ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Hyundai to launch battery-powered car in 2016 Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Hyundai Motor Co. will launch its first battery-powered electric vehicle in 2016, the automaker said. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.