Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) will add the Mighty electric truck its growing local electrified vehicle lineup in 2023, joining the Kona Electric, IONIQ 5, and the soon-to-arrive IONIQ 6.
With an estimated laden range of approximately 240km, the Mighty electric is “ideal zero-emission workhorse for metropolitan and last-mile deliveries,” according to Hyundai.
The truck’s 120kW, 320Nm traction motor is powered by a 114.5kWh battery system with rapid charging capability — 10% to 100% in under 70 minutes. Classed as a light-duty heavy truck (3,501 - 8,000kg GVM), the Mighty provides an approximate cargo capacity between one and 3.5 tons, depending on the variant and upper-body specification.
Mighty electric follows Hyundai’s XCIENT Fuel Cell, the brand’s first-ever hydrogen-powered heavy truck, currently deployed in Switzerland and California and being considered for a trial in Australia. While heavy vehicles make up only 4% of Australia’s vehicle fleet, ICE-powered heavy vehicles are responsible for 25% of all vehicle emissions in the country.
The Mighty electric cab offers a digital dash display, multifunction steering wheel and a suspended driver’s seat. The models safety technology features include:
- Forward collision-avoidance assist
- Lane departure warning system
- Electronic stability control
- Electronic air brake system
From launch, the Mighty electric line-up will be available in a single 7,300kg Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) variant, in 4x2 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.
Mighty electric production for Australia is set to start in Q2 2023, with final specifications and pricing to be confirmed closer to launch.
Hyundai Trucks Australia (Peninsula Hyundai Trucks & Bus) will continue as 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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