The new Hyundai MIGHTY Electric truck is on sale now, priced from $150,000 plus government charges and on road costs.
It is the most expensive Hyundai vehicle currently sold through Hyundai Motor Company Australia.
Sales of the light-duty, heavy commercial truck will begin immediately through a network of six dealers across Australia, with plans to expand the network in the coming months.
MIGHTY Electric will initially be offered as a Cab Chassis, with a Hyundai Genuine Accessories Alloy Tray additional cost option available to be fitted at dealerships or by the customers themselves.
The truck has a maximum speed of 100km/h, with a permanent magnet synchronous motor generating 120kW of power and 320Nm of torque.
Hyundai says it has up to 200km of range when loaded to the maximum GVM of 7300kg.
To recharge, it will accept up to 6.6kW of AC power or 100kW of 800V DC fast-charging power using a CCS 2 combo charging port.
This enables the MIGHTY Electric to charge from 8 to 100% in approximately 71 minutes in test conditions (real-world factors such as battery temperature, ambient temperature and age and condition of the battery will affect the time taken to charge).
For faster turnarounds, the South Korean automotive giant claims a 20-minute fast charge during an unloading stop could add around 100km of range.
The truck also features an ECO mode, which reduces electricity consumption and should increase range for longer drives where full power is not required.
When the battery charge depletes, the battery management system works to help the truck reach its destination for charging.
It’s worth nothing that the range tests took place in urban environments, and Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s chief operating officer John Kett said this is where the truck excels.
“The Hyundai MIGHTY Electric makes for the ideal last mile or back-to-base light-duty commercial truck, for businesses wanting to reduce their driving emissions.
“The MIGHTY Electric is best suited to urban environments, with its zero driving emissions, a quiet electric motor and high energy efficiency at lower speeds. The smoothness and quietness of operation will help reduce driver fatigue and enhance road safety.
“When we previewed the MIGHTY Electric at the Brisbane Truck Show in May, we were overwhelmed by the level of serious interest in the vehicle from operators who were eager to sample the product. They were also encouraged that a well-known OEM such as Hyundai Motor Company Australia was moving into this market.
“There is no doubt that the era of zero driving emission commercial vehicles is upon us, and that Hyundai Motor Company Australia will deliver to customers a real-world, commercially viable product that meets their needs and aspirations.”