Strong Efficiency Performers Show Hyundai Commitment to Green Cars

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when some people considered hybrids and EVs nothing more than an industry fad. From the get-go there were major concerns that hybrids would be unattractive, that they would not have the ability to manage more than meager performance. There was as concern that EVs would never be viable because the ranges were too short. Hydrogen fuel cell models would not be possible without the right infrastructure of fueling stations.

While all these things were valid concerns at the time, Hyundai is working slowly and steadily toward debunking some of those issues by introducing green vehicle technology in vehicles that are stylish and strong performers.

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata, for example, comes in both hybrid and plug-in hybrid iterations. Both models make in the arena of 200 horsepower despite their hybrid drivetrains, and both offer combined EPA-estimated MPG ratings that would make any efficiency lover blush.

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq, however, has been the star among green Hyundai cars the last couple of years, in large part because it was the first model to offer three different ultra-efficient drivetrain options: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric. The hybrid's combined EPA numbers fall just short of 60 MPG, while the plug-in hybrid can make up to 119 MPGe. Meanwhile, the electric model boasts a range of 124 miles on a single charge, making it much more than just a vehicle for daily commuting.

Here at Hall Hyundai Elizabeth City, we love selling efficient vehicles to our customers, and we cannot wait for more of them to make their way to our facility in the coming months and years. Customers in and around Nags Head, NC are lucky to have these options, and we are lucky to sell them.

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