Report: Hyundai and Kia planning to build 2,500 electric vehicles by 2012

Article by Christian A., on September 14, 2010

According to the latest reports from Automotive News, it appears that Kia Motors, a.k.a. the No.2 car manufacturer in South Korea, aims to produce 2,000 units of its new electric vehicles by 2012.

These words came from an executive at Kia’s affiliate Hyundai Motor, who also added that the upcoming vehicle will be based on company’s upcoming compact sports utility vehicle and will be rolled out in South Korea in December 2011.

As you may know already, Hyundai also unveiled last week the BlueOn, its first electric vehicle which is based on the i10 hatchback, and the Korean manufacturer wants to produce 500 units of this electric car starting in 2010.

"We plan to produce 2,000 electric vehicles based on Kia's upcoming cross utility vehicles (CUVs), and 500 BlueOns by 2012," said Hong John-hee, director of its parent Hyundai Motor Group's Electric Vehicle Development.

According to Hong, the two models will be sold to government organizations in South Korea by 2012, while the commercial sales will start in 2013. [via autonews - sub. required]

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Top Gear has revealed that for its “Stars in a Reasonably Fast Car” segment, it will now be using a slightly enhanced Toyota GT86, which in the U.S. market is...
by - March 24, 2017
Porsche is laying aside any plans of pushing another hybrid hypercar into their line-up -- at least not at this time. Oliver Blume, Porsche Global Chief confirmed in a recent...
by - March 24, 2017
Since 1993, Lexus has produced 4 generations of the Lexus GS, with the GS F amongst its newest member of the family. Unfortunately, rumors are also heating up that the...
by - March 24, 2017
In a leaked image following a presentation held in China, we learned that Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda will soon unveil 2 more new SUVs in China, resulting in a four-model...
by - March 24, 2017
McLaren is said to be designing the next generation of Sports Series, which could include a V6 hybrid among its powertrain options. It was earlier reported that the British automaker...
by - March 24, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries