Technically they are - but in a limited manner. During deceleration (braking or downhill driving), kinetic energy generated by the electric motor charges the battery. However, without a petrol engine to drive the car, no regeneration can take place. The electricity harvested can reduce your petrol consumption by up to 20%, depending on your driving style. Typical hybrids can travel in full EV mode at low speeds of 5 – 15 km/h for distances of 5 – 12 km. Motorways or long commutes do not suit hybrids and you may in fact get better fuel economy from diesel engines.
If you typically drive up to 400 km per day, a Kona Electric with a range of up to 449 km may currently be the right choice for you. The IONIQ EV with a range of 312 km may be the right choice for others. Consider also that most EV owners charge overnight in their driveway, giving them a full charge in the morning at with a 70% - 80% saving on petrol and diesel costs. Petrol or hybrid engines may suit you for lower mileage driving if you don’t have access to a driveway for charging an electric car, don’t want to rely on public charging points or perhaps simply aren’t yet ready to make the move to electric.
With the latest Euro 6 technology and lower emissions, diesel engines are greener than ever before. If you do a lot of motorway or long-distance driving, diesel may be the best option for you. The latest diesel engines are much more efficient than in the past, outperforming many petrol or hybrid engines. With all engine types available, our Hyundai Dealers can advise on which option works best for your needs.
Find a Hyundai model made for your journey below.
The next generation of zero emissions cars.
Conveniently charge your car at home – charge overnight and leave in the morning with up to a 449 km driving range.
By choosing an EV, you’re helping to reduce air pollution from exhaust emissions.View all Hyundai Electric Range
Reduce your petrol consumption by up to 20%.
During deceleration (braking or downhill driving), kinetic energy generated by the electric motor charges the battery. However, without a petrol engine to drive the car, no regeneration can take place.
The electricity harvested can reduce your petrol consumption by up to 20%, depending on your driving style.View all Hyundai Hybrid Range
Eco-friendlier than ever before with Euro 6 rated engines.
Avail of the most environmentally friendly petrol engines created by Hyundai Motor Group.
Our latest 1.0 downsized turbocharged petrol engines offer more power with increased efficiency - fitted with a GPF (Gasoline Particulate Filter) to lower emissions.
The latest C02 Reduction technology.
Cutting edge Fuel Reduction technology.View all Hyundai Petrol Range
Lower emissions. Greener. The future of diesel.
The latest Euro 6 diesel engine technology.
Lower NOx: all Hyundai diesel-powered cars are fitted with AdBlue® technology. The use of AdBlue® can cut up to 90% of harmful Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions that a diesel car produces.
Many new diesel engines have lower CO2 than some petrol or hybrid engines.
For higher-mileage drivers, diesel may still be the lowest CO2 option available.View all Hyundai Diesel Range
62 km pure EV driving with a Petrol engine for extended range.
Improved battery for greater range.
The best of both worlds with up to 62 km of pure electric driving with a supporting petrol engine.
Average fuel consumption of 1.1l/100km or 256mpg.
No range anxiety.View all Hyundai Plug-In Hybrid Range
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