The concept of green cars has been more and more familiar, and one of the leaders in this segment is Hyundai, which is a pioneer for electric cars.
The evolution began when Hyundai released the 2009 Santa Fe line which was powered by a hybrid engine, then used fully electric power for the Ioniq, Nexo, and Kona lines. In fact, these three cars are highly accepted by the market compared to competitors in the same class.
Through those lines, Hyundai not only produces cars without pollution, but the materials used are taken from eco-friendly materials such as wood, fiber, and bioplastic.
There are many positive reasons why you should switch to an eco-friendly car. Apart from the environment, health aspects could be another reason to immediately switch to electric cars.
The price of electric cars is indeed higher than conventional cars, even in the same class. But this high cost is only issued at the beginning, the rest is free. If it is calculated the buying price, operational costs and maintenance costs, the result is that electric cars are actually cheaper.
Especially related to maintenance, eco-friendly cars do not need any maintenance. The engine configuration is different from a fuel-powered car. No need to change the oil, refill radiator and transmission fluid, and so on.
From a safety point, an eco-friendly car offers the exact same safety features as fuel-powered cars. So, you don't have to worry when switching to an electric car for the first time.
Hyundai provides a number of important safety features such as Lane Keeping Assist to keep the car on track, Driver Attention Alert to warn the driver, and Front Collision Warnings to anticipate accidents.
Eco-friendly cars are just as comfortable as conventional cars. Depending on the configuration, comfort is usually related to the interior design and driving experience.
Hyundai offers three different lines to fit your needs. The Ioniq is available in the form of a sedan, while the Nexo takes a form of an SUV, and the Kona uses a compact SUV design.
Electric cars are available in different configurations with different dimensions. Sedans are more suitable for office workers in urban areas. For SUVs, this eco-friendly car offers wider capabilities which are suitable as a family car. This type of SUV is ideal for all terrain.
The engine of an electric car is different from a car in general. Each car is equipped with a battery as a power storage with different capacities, depending on the series.
The electric car is not measured by MPG, but the distance traveled on a single full charge. With a larger storage capacity, the car can reach even further.
It was mentioned that Ioniq, Nexo, and Kona are the most popular eco-friendly car lines from Hyundai. But these are just 3 of the 18 cars that Hyundai plans to produce by the end of 2025.
Ioniq can be said as the breakthrough point from Hyundai for the eco-friendly car segment. Released in 2016, Ioniq seems to be an icon for electric cars in the sedan category. Ioniq produces no emissions, and this is good news for the environment.
The best characteristic of Ioniq is manufactured from recycled materials for some parts, while other parts use biodegradable materials.
The interior of the Ioniq is quite impressive with a 10-inch monitor, heated seats, ambient lights, plus top-class security features that make the Ioniq seem luxurious for everyday use.
Due to the success of the Ioniq for the sedan line, Hyundai has released an SUV car in the Nexo. This is the second generation of FCEV cars, fuel cell electric vehicle. Using the upgraded i35 platform, the Nexo is able to cover up to 800 km on a single charge, the best in the class.
Nexo seems to be a highlight that Hyundai is fully committed to save the environment. Even during the production process, Hyundai only uses natural oil from soybean seeds. The result, Nexo is unique without ignoring the principle of environmental sustainability.
Recently, Hyundai released the Kona as a compact SUV class for the European segment. Besides the eco-friendly aspects, Kona comes with a more progressive look as a compact SUV. Hyundai released the Kona in two versions.
The standard version is equipped with a 39 kWh battery capacity that covers 300 km on a single charge, while the flagship has a 64 kWh battery capacity to cover a distance of 470 km.
Hyundai uses wood as a raw material to make plastic on the dashboard and inner door handles. This makes some Kona components recyclable.
This car offers a different perspective for the green car segment. The Sonata seems to display a silhouette with a dramatic look that stands out in its class. The upper hood of the car is equipped with a solar panel system which increases the vehicle mileage.
The battery will always be charged once the solar panel is exposed to sunlight. The Sonata is equipped with heated seats, a 10-inch monitor, and other entertainment features. The sonata's safety features are one of the best in its class, making this eco-friendly car a worthy choice for everyday needs.