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Hybrid Car Review: Hyundai LPI Elantra Hybrid

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hyundai LPI Elantra Hybrid

Hyundai has begun receiving pre-launch orders for its Elantra LPI Hybrid Electric Vehicle, its first commercial hybrid in South Korea. Pre-orders will end July 7, a day before it officially introduces the car in the Korea domestic market.

The hybrid electric vehicle is powered by a Liquefied Petroleum Injected (LPI) engine. The LPI Gamma engine has a displacement of 1.6 liters, a 15kW (105 Nm) electric motor and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

Together, the engine emits just 99 g/km of CO2 and 90 percent fewer emissions than an equivalent standard gasoline powered Elantra to qualify as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV).

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), often referred to as auto gas, is a low carbon emitting hydrocarbon fuel which burns more cleanly than gasoline or diesel and is especially free of the particulates associated with the latter.

The hybrid engine is a mild (assist) hybrid, which should attain 17.8km/l (or gasoline equivalent of 22.2km/l). That's a 47 percent increase over the conventional 1.6L Elantra. Hyundai points out LPG in Korea is 50% less than that of gasoline, making it an even better option.

The electric motor will be powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, the first hybrid in the world according to Hyundai to adopt the lithium-ion polymer battery cells. The technology and all key components in the LPI HEV have been developed by Hyundai and its local partners including the motor, battery and low DC/DC converter.

Elantra LPI HEV Specifications

Hybrid Type
Flywheel-mounted motor-generator
parallel type (mild)
Length
4505
Width
1775
Height
1490
Wheelbase
2650
Tires
Low-Rolling Resistance
Engine
In-line 4, 1.6L Gamma All-Aluminum
(Atkinson Cycle)
Bore x Stroke
77.0mm x 85.44mm
Compression Ratio
12:1
Head
DOHC 16-Valve
CVVT
Single-Type (Intake)
Maximum Power
114ps @ 6000rpm
Maximum Torque
15.1kg m @ 4500rpm
Acceleration 0-100km/h
11.5 sec
Transmission
CVT with Metal V-Belt &
Multi-Disc Wet Clutches for Start-Up
Motor
Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Maximum Power
15kW
Maximum Torque
105Nm
Maximum Speed
6000rpm
Batteries
Lithium Ion Polymer Forced Air Cooling
Voltage
180V
Capacity
5.3Ah
Tires
185/65 R15 (STD) 195/65 R15 (OPT) Low-Friction
Fuel Economy
17.8km/l  (22.2km/l gasoline equivalent)
CO2 Emissions
99 g/km
Emissions Classification
SULEV
Top Speed
188km/h
Steering
Motor-Driven Power Steering
Weight
1297kg
Fuel Tank (L)
45.2
Suspension
(F) McPherson Strut
(R) Multi-Link

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