Hyundai really hit the nail on its head with their Ioniq hybrid electric thing. The car seems to be a jack of all trades, offering three green powertrain options, great value for money, and now even a land speed record for bragging rights. A specially prepared Hyundai Ioniq has just set a new land speed record for hybrid vehicle at the Bonneville Salt Flats, clocking 157.825 mph.
Granted, the record setting Hyundai Ioniq had some help in form of special aerodynamics and Nitrous-oxide power booster. But still, the acquiring of this record is a great way for the car to mark its launch in the American market which happens in about a month. You won’t get the nitrous-boosted motor, but three hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains. But as far as green powertrains go, these three are among the best.
“We couldn’t be more proud in setting the FIA hybrid-category record with our new Ioniq hybrid,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Our engineering team really pushed the limits to set this new segment benchmark while demonstrating the impressive durability of the entire Ioniq vehicle platform. We expect this will be the first of many accolades for Ioniq.”