Hyundai Motor unveils S. Korea's first electric bus for commercial use

By Park Sae-jin Posted : May 25, 2017, 13:45 Updated : May 25, 2017, 13:45

[Courtesy of Hyundai Motor]

 Hyundai Motor unveiled South Korea's first electric bus called " Elec City " capable of traveling up to 290 kilometers (179 miles) on a single charge. Commercial production will begin next year.

The 27-seat bus, displayed at a commercial vehicle exhibition on Thursday, is powered by a 256 kilowatt-per-hour battery. It takes 67 minutes to recharge the lithium-ion polymer battery. Starting with Elec City , Hyundai vowed to speed up the development of eco-friendly commercial vehicles.

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