Hyundai MIGHTY Electric sales set to amp up in Australia

The pricing, servicing and warranty details of Hyundai's MIGHTY Electric truck have been released for the Australian market
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South Korean original equipment manufacturer Hyundai has ramped up its push into the world of electric vehicles with a step into the light truck market via its $150,000 MIGHTY electric truck model.

With a range of 240km, fully laden, the truck is described as being well suited for urban logistics.

To recharge, the MIGHTY Electric will accept up to 6.6kW of AC power or 100kW of 800V DC fast-charging power using a CCS 2 combo charging port, enabling it to charge from 8 to 100 per cent in approximately 71 minutes. For faster turnarounds, a 20-minute fast charge during an unloading stop could add around 100km of range.

HMCA Chief Operating Officer John Kett says the electric truck is ideally suited to last mile or back-to-base work 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,” Kett says.

“The smoothness and quietness of operation will help reduce driver fatigue and enhance road safety.”

Kett says the company had a great response to the preview of the vehicle at the Brisbane Truck Show in May, with operators encouraged by the decision of Hyundai to move into the electric truck 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,” Kett says.

The Hyundai MIGHTY Electric uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor generating 120kW of power and 320Nm of torque. Drive is to the rear axle via a single-speed reduction gear turning a propellor shaft. Final drive ratio is 5.375:1. It has a maximum speed of 100km/h.

In terms of body size, the 6,140mm long MIGHTY has a 3,300mm wheelbase and is 2,353mm wide with a GVM of 7,300kg.

Hyundai says it plans to release a pantech box body style in “due course” as a factory option.

The truck will be sold with a 5 year / 200,000km warranty and an 8 year / 400,000km battery warranty.

Hyundai has set a 12-month service schedule, or 20,000km, whichever comes first, with estimated costs for the first five years or 100,000km of $4,300.

The truck is fitted with regenerative braking technology, auto dusk-sensing headlamps, LED DRLs, heated exterior mirrors, forward collision avoidance camera and radar, and a lane keep assist system.

There’s also electro-hydraulic power steering, backed by a tilt and telescopically adjustable column, and a suspension seat for the driver, along with rotary shift-by-wire transmission control, and 24V power outlets and storage binnacles.

Other elements include cruise control, a 7-inch colour instrument cluster information screen directly in the driver’s line of view, plus a centrally mounted 7-inch display touchscreen infotainment centre, with rear view camera display.

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