It seems that the 2020s is the decade of electrified vehicles as more and more brands expand their portfolios to include electric and hybrid vehicles as well as other alternative fuel options. Hyundai arguably leads the pack with its portfolio of nine accessible, alternative fuel vehicles, with more to come in the future. We think you should jump onto the electric vehicle (EV) train today, and in this article, we’ll show you why. Read on for the lowdown on electrified vehicles, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and all of Hyundai’s offerings available here at Allen Turner Hyundai in Penascola, Florida.
There’s a reason EVs are more popular than ever before. In fact, there are several, including the positive environmental impact, cost savings on gas, and better overall performance. The environmental impact of EVs is undeniable as we suffer the effects of climate change; without the harmful emissions from a gasoline-powered engine, owners of EVs are able to reduce their personal carbon footprint as well as the pollution released into the air.
EVs save not just the environment but also money. Gasoline prices fluctuate, often into a pricier and pricier territory, and having an EV allows you to rely less (or not at all) on gas, thus lowering your overall expenses. Plus, an EV can often get you further than a tank of gas while giving you a smoother, quieter ride. Some states even offer tax incentives and other benefits for owning an EV, and more are likely to follow the trend in upcoming years.
In the world of electrified vehicles, there are in fact three different variations: fully electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid. Each version uses different ratios of fuel and electricity to power their engines, and your choice will likely depend on your personal preference. While fully electric options are — you guessed it — powered completely on electricity, hybrids merge the convenience and efficiency of electric technology with the power capabilities of traditional gasoline-powered engines.
With similar names, it can be easy to confuse hybrids and plug-in hybrids. However, there’s a distinct difference between the two: where a hybrid vehicle uses electricity as a supplementary power source to gasoline, particularly when driving at slower speeds, a plug-in hybrid is much closer to a purely electric engine and allows you to manually switch between hybrid and fully electric modes, with the ability to plug in your vehicle to charge it just like a fully electric one.
Across its eight electrified vehicles, Hyundai offers a range of options in format, price, and capability. Though some of its offerings, such as the IONIQ, are revolutionary, fully electric designs, others are more practical introductions to the electrified world, such as the hybrid TUCSON SUV or the ELANTRA sedan. Read on for an overview of each option that’s available in Hyundai’s portfolio.
Older models of the Hyundai IONIQ came in all three variations: fully electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid. Nowadays, the line is fully electric. This luxurious vehicle comes in both a sedan and a hatchback SUV and is completely futuristic in both its appearance and function. Every vehicle in the IONIQ family has an eye-catching, streamlined silhouette and offers powerful performance capabilities, such as a maximum range of 361 miles on a single charge and ultra-fast charging speeds. The starting MSRP for an IONIQ 5 SUV is $41,450, while the MSRP for an IONIQ 6 sedan starts at $41,600.
The KONA is Hyundai’s fully electric SUV offering adventure at its core. Outside, it has a streamlined appearance similar to an IONIQ, but the compact KONA SUV is designed for slightly tougher terrain and has features that are focused on endurance rather than luxury. The KONA is a more affordable option than the IONIQ line, with a starting MSRP of $33,550 for its 2023 model year.
The Hyundai TUCSON SUV is available in both hybrid and plug-in hybrid formats. This SUV features HTRAC all-wheel drive as standard in both variations and achieves up to 38 combined mpg, making it incredibly fuel-efficient, especially when compared to an entirely gas-powered vehicle. The plug-in hybrid in particular allows you to drive up to 33 miles using exclusively electric power. The TUCSON Hybrid starts at $31,350, whereas the TUCSON Plug-In Hybrid starts at $37,300.
The Hyundai SANTA FE is a rugged, family-oriented SUV available in both hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. This model, like the TUCSON, offers HTRAC all-wheel drive as standard on all models and has an impressive fuel efficiency rating of up to 36 mpg in the city. With a ton of high-tech features available, such as remote smart parking assist, the SANTA FE is an SUV solidly situated in the futuristic present. The plug-in hybrid model starts at $42,110, while the hybrid model starts at $35,910.
The Hyundai ELANTRA is a sleek sedan available in a hybrid format. One of two sedans in the electrified portfolio, it takes a much bolder, more futuristic direction with its appearance. It’s the slightly more fuel-efficient option of the two, achieving up to 56 mpg on the highway. It’s also the more affordable option, with a starting MSRP of $24,550.
Last but certainly not least in Hyundai’s electrified portfolio, the SONATA is a hybrid sedan that’s much less flashy but no less beautiful than the ELANTRA in appearance. With a coupe-inspired design, the SONATA has a luxurious side on top of its wealth of safety features. It also offers great performance, producing up to 192 horsepower. The SONATA Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $28,250.
There’s no denying it — electrified vehicles are here to stay, and Hyundai has every option available that you might desire, from luxurious performance cars to practical family-friendly wheels. To inquire about which electrified vehicles we currently have in stock, or even to take one for a test drive yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us here in Pensacola, Florida, to find the ultimate EV you’ve been looking for.