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Hyundai Preparing First Hybrid Able to Run on Liquid Petroleum Gas

Posted on April 10, 2009
Filed Under Car Show, Future Speculation, General News, Prototypes | Leave a Comment

2009-hyundai-blue-will-concept-at-the-2009-seoul-motor-showThe South Korean carmaker Hyundai is prepping to introduce the first in the world hybrid vehicle powered by advanced lithium-polymer batteries and is able to run on liquid petroleum gas (LPG), but the carmaker is already having its sights on the next-generation of plug-in hybrid transports.

Hyundai, currently the fifth-largest carmaker in partnership with its Kia subsidiary, is making steps to make a product line that mirrors its position among the top auto manufacturers in the world. It was now confirmed by Yang Woong-chul, company president, that a production model of the Blue-Will plug-in hybrid concept will hit US markets near the end of 2010. Hyundai hopes to rival cars the likes of the Chevrolet Volt and the impending Prius plug-in hybrid by Toyota, aiming to become the leader of fuel economy and alternative fuels in the world. This is in line with a similar announcement made by Hyundai USA saying that the Blue-Will will be set to compete with Chevrolet and Toyota plug-ins as the sportier alternative.

SOURCE:  4 Wheels News

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