Hyundai Mighty Electric truck begins sale in Australia

In News, Hyundai3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 13, 2023

The Hyundai Mighty Electric truck is officially on sale in Australia, priced from AU$150,000 plus government charges and on road costs.

The 6140mm-long Mighty Electric truck has a 3300mm wheelbase and delivers an available 4050kg payload (less the weight of a fitted body), and a GVM of 7300kg.

The truck will initially be offered as a Cab Chassis, with a Hyundai Genuine Accessories Alloy Tray additional cost option available to be fitted at dealerships – or customers are free to fit their own bodies.

The Genuine Accessories Alloy Tray measures 4200mm long and 2353mm wide and is offered as a ready-to-go solution. A Pantech box body will follow in due course.

“When we previewed the Mighty Electric at the Brisbane Truck Show in May, we were overwhelmed by the level of serious interest in the vehicle from operators who were eager to sample the product. They were also encouraged that a well-known OEM such as Hyundai Motor Company Australia was moving into this market.” said HMCA chief operating officer, John Kett.

“There is no doubt that the era of zero driving emission commercial vehicles is upon us, and that Hyundai Motor Company Australia will deliver to customers a real-world, commercially viable product that meets their needs and aspirations.”

The Hyundai Mighty Electric uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor generating 120kW of power and 320Nm of torque. Drive is to the rear axle via a single-speed reduction gear turning a propellor shaft. Final drive ratio is 5.375:1.  It has a maximum speed of 100km/h.

The truck comes standard with a large 114.5kWh capacity lithium-ion (LFP) battery pack for a cab chassis, that provides the vehicle with up to 200km of range when loaded to the maximum GVM of 7300kg. The range test was performed in a tray body configuration with air conditioning turned on, while driving in typical Australian urban conditions.

To recharge, the truck will accept up to 6.6kW of AC power or an 100kW of 800V DC fast-charging power using a CCS 2 combo charging port, enabling the Mighty Electric to charge from eight to 100% in approximately 71 minutes. For faster turnarounds, a 20-minute fast charge during an unloading stop could add around 100km of range.

At launch, the Hyundai Mighty Electric will be available in Creamy White or Hyper Silver exterior colours, both paired with a hard-wearing grey cloth interior.

The truck comes with a five-year/200,000km vehicle warranty and eight-ear/400,000km battery warranty.

Servicing intervals are set at 12 months or 20,000km, whichever comes first, and service pricing has been calculated out to 12 years/240,000km.Standard scheduled servicing costs for the first five years/100,000km amount to less than $4300.