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Posted on March 8, 2011 by  & 

Sonata hybrid deliveries delayed through March

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid deliveries delayed as brand changes artificial engine noise

Deliveries of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid have been delayed to at least until late March because the company is changing the car's device that emits an artificial engine noise at low speeds. Hyundai originally planned on having the Sonata Hybrid available in January, but on a small number of vehicles are in dealer stock, according to spokesman Jim Trainor.
While Trainor declined to say how many Sonata Hybrids have arrived in the United States, he said about 700 units are in port or at sea.
Dealers can expect the Sonata Hybrid units to start trickling into dealerships at the end of this month or early April, Trainor said.
The giant automotive companies with electric vehilce interests take a global view. For example, GM has its Adam Opel and other subsidiaries across the world and Tata of India has Tata Motors Europe and other subsidaairies across the world promoting its electric vehicles. Now smaller automotive companies such as Tara International, Tesla Motors, Peraves, Bluebird Automotive, eCRP and Alke' are also expanding globally with electric vehicles. A similar thing is happening with aerospace companies involved in electric aircraft such as EADS and boat companies, even small ones such as Kopf Solarschiff.
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