Hyundai unveils its first electric car
The BlueOn can run 140 kilometres on a single charge and features a maximum speed of 130 kilometres per hour, it said. 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, Hyundai said.
Hyundai said it was early to say in which markets the BlueOn would be launched first. "We are taking a baby step. There is no infrastructure such as charging stations in Korea and many other countries," a spokesperson said.