The 2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid, unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, is an example of how eco-friendly hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly accessible to people who aren't necessarily filthy rich.
The first feature Hyundai advertises about this vehicle is the fact that it can run for 35.4 km using battery power alone and without having to burn a milligram of fossil fuel. This means that if your commutes are short, you can theoretically get through your day without having to ever use the internal combustion engine.
This vehicle is equipped with a Transmission-Mounted Electrical Device, which uses a 50-kilowatt electric motor instead of a torque converter. This motor is 32% more powerful than the motor used in the regular Sonata Hybrid and allows for higher speeds.
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