Hyundai is reportedly preparing to mass-produce electric buses


Hyundai is gearing up to mass-produce electric buses, according to a report from South Korea’s ET News. The buses would be powered by two 51kWh batteries, and capable of traveling around 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) on a single charge. The South Korean automaker reportedly plans to ramp up development in 2017 with a goal of working the buses into fleets in the company’s homeland as well as in China.

The batteries in Hyundai’s buses will likely come from LG, according to ET News. LG makes the lithium-ion batteries that power the Chevy Bolt, and also recently signed a deal to provide the batteries for secretive EV startup Faraday Future. Its biggest competitor, Panasonic, has pumped tons of money into making the batteries for Tesla’s…

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