Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. begins sales in South Korea of its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle, the Elantra LPI sedan, which combines a liquefied-petroleum-gas engine with lithium-ion polymer batteries. In addition to its domestic launch, Hyundai is studying the possibility of exporting the HEV to four other markets, a company spokesman tells Ward’s at a recent media event in the small town of Gapyeong, about 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Seoul. “We have received strong interest from ...

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