Hyundai in the UK has signalled its commitment to electric cars by joining ‘Go Ultra Low’, the government and industry-backed campaign to promote the use of low emissions vehicles.
Hyundai joins Audi, BMW, Kia, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen in the consortium of industry-leading vehicle manufacturers committed to raising public awareness of ultra low emission cars and vans in the UK.
Today, there are more than 35 plug-in models available to UK motorists – four times the number on the market just five years ago – with more new versions set to be launched this year. The launch of the Hyundai IONIQ Electric adds to an ever increasing range of electric cars to suit almost every lifestyle.
2016 was a record year for electic car registrations, with 36,907 hitting the UK’s roads, up 29% on 2015. This increase brings the total number of EVs registered to more than 87,000 and if this rate of growth contines, Go Ultra Low predicts that there could be in excess of 100,000 ultra-low emission cars on our roads by mid-2017.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, said:
“Becoming part of the Go Ultra Low campaign demonstrates how seriously Hyundai Motor takes low-emission motoring. Our IONIQ EV is already making waves in the plug-in market, while our ix35 Fuel Cell is the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered car. Both these vehicles demonstrate our commitment to care for our customers, providing innovative, technology-packed cars that enhance their lives while benefiting wider society.”
The Hyundai IONIQ range is set to expand with the arrival of a Plug-In Hybrid variant in July 2017.