Hyundai has announced that its new Mighty Electric light duty truck is finally on sale and will be available through an initial network of six dealers around the country.
The sales and distribution of the electric version of its Mighty Electric truck will be priced from $150,000 plus government charges and on road costs, and will initially be offered as a Cab Chassis, with a Hyundai Genuine Accessories alloy tray option as a dealer fit or for customers free to fit themselves.
A pantech body will be available in due course according to Hyundai while the genuine alloy tray will be 4,200mm long and 2,353mm wide on the 6140mm long Electric truck which boasts a 3300mm wheelbase and a kerb weight for the cab chassis truck of 3,250 kg and a GVM of 7300kg. Although Hyundai is proclaiming a payload of 4050kg, this doesn’t include the wight if any body, which will significantly reduce that payload figure.
Hyundai says the Mighty Electric will be offered with a five year/200,000km vehicle warranty and eight year/400,000km battery warranty, with service intervals set at 12 months or 20,000km, whichever comes first, with service pricing has been calculated out to 12 years/240,000km, which Hyundai says should cost less than $4300. for the first five years/100,000km.
“The Hyundai Mighty Electric makes for the ideal last mile or back-to-base light-duty commercial truck, for businesses wanting to reduce their driving emissions,” said Hyundai Australia, chief operating officer, John Kett.
“The Mighty Electric is best suited to urban environments, with its zero driving emissions, a quiet electric motor and high energy efficiency at lower speeds. The smoothness and quietness of operation will help reduce driver fatigue and enhance road safety.
“When we previewed the Mighty Electric at the Brisbane Truck Show in May, we were overwhelmed by the level of serious interest in the vehicle from operators who were eager to sample the product. They were also encouraged that a well-known OEM such as Hyundai Motor Company Australia was moving into this market.
“There is no doubt that the era of zero driving emission commercial vehicles is upon us, and that Hyundai Motor Company Australia will deliver to customers a real-world, commercially viable product that meets their needs and aspirations,” said Mr Kett.
The Hyundai Mighty Electric uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor generating 120kW of power and 320Nm of torque, with drive to the rear axle via a single-speed reduction gear turning a propellor shaft and a final drive ratio is 5.375:1 It has a maximum speed of 100km/h, which is more than some EV trucks and makes motorway driving a safer and easier experience.
The truck comes standard with a 114.5kWh capacity lithium-ion (LFP) battery pack for a cab chassis which it claims is a class leader. The battery pack provides t up to 200km of range when loaded to the maximum GVM of 7300kg, which Hyundai says was tested using a tray body configuration with air conditioning turned on, while driving in typical Australian urban conditions.*
the truck will accept up to 6.6kW of AC power or a 100kW of 800V DC fast-charging power using a CCS 2 combo charging port, enabling the Mighty to charge from eight to 100 per cent in approximately 71 minutes.
For faster turnarounds, a 20-minute fast charge during an unloading stop could add around 100km of range.
It is fitted with multiple driving features to optimise driving efficiency and make the driving experience as pleasant and safe as possible.
Hyundai claims two-stage regenerative braking allows the Mighty Electric to recover up to 33 per cent of braking energy by lifting off the accelerator pedal. Stage 1 regenerative braking provides up to 0.07g of decelerative force, while the stronger stage 2 generates up to 0.14g. The front and rear drum service brakes are air actuated.
It also features an ECO mode which reduces electricity consumption by limiting power output, a helpful feature that maximises range for longer drives where full power is not required. When the battery charge depletes, the battery management system intelligently works to help MIGHTY Electric reach its destination for charging.\
Mighty Electric has has a suite of standard equipment including auto dusk-sensing headlamps, LED DRLs, heated exterior mirrors, forward collision avoidance camera and radar, and a lane keep assist system.
Its also has electro-hydraulic power steering, backed by a tilt and telescopically adjustable column, and a suspension seat for the driver, along with rotary shift-by-wire transmission control, and 24V power outlets and storage binnacles.
it comes with cruise control, a seven-inch colour instrument cluster information screen directly in the driver’s line of view, plus a centrally mounted 7-inch display touchscreen infotainment centre, with rear view camera display.
The truck is fitted as standard with Hyundai SmartSense, a series of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) designed to significantly reduce the likelihood of accidents and serious injury. Hyundai says its SmartSense comprises a high-tech Forward Collision-avoidance Assist system using both the forward-facing camera and radar to detect cars and pedestrians ahead and apply emergency braking to prevent a collision.
Additionally, Lane Departure Warning utilises the forward-facing camera to detect when the vehicle unintentionally leaves its lane and provides the driver with a warning to maintain safe driving.
Further safety systems include dual front airbags, hill start assist, traction control and the very handy rear view camera.
At launch, the Hyundai Mighty Electric comes available in any colour so long as it is either creamy white or hyper silver exterior, both paired with a grey cloth interior.
Hyundai says the Mighty electric will initially be sold through a network of six specialist dealers around the country at launch including Peninsula Hyundai Truck and Bus as well as Adtrans Hyundai Trucks in Sydney, Adtrans Hyundai Trucks in Melbourne, Hyundai Truck Centre Canberra, WA Hyundai Trucks in Perth and Gold Coast Hyundai Trucks