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Hyundai Mighty 2023: Korean brand’s first electric commercial truck due in Australia by mid year

 

Hyundai is not just electrifying its passenger car range – the Mighty electric truck proves electrification is fast casting a wider net 


Hyundai Australia has announced its first electric commercial truck that will join its growing range of electric vehicles that currently includes the Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6 and the Kona electric.

With an estimated range of 240km, the Mighty electric truck might be the answer to large operation tradespeople, the construction industry and medium to large businesses. 

Sitting under the Mighty truck is a large 114.5kWh battery pack that can be rapidly charged in under 70 minutes from 10 to 100 percent. 

2023 Hyundai Mighty truck bare chassis static
The Hyundai Mighty truck will have a range of around 240km

A single electric motor has been installed to provide outputs of 120kW/320Nm. The Mighty is capable of carrying up to 3500kg payload and has a wheelbase of 3300mm. 

Hyundai says that it has made safety a top priority for the Mighty truck and will include as standard forward collision assist, lane departure warning, electronic stability control and electronic air-brake system. 

Production for the Mighty is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2023, with final specifications and pricing to be announced at a later date. 

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The Mighty truck has a large 114.5kWh battery pack installed

Is this the first electric truck of its kind announced for Australia?

The Hyundai Mighty Truck is one of the first of its kind to be announced for Australia, as companies worldwide work out how to successfully electrify commercial vehicles – some of the highest producers of C02 emissions in the world. 

SEA Electric, an electric mobility company founded in Australia in 2012, is also working towards creating electric solutions for commercial trucks and vans. It creates several drive applications that can provide up to 250kW of power and 1200Nm of torque

2023 Hyundai Mighty truck steering wheel
Inside the 2023 Hyundai Mighty truck

The Australian business aims to electrify thousands of Hilux and Land Cruisers – including for the mining industry – in the near future and is working towards other commercial opportunities as well. 

Other companies such as Isuzu Trucks have recognised the need for electric-only solutions. Isuzu has created an EV concept vehicle, but has not disclosed any further developments at this time.

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