When Hyundai unveiled the i10 electric at the Frankfurt Motor Show last fall, it said the zero-emission hatchback would go on sale in South Korea in the second half of 2010. This plan is still in effect, and now more details are trickling out. The electric vehicle will be partially made in India, which makes sense since that's where the standard, gasoline-powered small i10 is made and the only place where Hyundai builds the little hatch. Initial sales of the i10 electric will be limited to government agencies, a company spokesperson told the Detroit Free Press. The i10 electric gets a 100-mile range from a 16 kWh battery and a 49 kW motor. It is Hyundai's first pure electric vehicle.
[Source: Detroit Free Press]