Hyundai Mighty Electric Truck coming mighty soon

Hyundai Mighty Electric – The push for battery electric vehicles is overflowing into the small truck market with Hyundai releasing details of their Mighty Electric truck that is due for local arrival mid-2023.

Hyundai Mighty electric Truck 01 Mighty electric follows on from XCIENT Fuel Cell, the brand’s first-ever hydrogen-powered heavy truck, currently deployed in Switzerland and California.

Powered by a 114.5kwh battery the truck has a loaded range of 240km and rapid charging from10% to 100% in under 70 minutes. It has power of 120kW and torque of 320Nm. Top speed is 100km/h.

Being designed for urban deliveries its ideal with zero localised driving emissions.

It will come with reasonable safety features and interior comfort.

Mighty electric is classed as a Light Duty Heavy Truck and has an approximate cargo capacity between one and 3.5 tonne, depending on the variant and upper body specification

Expressions of interest are now being taken by Hyundai

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Hyundai Mighty Electric Details

  • Mighty electric truck is set to join the ever-growing Hyundai electrified vehicle range
  • Battery range of 240km (laden) and rapid charging (10% to 100% in under 70 minutes) make Mighty electric the ideal zero-emission delivery vehicle
  • Will join Kona Electric, IONIQ 5 and the soon-to-arrive IONIQ 6 in a further step towards Hyundai Motor’s global ambition to be carbon neutral by 2045
  • Is due locally in mid-2023 with expressions of interest to be coordinated through Hyundai Motor Company Australia directly

This is set to join Hyundai’s ever-growing local electrified vehicle line-up in mid-2023.

The zero driving emission Mighty electric will join Kona Electric, IONIQ 5 and the soon-to-arrive IONIQ 6 state-of-the art EVs, with expressions of interest to be coordinated through Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) directly.

A continuation of Hyundai’s sustainable commercial vehicle momentum, Mighty electric follows on from XCIENT Fuel Cell, the brand’s first-ever hydrogen-powered heavy truck, currently deployed in Switzerland and California.

Mighty electric has an estimated laden range of approximately 240km and is the ideal zero-emission workhorse for metropolitan and last-mile deliveries.

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Technology

Mighty electric’s 120kW, 320Nm traction motor is powered by a 114.5kWh battery system with rapid charging capability – 10% to 100% in under 70 minutes.

This technology gives Mighty electric capabilities that perfectly complement those of the long-haul, heavy load XCIENT Fuel Cell prime mover, which HMCA is studying for a potential trial in Australia.

This truck  will help drive an expansion in emissions-free commercial transport options by demonstrating its driveability and everyday practicality, while helping to reduce the carbon footprint of transport and logistics operations in Australia.

Heavy vehicles make up only four percent of the national vehicle fleet, yet ICE heavy vehicles are responsible for 25 percent of all vehicle emissions in Australia. This means each vehicle will have a disproportionately large impact on total emissions reduction.

The arrival of this efficient and effective electric truck will mark another important step towards Hyundai Motor Company’s global ambition to be carbon neutral in products and operations by 2045.

“We are excited to announce Mighty electric truck for Australia as a key step in driving growth in emissions-free commercial vehicles,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ted Lee said.

“Mighty electric will bolster our growing EV line-up and underlines Hyundai’s continuing commitment to developing sustainable mobility solutions,” he said.

In addition to its efficient EV technology the Mighty electric represents the latest in cab, including comfort and convenience features such as a digital dash display, a multi-function steering wheel and a suspended driver’s seat.

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Mighty Electric Safety

Mighty electric comes packed with safety technology features including:

  • Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA): On detecting a collision risk with the vehicle ahead, FCA will warn the driver, and then automatically apply the brakes to avoid or reduce the severity of a collision
  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDW): The front camera monitors the painted lane markers and if the vehicle begins to drift out of the lane LDW alerts the driver with an audible alarm and a visual alert
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC): On detecting tyre slip, ESC stabilises the vehicle to prevent loss of directional control
  • Electronic Air Brake System (EBS): A full Electronic Air Brake System in Mighty electric features an air-activated wheel parking brake, for optimal performance

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Capability

Mighty electric is classed as a Light Duty Heavy Truck (3,501 – 8,000kg GVM) and has an approximate cargo capacity between one and 3.5 tonne, depending on the variant and upper body specification.

From launch, the line-up will be available in a single 7,300kg Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) variant, in 4×2 configuration with a 3,300mm wheelbase.

Bare cab-chassis, tray or pantech (regular or refrigerated) versions will be offered for Australian customers – a tipper variant is also currently under study.

Production for Australia is set to start in Q2 2023, with final specifications and pricing to be confirmed closer to launch.

Customers can register their interest in Mighty electric at:

https://www.hyundai.com/au/en/cars/coming-soon/ev-mighty-truck

Hyundai Trucks Australia (Peninsula Hyundai Trucks & Bus) will continue to be the sole local importer of ICE (diesel) Hyundai commercial vehicles, while HMCA will import and distribute all future EV and hydrogen-powered trucks into the Australian market.

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Mighty electric key specification and feature overview

Performance

 
Power120 kW
Torque320 Nm
Maximum Speed100 km/h
Range (laden)240 km

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Battery & Charging

 
Battery Size114.5 kWh
DC Charging (8% – 100%)71 minutes
AC SocketType 2
DC SocketCCS Combo 2

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Weight

 
Chassis Mass3,250 kg
GVM7,300 kg
Payload3,500 kg
Axle Capacity – Front2,300 kg
Axle Capacity – Rear5,000 kg

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Dimensions

 
Wheelbase3,300 mm
Length6,140 mm
Width2,100 mm
Height2,865 mm
Turning Circle13.6m

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Wheels & Tyres

 
TypeSingle Front, Double Rear
Tyre Size205/75R17.514PR
No. of wheels & tyres6 (plus 1 spare)
Spare Tyre CarrierEquipped

 

Brakes

 
TypeDrum
ActuationAir Brakes
AdjusterAuto
Parking BrakeSpring Brake

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Suspension

 
FrontMulti leaf springs / tapered leaf springs
RearMulti leaf springs

 

Safety

Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA)
Lane Departure Warning System (LDW)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Electronic Air Brake System (EBS

NOTE: All specifications and features detailed in this press release are subject to change with product homologation

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