Hyundai BlueOn Full Speed Electric Vehicle (FSEV) Introduced
The EV uses the i10 model as a base, measuring 3,585 mm in length, 1,595 mm in width and 1,540 mm in height.
The vehicle’s electric drive system includes an electric motor that delivers 83 hp and 210 Nm of torque and a 16.4 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery.
The BlueOn needs 13.1 seconds to reach 62 mph and offers a top speed of 81 mph (130 km/h). The vehicle has been fitted with a Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) that creates an artificial sound aimed at warning pedestrians that a vehicle is approaching.
The battery offers a driving range of 87 miles (140 km) and can reach a full charge status after six hours, if a standard 220V household outlet is used. Hyundai also offers a 380V fast charger that brings the battery’s charge level to 80 percent in 25 minutes. The driver can get the charging information via a new 4.2 inch LCD screen.
The project was finalized through a 40 billion won investment ($34,3 million or EUR26,9 million). Hyundai will offer a fleet of 30 BlueOn vehicles to the Korean Government for testing purposes and in order to help develop the country’s charging infrastructure. The company is planing to build 2,500 units of the vehicle by 2013.
“We are proud to introduce the world to BlueOn, which was fully developed in Korea and displays Hyundai’s latest technological advancements,” said Dr. Hyun-Soon Lee, Vice Chairman at Hyundai’s Corporate R&D Center.