The Hyundai Ioniq was recently named as the “Best Green Technology” for businesses by judges at the 2017 BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards in the UK. The fact that the Ioniq is available as either an all-electric car, a plug-in hybrid, or a conventional hybrid was a primary factor in the decision.
In other words, the flexibility of the drivetrain options makes the Ioniq particularly appealing to businesses, according to the judges, as there’s an option there for nearly everybody (every fleet operator).
To put that another way, fleet operators that need a car that can function well without a plug have an option (the hybrid); those that want something for short-range, mostly local use have an option (the fully electric); and those that want something in between those two choices have an option (the plug-in hybrid).
The press release on the matter provides more: “Hyundai Motor’s Fleet team worked hard to ensure the IONIQ is as competitive as possible for fleets. The IONIQ Electric is best-in-class for service, maintenance and repair costs, with the lowest prices at both the 3yr/30,000-mile and 5yr/50,000-mile points. Vehicle benefit tax for the pure-electric model is just 7%, which means the cost for company car users starts from £405 per year — just £33.75 per month.”
The President and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, Tony Whitehorn, commented: “The choice of three electrified powertrains in IONIQ represents a world first for fleet decision-makers, so it’s great to see that endorsed by industry experts. IONIQ is enabling new opportunities for Hyundai with business car users in the UK, and we’ve already seen orders surpassing expectations in the first half of 2017.”
This news follows not too long after the Hyundai Ioniq’s selection as the “Best Plug-in Car” at the Fleet News Awards.
As a reminder, the next model year of the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq is expected to feature a much improved range — which will no doubt make the offering that much more attractive to those looking to completely back away from petrol/gas and diesel powered cars.
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