One of the first electric light trucks has been launched by South Korean automaker Hyundai, but you can’t drive it on a standard licence just yet.
The 2024 Hyundai Mighty electric truck has been announced, priced from $150,000 before on-road costs.
Hyundai claims the electric Mighty has a driving range of up to 200 kilometres when loaded to its maximum allowed gross vehicle mass (GVM) rating of 7300kg, with the air conditioning operating.
The 7300kg GVM means the light commercial vehicle requires a Light Rigid licence to be held in order to operate it in most states. However, it is possible in some circumstances to have a vehicle re-rated by an engineer to a lower GVM, making it possible to operate on a standard driver licence.
It is the most expensive Hyundai-badged vehicle sold by Hyundai Motor Company Australia, the factory-backed importer that sells the company’s passenger cars, SUVs and vans.
The Mighty is propelled by a single electric motor sending 120kW and 320Nm to the rear wheels, powered by a 114.5kWh lithium-ion battery.
Hyundai says the truck can be recharged with up to 6.6kW of AC power, or up to 100kW of 800-volt DC fast-charging through a CCS2 plug – allowing the Hyundai electric truck to recharge from 8 per cent to 100 per cent in approximately 71 minutes.
The South Korean automotive giant claims 100km of range can be added in 20 minutes when using a fast charger.
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The electric vehicle’s driving range can be maximised by selecting an ‘Eco’ mode which limits power output, while two-stage regenerative braking can recuperate up to 33 per cent of braking energy.
The Hyundai electric truck comes with cruise control, a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with rear-view camera, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, and a suspension seat for the driver.
It also comes with dual front airbags, traction control, forward collision-avoidance assist (with pedestrian detecting capability), lane departure warning, and hill-start assist.
The Hyundai electric truck is 6140mm long and rides on a 3300mm wheelbase, with a payload of up to 4050kg (including the body).
Buyers can option the cab-chassis with a genuine alloy tray measuring 4200mm long and 2353mm wide, with a pantech box body to become available in the future.
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The Hyundai Mighty electric truck comes with a five-year/200,000km warranty, with servicing schedules of 12-months/20,000km – with the first five years or 100,000km of servicing amounting to about $4300.
The 2024 Hyundai Mighty electric truck is available with white or silver paintwork, both priced from $150,000 before on-road costs.
Ben Zachariah is an experienced writer and motoring journalist from Melbourne, having worked in the automotive industry for more than 15 years. Ben was previously an interstate truck driver and completed his MBA in Finance in early 2021. He is considered an expert in the area of classic car investment.
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