Hyundai has revealed
the first pictures of an innovative plug-in hybrid concept car. Due to
be revealed at the Seoul Motor Show which opens on April 2nd, the
“BLUE-WILL”, has exceptionally advanced technology crammed inside its
Recycled PET soft
drink bottles were used to make the material for the headlamp bezels
while use has also been made of bio-plastics: PLA for the interior while
PA11 was specified for the engine cover. These materials are made from
plants extract rather than fossil fuels and are bio-degradable.
concept is powered by an all-aluminium Gasoline Direct Injected
1.6-litre engine which is coupled to a Continuously Variable
Transmission and a 100kw electric motor which is at the heart of
Hyundai’s parallel hybrid drive architecture.
stored by a Lithium Ion Polymer battery pack, is neatly bundled with the
fuel tank under the rear seat to maximise luggage space.
Hyundai will be the
first automaker in the world to apply Lithium Ion Polymer in a mass
production vehicle when the Elantra LPI Hybrid goes on sale in Korea in
July this year.
Further details of the
concept will be revealed at a press conference on Hyundai’s stand at the
A further expression of the concept’s design flexibility is found on the
panoramic roof. The glass area integrates dye-sensitized solar cells
which can generate power for the batteries from the sun without impeding