Hyundai Motor Company has announced it will reveal its first electric bus in South Korea next month ahead of its mass production run next year.

The debut will take place on the first day of the Hyundai Truck and bus Mega Fair, 25 May, at the newly opened Hyundai Motor Studio in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.

The new bus will have a driving range of 260 kilometres that can be fully charged within one hour with a high-speed charger.

Hyundai plans to conduct trial runs of its electric buses in the second half of this year, with plans to roll out the mass-market models in the first half of next year for global sales.

Hyundai plans to announce its plans for developing green commercial vehicles in the future, as part of the automaker’s broader EV push.