Electric cars are the future of mobility, and every manufacturer out on the planet are introducing Electric Vehicles of their own. Manufacturers like Tesla have a perfect line - up with electric cars in all segments in all body styles. Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, Honda, and Volkswagen are some of the other significant players who have a considerable stake and possibilities to develop electric cars, thanks to their R & D and extensive production capabilities.
Those who don't have an electric vehicle in their line - up have already started to develop new platforms, electric motors, and models for their new car. Some manufacturers have also made partnerships with startups to help their cause.
Hyundai is one such manufacturer who recently made a partnership with the U.S startup Canoo to co-develop a new modular platform for their future electric cars. Hyundai was recently spotted testing a prototype of a compact electric crossover SUV that is expected to be unveiled and launched in 2021.
This particular electric vehicle was showcased at last year's Frankfurt International Show under the name of the 45 concept. The spy shots of the prototype compact electric crossover SUV look similar to that of the 45 concept with minor changes that includes the addition of headlights, side mirrors, and door handles, as found in a production car.
Unlike the 45 concept car unveiled at last year's Frankfurt International Show, the production version does not have the sharp-edged styling and details that were seen on the concept car. The prototype car that was tested has so much camouflage that most of the details could not be found. The only thing that was able to be found was its resemblance to the 45 concept car.
This concept was called the 45 at last year's Frankfurt International Show as it was unveiled on the same day as that of the 45th anniversary of the Pony Coupe concept. The production car might be called with a different name other than the 45 concept.
Hyundai already offers electric vehicles in the form of the Ioniq and Kona electric vehicles and a fuel - cell electric car called the Nexo. This new electric SUV that has been spotted testing will be Hyundai's first electric vehicle to come with its own specially designed platform for electric cars.
There is no official information about the new prototype compact electric crossover SUV making its way to the United States as of now. But what we know is that the nee electric vehicle based on the 45 concept will have an option to get electric motors at each axle. It is also expected that this new electric vehicle that is being tested will have a range that exceeds the similarly sized Kona Electric's 258 miles.
Hyundai will also present a concept called the Prophecy at the Geneva International Motor Show that showcases Hyundai's future electric vehicles line - up, which also includes an electric sports car developed with the help of Rimac.