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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Hyundai i10 Electric Car
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Hyundai's i10 Electric Concept Car

FRANKFURT, GERMANY - In mid-September theirEarth photographed at the Frankfurt International Motor Show Hyundai's World Premiere of their i10 Electric concept car (see photograph). In this brief article, we outline the details that Hyundai provided about the car at their display. The Hyundai i10 electric car looked to be in remarkable prototype form in Frankfurt, but Hyundai hasn't yet formally announced when the i10 electric car will come to market. 

The i10 is a zero emissions car and is fully powered from a lithium-ion polymer battery pack. Using a commercial fast charger, Hyundai says that the i10 electric car can be charged in 15 minutes to the battery's 80% capacity. The i10 uses a single electric motor in the powertrain with an output power of 49 kW (67 hp). The Hyundai i10's range off a fully charged battery is 160 km or 100 miles.

Hyundai says that their i10 electric car will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 15 seconds and that the top speed of the concept model is 130 km/h (81.25 mph). Total vehicle weight is 1000 kg (approx. 2200 lbs).

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