Hyundai unveils i10 electric car

Hyundai Motor unveiled its first electric car in South Korea and plans mass production of the vehicles in 2012. The new i10 will also get the same face as the electric car and will shown at the 2010 Paris motor show later this month.

The BlueOn based on its i10 hatchback, will be powered by batteries made by SK Energy with a capacity of 16.4 kilowatts per hour. The BlueOn can run 140 kilometres on a single charge and features a maximum speed of 130 kilometres per hour.

Hyundai will produce and supply a small number of electric vehicles to government agencies this year and next before commencing sales to the general public in 2012, by which it plans to manufacture 2,500 units.

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