South Korea’s largest automaker Hyundai Motor Co. on Thursday unveiled its all-electric bus Elec City which will hit the roads from next year.
The bus was showcased at its newly opened studio in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province.
The outcome of an eight-year-long research and development (R&D) is powered by a 256 kilowatt-per hour (kwh) polymer battery to travel 290 kilometers (180 miles) on a single charge that takes 67 minutes for a charge. It can carry 27 passengers.
Hyundai Motor vowed to bolster the fuel efficiency of commercial vehicles by 30 percent and by 2020 introduce its own version of truck platooning, vehicle-to-vehicle innovation to operate trucks in close proximity through pre-set distance and wireless communication in the form of trains to improve highway safety and decrease truck fuel consumption.
By Woo Je-yoon
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