As the automobile industry seems to be breaking technology records and the nations of the world are working to reduce gas emissions, Hyundai reveals the electric IONIQ.
- Ioniq is the first plug-in hybrid, fully electric car
- The design is similar to Mercedes and Audi cars
- Hyundai is also investing in autonomous cars technology
We know that self-driving cars are all the rage now, but it’s going to take a while until the hit the market and even when that happens the chances of buyers being numerous are quite slim, as the cars will probably be pretty expensive. So, until then, let’s keep our heads out of the clouds and look for some of the great vehicles that are more down to Earth.
One of these vehicles is, or better said, will be, as it hasn’t been launched yet, the Ioniq. This car is made by Hyundai and it is a fully electric car, which has the design of a sedan-coupe combination.
This is the first vehicle in the world that can be called either a hybrid, or pug-in hybrid or a fully electric car. What’s makes it different from other hybrid cars such as the Toyota Prius is that it offers different levels of green, similar to how traditional cars come with different petrol/diesel engines. However, the similarity stops here as you don’t have to purchase different cars for different levels of green, but one vehicle will make the differences.
Besides the obvious benefits of an electric car, Hyundai also points out the beautiful design of the car, which also makes it more aerodynamic and very similar to the most popular and elegant European cars such as the ones made by Audi or Mercedes. On the inside, the materials used are eco-friendly so the whole car would be made with love for the environment.
However, if you’re still convinced that autonomous cars are going to be the best option in the future, Hyundai doesn’t disappoint. Together with Kia, the company is investing in self-driving cars technology and they will be soon testing autonomous vehicles on the public roads of Nevada, where they manage to secure a license.
By the companies’ estimations, they will start commercializing semi-autonomous cars by 2020 and fully autonomous cars somewhere around 2030. Until then, we can enjoy the Hyunday Ioniq, a vehicle that will help us take more care of our environment.
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