Hyundai and Kia’s electric cars becoming hugely popular in Korea, global markets


Korean auto giant Hyundai and its smaller
sibling Kia Motors have seen a significant jump in sales of electric cars during the
first three months of this year. According to Hyundai on Sunday,… the two
auto brands sold over 75-thousand eco-friendly models including hybrid, electric and fuel
cell electric vehicles. That’s a 20-percent increase from the same
period last year. Electric vehicles accounted for nearly a third
of the sales,… with Q1 figures jumping nearly 160-percent on-year. Domestic sales grew over fifty percent to
just under 5-thousand units,… while in overseas markets,… sales grew three-fold, topping
16-thousand.

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