With the latest gas line leak, the idea of being less reliant on fossil fuel is appealing to everyone. But what does that really look like in a modern automobile? Is it even possible?
With Hyundai’s Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, it is. Hyundai’s first ever plug-in is full of features that will make those wishing to become a greener driver happy.
Break Free from the Pump in a Sonata Hybrid
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is Easy to Charge
The Hyundai Sonata PHEV has a high-capacity battery system that offers the option to plug into a regular household electrical outlet for an additional power source. You can also charge on the go by switching to hybrid mode during highway driving.
Each Sonata Plug-in Hybrid comes with Blue Link services that are unique to this particular vehicle. These services include:
- Charge Status Notifications:
- Plug and charge status
- Time left until fully charged
- Existing battery level
- Real-time electric and fuel range
- Charge Scheduling Abilities:
- Start or stop charging
- Set up charging schedule with days of the week and time
In addition, drivers can be assured that their charger is secure when the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is in charging mode. When plugged in and the doors are locked, the charger is locked in place and cannot be removed until the doors are unlocked.
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Charges Quickly
Hyundai recommends that owners charge their Sonata Plug-in Hybrid daily. That doesn’t mean sacrificing your driving time as the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid charges quickly compared to other plug-ins.
With a standard 120V outlet, charging takes nine hours. You can plug your car in before you go to bed, and it’ll be ready to take you to work in the morning. If you’re looking for a faster charge, a 240V Level-Two charging station will get it done in just three hours.
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is Protected With a Lifetime Warranty
America’s Best Warranty covers all Hyundai vehicles, and the Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid is no exception. Potential plug-in drivers may wonder what will happen to their Hyundai once the battery wears out, but never fear. The Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty ensures that if the lithium polymer battery fails, Hyundai will replace the battery and cover recycling costs for the old battery free of charge to the original owner.
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Can Go Far
You may have heard that plug-in hybrid cars are only able to go across the block and back. This isn’t the case for the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, though. On electric power alone, this vehicle is able to travel up to 27 miles.
If you need to go a little farther before you reach the next charging station, then switch to electric and gas hybrid mode and travel for up to 600 miles. Considering the average commute is 11.8 miles and the average summer road trip is 314 miles, the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has you more than covered.
Visit a Local Dealer For More Info on the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Currently, the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is only available in 10 states, but it will soon be available nationwide and at a dealership near you. Get in touch with your local Hyundai dealer to learn more about the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and to find out when the plug-in model will be available.