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The Future Of Hyundai Electrification

Hyundai automakers are always striving toward a brighter future, which is why they have placed such emphasis in recent years on developing impressive Hyundai electric vehicles and hybrids. In fact, their goal is to have their entire lineup electrified in the next few years. Learn more about what we currently have to offer you in terms of EVs at Jim Ellis Hyundai Atlanta.

A Look at Different Types of Electrified Powertrains



Instead of an engine, your vehicle will be motivated by motors, which draw on energy from batteries. These vehicles come with a significantly longer electric range than plug-in hybrids or hybrids. For instance, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 is an electric five-seater SUV with four trim levels. The entry-level SE model has a 220-mile range,1 while a RWD Limited trim can allow you to travel up to 303 miles1 on a single charge. The Hyundai IONIQ 6, meanwhile, is a sedan that can get up to 361 miles1 on a single charge with the available Long Range battery.

Electric vehicles also provide drivers with instant acceleration and nimble handling on the road. They must be charged externally by plugging into a Level I, Level II, or Level III charging station. Level II chargers are often installed at homes, while Level III public stations help when you need a quick energy boost on the road. The IONIQ 5 is one of the quickest-charging EVs.

Plug-In Hybrid

This type of vehicle relies on a gas engine and a battery-powered motor to give you boosted fuel economy, although you’ll still need to stop by the pump occasionally. Their limited all-electric range distinguishes them from other hybrids, allowing you to perform nearby chores or travel a short commute without using gas. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid is one such example. It has an all-electric range of 30 miles2 and an overall EPA-estimated 76 MPGe (Combined).2



Hybrids primarily utilize gas engines, and their electric battery supplements are recharged solely using regenerative braking technology. This process relies on one-pedal driving. To slow down and stop, you take your foot off the gas. The electric motor in your vehicle runs backward, becoming a generator, which stores the energy it captures into a battery for your use.

Hybrid vehicles don’t have an all-electric range, but they’re generally more fuel-efficient than their gas-only counterparts. For some, one of the highlights of a hybrid might be that you don’t need to plug it in. The Hyundai Santa Fe comes in a hybrid version as well as its PHEV variant.

Fuel Cell

Fuel cell EVs recharge their batteries by utilizing a fuel cell stack that transforms liquid hydrogen into electricity. Instead of filling up a gas tank or charging your car, you refuel by topping up the hydrogen tank, which takes only a few minutes. This allows you to travel up to 380 miles3 with the Hyundai vehicle called NEXO Fuel Cell Blue. However, this vehicle is currently only available for purchase at select dealerships in California. We do hope to see it grace our lot in the future.

Fuel Cell

What Are the Advantages of Going Electric or Hybrid?

Greener vehicles are not only better for the planet, but they also help you save green, too, since you’ll no longer have to worry about filling up the gas tank so often – or at all, in the case of a fully electric model. Utilizing electricity to charge your vehicle instead is often significantly less expensive. Beyond this, some Hyundai electric vehicles come with complimentary charging at Electrify America fast-charging stations.4

If that’s not enough incentive, Hyundai electric vehicles don’t require services like oil changes, saving you time on auto maintenance. Some areas even allow solo drivers in EVs to utilize the carpool lane.

Plug-in hybrids and hybrids still require gas and oil changes, but they can give you impressive fuel economy ratings that can stop you from battling traffic to get to the gas station and then to work on time.

Find a Hyundai EV for You in Atlanta, GA

If you need a new ride, why not prioritize a vehicle that will save you time and money at the gas pump? We’d love to get you behind the wheel of an electric Hyundai vehicle in Atlanta. Stop by for a test drive or to ask any questions you might have about charging or maintenance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Electric vs. plug-in hybrid: What are the differences?

A plug-in hybrid vehicle relies on a gas engine and motor-and-battery architecture to propel drivers forward. While these vehicles offer a limited all-electric range that allows owners to complete short trips without gas, longer journeys require the use of both, though you will have impressive fuel economy. Electric vehicles have motors but no engine and a larger battery. Their electric range stretches for hundreds of miles.

Hybrid vs. plug-in hybrid: What are the differences?

Hybrid vehicles utilize regenerative braking technology to gently boost the fuel economy of a gas-powered vehicle. Plug-in hybrids have larger batteries that will need to be charged by plugging your car into an outlet. However, their MPGe rating is usually far superior to a normal hybrid, and they have a limited all-electric range, empowering drivers to go on short trips that don’t rely on using gas.

How many electrified vehicles does Hyundai have?

If you are looking for a Hyundai EV in Atlanta, you may have your choice of the IONIQ 6, IONIQ 5, or Kona Electric. For PHEVs, there is the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid and Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid. You also have Tucson Hybrid, Santa Fe Hybrid, Elantra Hybrid, and Sonata Hybrid as options. Discuss their differences with our team and take a test drive of your favorite.

1EPA-estimated 303 mile driving range for 2023 IONIQ 5 SE/SEL/Limited RWD; 266 mile driving range for IONIQ 5 SE/SEL/Limited AWD; 220 mile driving range for IONIQ 5 SE RWD (Standard Range); and 361 mile driving range for IONIQ 6 (Long Range). All figures are EPA estimates and based on a fully charged battery. For comparison purposes only. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. Actual range will vary based on a number of factors, including vehicle options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and outside temperature.

22023 SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid up to an EPA-estimated 30 mile All-Electric Range based on a fully charged battery pack and 76 combined MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric-mode operation. 33 Combined MPG (gas). All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and outside temperature.

32023 NEXO Fuel Cell Blue: 65 City/58 Hwy/61 Combined MPGe and 380-mile driving range. 2023 NEXO Fuel Cell Limited: 59 City/54 Hwy/57 Combined MPGe and 354-mile driving range. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage and range will vary based on driving conditions, driving habits, vehicle condition and other factors.

4For eligibility requirements and terms, see https://www.hyundaiusa.com/us/en/special-programs/electrify-america.

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