technology, launching the NEXO Fuel Cell Vehicle in early 2019, and a total of 18 electrified models by 2025.