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Hyundai i10 Electric Car To See Production in Late 2010 for South Korea
In brief: Hyundai introduced the concept for the i10 production model electric car at the 2009 show in Frankfurt and promised showroom delivery in late 2010. They're keeping that promise.
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The electric car will be partially built in India, mostly the body works and possibly the frame. The i10 gasoline version is built in India for sales there, so this makes perfect sense.
The batteries and drive train will be assembled and installed in South Korea, however, and the car will be exclusively sold there this year.
Initial sales will be to fleets and government agencies, but consumer sales are expected to follow within a year, probably as a 2011 model.
The i10 has a 100 mile range, a 49kW motor, 16kWh in batteries, and will be the first purely electric vehicle to come from Hyundai.
And so ...
European and North American sales are unlikely as the car is not generally built to crash test standards here.
Photo credits: Hyundai
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