http://insideevs.com/hyundai-sonata-phe ... rding-epa/Hyundai Sonata PHEV Gets Up To 27 Miles Of Electric Range, According To EPA
In terms of maximum electric range, the Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is quite the over-achiever.
When Hyundai first announced the Sonata PHEV, the automaker listed its electric range at up to 22 miles. A few months later, Hyundai revised that figure to up to 24 miles. Now, with official EPA testing complete, the maximum electric range, from its 9.8 kWh LG Chem battery pack with a lifetime warranty, is listed at 27 miles. . . .
Its composite MPG figures are as follows:
Additionally, the Sonata PHEV has an impressive total range of 600 miles, a figure that beats all other plug-in hybrids available in the U.S. for 2016. . . .
http://www.autoblog.com/2015/10/07/hyun ... ric-range/Hyundai Sonata PHEV will go 27 miles on electric power
99 MPGe Figure Is Also Better Than Forecast
GRA wrote:The primary need to make PHEVs (and BEVs) mainstream is to get the prices down, and the way to do that at the moment is with the smallest battery that large numbers of people find useful.
evnow wrote:GRA wrote:The primary need to make PHEVs (and BEVs) mainstream is to get the prices down, and the way to do that at the moment is with the smallest battery that large numbers of people find useful.
Marginal price per extra kWh until 16 kWh is almost zero (if not -ve). It makes sense to put in 16 kWh battery because of this.
GRA wrote:Only if said battery doesn't seriously cramp cargo/passenger space, or limit the car in other ways.
evnow wrote:GRA wrote:Only if said battery doesn't seriously cramp cargo/passenger space, or limit the car in other ways.
Right - so it is not about the cheapest battery.
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/11 ... aphev.html2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid coming to market with EPA-estimated 27-mile electric range; starts at $34,600
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/07/20180719-hyundai.htmlHyundai lowers entry price, bumps all-electric range on new 2018 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
The new PHEV model adopts the same distinctive design of the recently released Sonata gasoline and Hybrid models while delivering 28 miles (45 km) of all-electric range (vs. 27 miles in the outgoing model). The starting price for the 2018 Sonata Hybrid Plug-In is $33,250, a $1,350 reduction from the 2017 model.
The price of Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited model increases by $250, but now comes with all these new features:
Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detectionThe vehicle qualifies for a $4,919 Federal Tax Credit along with other state-level incentives. The 2018 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is available now at Hyundai dealerships.
LED Headlights with Dynamic Bending Light
Lane Keep Assist
Driver Attention Alert
Heated steering wheel
Wireless charging pad for Qi-compatible devices
Second row USB port
The 2018 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid’s efficient 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine and the 50 kW (67 HP) electric motor are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission for a more familiar and natural operation feel. . . .
The 9.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery system is more than five times larger than the Sonata Hybrid’s battery and can be charged using a 240V Level 2 charging station in two hours and 42 minutes. Sonata Plug-in Hybrid’s battery can also be charged overnight using the Level 1 charger equipped with the vehicle. . . .
The Sonata Plug-In Hybrid’s interior has also been updated with a revised center stack area and instrument cluster that provides an improved sense of dimension while the steering wheel now has a sportier leather-wrapped three-spoke design.