Hyundai has been fast to embrace the eco-vehicle future with a growing range of all-electric and hybrid vehicles that feature on lists of the best electric cars and best hybrid cars available in Australia today. There’s a Hyundai for every lifestyle—whether you’re going all-electric or just testing the eco-friendly waters with an emissions-reducing hybrid engine. From hatchbacks like the Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Hybrid to the super-fun Hyundai Kona Electric and Hybrid small SUV, Hyundai brings affordable eco-technology to the masses.
Hyundai Kona has been turning heads for its striking exterior looks and funky interior styling since launching in 2017. Even more impressive? Hyundai Kona Electric is a 5-seater, full-electric small SUV that delivers a whopping driving range of up to 484 km on a single charge, alongside cutting-edge technology and the latest safety features like blind-spot warning, lane-keeping assistance and smart cruise control. Hyundai Kona Electric also comes with DC fast charging support for public charging stations, the capability to charge at home with a domestic socket, and automatic scheduling of charging at off-peak times through the car’s multimedia system. It takes 54 minutes to charge to 80% at a public charging station or about 28 hours for a full charge at home.
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a full-electric hatchback with plenty of style and substance. Not only does the 5-seater produce zero emissions for a range of 311 km, but it’s also made of eco-friendly materials. Sugar-cane by-products, recycled plastic, powdered wood and volcanic stone are used to produce the eco-friendly plastics used on interior surfaces, and bio-fabrics are used for carpets and headlining. The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is equipped with SmartSense safety technology features such as forward collision avoidance assist that uses front radar sensors and cameras to monitor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists in front of you.
Not quite ready for full-electric? The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has you covered with its hybrid engine model. Delivering impressive acceleration from the 104 kW engine and a fuel efficiency of 3.9 L/100 km, the 5-seater hatchback is designed for superior driving performance and comfort with cutting-edge technology included as standard. Safety features include rear cross-traffic collision warning, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assistance, and blind-spot collision warning. Another safety feature is driver attention warning where driving alerts will appear on the dash screen if the car detects erratic steering, sudden braking or that you’re not staying within your lane.
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
Need even more flexibility than a hybrid? Hyundai Ioniq is also offered with a plug-in hybrid electric engine for charging from a domestic socket at home or public charging station, as well as charging while driving including through regenerative braking. Packed with the same features as the full-electric and hybrid models, plug-in hybrid technology gives you an extra opportunity to lower emissions through electric-only driving where possible. With the 3.3 kW AC charger set up at home, the Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid can have its battery recharged in about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Any one of these Hyundai electric or hybrid vehicles will offer the driver a safe, affordable and stylish introduction into more eco-friendly driving. You can browse Hyundai’s all-electric and hybrid vehicle range on Gumtree.