- Hyundai Motor to start its first pure-electric car sharing programme in the Dutch city of Amsterdam
- By delivering 100 IONIQ Electric vehicles Hyundai Motor makes zero-emission driving available for the inhabitants of the Amsterdam metropolitan area
- The Hyundai IONIQ offers a practical driving range of 280 km on a single charge delivered by the 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
- Hyundai Motor will launch its first pure-electric car sharing programme in metropolitan Amsterdam in early October.
Consisting of 100 IONIQ Electric vehicles, the car sharing fleet further democratises e-mobility: as part of its global sustainability strategy for a cleaner future, Hyundai Motor makes zero-emission driving easily accessible to customers in the Dutch capital and its surroundings. The IONIQ Electric can travel 280 km on a single charge. With a 28-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery charged to 80% in only about 23 minutes, the IONIQ Electric provides great flexibility for users of car sharing platforms.
Hyundai Motor chose the Dutch capital for two reasons: Amsterdam offers one of the best charging infrastructures in Europe with over 2,200 public charging stations. Another key reason is the city’s target to become CO2 neutral by 2025 which resonates with Hyundai Motor’s sustainability strategy.
Our first pure-electric car sharing programme in Amsterdam is an important step for our brand to strengthen our leading position in the field of eco-mobility. Together with our New Generation Fuel Cell electric vehicle and further low-to-zero emission models to come onto the market in 2018, Hyundai Motor offers an unrivalled portfolio of eco-friendly cars with the broadest range in powertrains, making future mobility accessible for everyone.Thomas A. SchmidChief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe
The electric motor, capable of 88 kW (120 PS), delivers optimum driving dynamics by accelerating the car up to 165 km/h by the single-speed reducer transmission and instantly making available the maximum torque of 295 Nm. The Hyundai IONIQ Electric is part of the successful IONIQ line-up consisting of three different models. Hyundai Motor is the first car manufacturer to offer an electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain in one single body type. Since entering the market in autumn 2016, Hyundai Motor has sold more than 15,000 units of the IONIQ range.
More detailed information about the first car sharing programme of Hyundai Motor will be available on October 5, 2017 during the inauguration ceremony in Amsterdam.