Hyunday BLUE-WILL Hybrid Concept First Photos
While the term "green", used to set nature lovin' vehicles apart from their uncaring counterparts, is slowly washing away, manufacturers came up with a new definition for the Captain Planet era cars: blue.
The hybrid uses PET soft drinks bottles as the main material for the headlamp bezels, while bio-degradable bio-plastics (made from plant extracts) have been used for the interior. The engine cover is made of a bio-plastic called PA11, while the panoramic roof features integrated sensitized solar cells, to add to the battery's efficiency.
Hyundai, together with its brother Kia, will be one of the first manufacturers to use Lithium Ion Polymer for the hybrid. As for mass production, this type of battery technology will be first seen on the Elantra LPI hybrid, set to go on sale on the Korean market in July. Additional details about the Hyundai BLUE -WILL hybrid concept will become available after the event starts, but as we are already used to by now, we will probably see new specs even sooner.