Hyundai Blue-On Fully Electric Car to Be Launched in Korea

Thursday 14 October 2010, 00:00 AM by Payal Pathak

Hyundai had showcased its fully electric car Blue On in South Korea last month. The car has gained lot of attention recently and now the Korean government is trying to set up proper infrastructure in the country to promote more eco-friendly cars. The little EV is equipped with a 16.4 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack but, other than the capacity, Hyundai hasn't announced details about the battery yet. The pack will probably come from LG Chem, which also supplies lithium polymer energy storage for the Sonata hybrid and Chevrolet Volt.

Hyundai Blue-On Fully Electric Car to Be Launched in Korea |

Hyundai has invested a total of about 40 billion Korean Won over a one year period to create BlueOn, which is based on Hyundai’s small hatchback, i10. The electric version of i10 was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009.

Hyundai says the BluEon name reflects an amalgam of the automaker's eco-friendly "Blue Drive" strategy and the term "Switch On. Power for the new BlueOn comes from an 81 horsepower electric motor that develops 155 lb.-ft. of torque. It's energized by a compact, lightweight 16.4 kWh lithium ion polymer (Li-Poly) battery pack developed by SK Energy that gives the car an 140 km range and a top speed of 129 kmph.

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