Hyundai Electric Car

While much of the focus in electric cars recently has been on the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt, Hyundai is saying "Don't forget about us!"

Last year Hyundai unveiled its first electric car, called the "BlueOn."

Hyundai said it plans to build 2,500 of the small hatchbacks by the end of 2012.

"We are proud to introduce the world to BlueOn, which was fully developed in Korea and displays Hyundai's latest technological advancements," Lee Hyun-Soon, vice chairman of the automaker's research and development center, said at the time. "Consumers' interests and demand for eco-friendly cars are rising and securing such advanced technology is critical in becoming an industry leader."

That 2,500 sales number is just for South Korea. Hyundai said it is too early to discuss whether the car will be available in the United States and other countries.

The BlueOn has a maximum speed of 80 mph, and can go as far as 87 miles on a single charge.

Where does the name "BlueOn" come from? Well, Hyundai calls its eco-friendly technology program "Blue Drive." As far as the "on," that comes from "switch on," Hyundai said.

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