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Hyundai, Kia plan 2,500 electric vehicles by 2012

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 2:25pm
Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kia Motors, South Korea's No.2 carmaker, plans to produce 2,000 units of its new electric vehicles by 2012, an executive at its affiliate Hyundai Motor said on Tuesday.

The model, based on Kia's upcoming compact sports utility vehicle, will be rolled out in South Korea in December 2011, said Hong John-hee, director of its parent Hyundai Motor Group's Electric Vehicle Development.

Hyundai Motor also plans to manufacture 500 units of its electric vehicle BlueOn, based on i10 hatchback, starting in 2010, he added.

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