Check out Hyundai's electic and hydrogen N ideas

By Steve Dent Hyundai’s Ioniq lineup of EVs launched only a couple years in the

By Steve Dent

Hyundai’s Ioniq lineup of EVs launched only a couple years in the past however the wild and various styling rapidly caught the general public’s creativeness. Now for “N-Day,” the corporate has unveiled two new idea autos below the Ioniq N efficiency model (“N” for “By no means Simply Drive”), that take that design theme even farther.

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The RN22e is an electrical efficiency automotive with the RN signifying “rolling lab” and N idea, based on Hyundai. It clearly makes use of the Ioniq 6’s physique, but additionally has the identical E-GMP battery and motor platform widespread to the Ioniq collection. As a efficiency idea, although, it makes use of the utmost spec out there, much like the Kia’s EV6 GT — twin motors that put out a mixed 577 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque, powered by a 77.4 kWh battery. It additionally has racing upgrades like four-piston brake calipers and 15.75-inch rotors. 

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The “rolling lab” moniker means there’s some experimental stuff occurring, too. Hyundai is testing out methods to make use of regenerative braking to vary the automotive’s dealing with, a lot as you’ll use torque steering in an all-wheel-drive automobile. And since one criticism about EVs is that they lack the highly effective sounds and really feel of ICE vehicles, Hyundai is utilizing one thing known as N Sound+ to use synthetic noises and even vibrations by means of the chassis. 

Hyundai shows off new hydrogen and electric N concepts

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The Hyundai N Imaginative and prescient 74 electrical/hydrogen idea, in the meantime, couldn’t be extra totally different. Because the title suggests, it’s primarily based on the 1974 Hyundai Pony Coupe idea designed by Giorgetto Giugiario. It additionally borrows from the more moderen Pony 45 idea with related pixelated lights and different options. 

As the large wing and racy appears recommend, the N Imaginative and prescient 74 has a good badder spec sheet. Two rear electrical motors output 670 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, whereas additionally permitting for torque vectoring. Together with the 62.4-kWh battery pack, it carries a 4.2-kg (10 pound) hydrogen gas tank with an 85-kWh fuel-cell stack. That may provide a complete vary of round 373 miles, Hyundai stated. 

Hyundai shows off new hydrogen and electric N concepts

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The N Imaginative and prescient 74 appears extra like a method to check ideas and styling relatively than something Hyundai will ever produce. Nevertheless, the RN22e definitely appears like a possible efficiency model of the Ioniq 6 for individuals who dig the egg-like styling. Ideas apart, although, Hyundai is planning to launch its first efficiency N-brand manufacturing automobile subsequent 12 months with the Ioniq 5 N, spied earlier this 12 months in camouflage. 

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