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History of Electric Vehicles

With the popularity of electric vehicles increasing, we at Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg have been talking a lot about the history of these models. From their initial beginnings to their current models, there’s so much to look at! If you want to learn more, we are happy to share our research with you, so stop by 5200-A Jefferson Davis in Fredericksburg, VA. We’re open seven days a week!

The First Electric Vehicles

While the very first “cars” as we know it were steam powered back in the 1700’s, the rise of automobiles really began in the 1800’s. At that time, electric and gas-powered models were almost equally common, since both were in the early stages. As with any new invention, both were extremely expensive and quite dangerous, owned by only the wealthy and the adventurous. However, as the desire for quicker travel times grew, so did the number of enhancement for electric vehicles.  According to the Electric Auto Association, the very first battery electric car was introduced in 18841, with the first auto race won by an EV vehicle in 18951. By 1912, roughly 38,000 thousand EVs were on the road.

The Revival of Electric Models

Although it had a strong start, EVs began to steeply decline as gasoline engines were easier to manufacturer and provided more power. It wasn’t until the late 1960’s that people even began to re-visit the idea of electric vehicles. In the 1980’s, progress was made and manufactures started to seriously consider how they could engineer and market alternative fuel options for modern customers. This gave way to a boom in the 2000’s as more manufactures catch on the public’s immediate interest and approval. Hyundai has answered the additional popularity of the last few years with the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid and the Ioniq Electric.

Ready to step out of this history lesson and into a modern iteration of electric vehicle technology? We have you covered here at Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg. Our showroom has the latest and greatest that Hyundai has to offer, as well as a team who can walk you through how they operate, the benefits you can enjoy, and much more. Now is the perfect time to see electric vehicles up close and in person.

We hope that this quick history of electric vehicles has gotten you excited for what they have accomplished and maybe even thinking about making a purchase! Contact Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg today! 


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Testimonials

Kimberly Morgan-Fisher
Kimberly Morgan-Fisher
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
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William Monroe
William Monroe
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent experience from start to finish!

Michael Welborn
Michael Welborn
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We just purchased our 3rd vehicle from Pohanka and we frankly wouldn't consider going anywhere else to buy a car. Everyone is friendly and professional, and they take great strides to provide World Class Customer Service.

Craig Sincock
Craig Sincock
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My fifth Hyundai from Pohanka. I keep coming back due to the great vehicles and even greater service.

Kurt Gibbs
Kurt Gibbs
GOOGLE
1-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Purchased a new 2020 Hyundai Sonata from Pohanka Hyundai. I couldn’t be more pleased with how I was treated. My sales person Kristyn was very professional. Her Manager Adam made sure I was comfortable throughout the process. I am totally satisfied with my buying experience and would recommend this dealership to my friends and family.

Good experience

Monty
CARS
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Both the sales staff and business office were very helpful and patient as we purchased our new Palisade. I feel confident when we need service that will continue to be the case.

Emmett Quattlebaum
Emmett Quattlebaum
GOOGLE
1-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly Staff. Good service. Low prices.

Joshua Brown
Joshua Brown
GOOGLE
1-14-2020
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Jeff Raboczkay
Jeff Raboczkay
GOOGLE
1-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bert was a great help for us. He was patient and new we where looking around at other dealerships in the area. We finally decided on Pohanka Nissan. Again Bert and also Tim and the rest of the staff were awesome and took car of all are needs. Great work to you all.

Sarah Butler
Sarah Butler
GOOGLE
1-6-2020
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S O O F I
S O O F I
GOOGLE
1-6-2020
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Nice one

Joanne Winton
Joanne Winton
GOOGLE
1-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Staff are always courteous and friendly. Service is excellent. Thank you James E Hilton

Kevin Sibley
Kevin Sibley
GOOGLE
1-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our car buying experience was on point, professional and friendly. Our salesperson Jonny, was a pleasure to work with and well informed on the vehicle and its operations. He was a huge help to us in our car buying experience.

Amanda Mcgrady
Amanda Mcgrady
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
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Jonathan Ellison
Jonathan Ellison
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
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The overall experience of the time I spent there new years day was good. Although there were a few miscommunications at the start, they quickly reported that they understood our concerns and in the end the deal we worked out hit tremendously the salesmen and women know what they are doing to get you in and out as quickly as possible.

anael kimble
anael kimble
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
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Sarah Tofani
Sarah Tofani
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
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I really have to say thank you so very much to Brad, Kristin and Matt at Pohanka Hyundai!! They really did their very best to get me into the car I really wanted. It was a lot of number crunching and time spent to make this happen! I also took advantage of an extra maintenance plan and I know I'm going to be very happy to not have to pay for oil changes! Thank you again Matt!! You guys are awesome!

Jordan McCall
Jordan McCall
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
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Domenick Fucci
Domenick Fucci
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
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Ali Joy
Ali Joy
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
JandK Angelo
JandK Angelo
GOOGLE
12-31-2019
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I loved working with Isabel to find the perfect car for me!

Michael Poulos
Michael Poulos
GOOGLE
12-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly staff, quick service

Shannon Lovelace
Shannon Lovelace
GOOGLE
12-24-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I love them. They were quick and efficient while helping me avoid making a huge mistake with a shady auto sales place nearby in the area. Thank you for everything.

Omar Poma
Omar Poma
GOOGLE
12-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very helpful and specially the numbers they gave me were very clear. Everything looks pretty clear to me.

Craig Houlette
Craig Houlette
GOOGLE
12-21-2019
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Esteban Bustamante
Esteban Bustamante
GOOGLE
12-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Joshua Blochowicz
Joshua Blochowicz
GOOGLE
12-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jessica Steinmetz
Jessica Steinmetz
GOOGLE
12-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Theresa Nutt
Theresa Nutt
GOOGLE
12-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Customer service is always Awesome..I wont go anywhere else .I love my Pohanka Honda if Fredericksburg Va..especially always a warm greeting from Dixie!!

Franchesca Y.
Franchesca Y.
YELP
12-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Best experience ever!!! Jonathan and the rest of the staff made me feel like I was at home! Never once was I pressured into buying a vehicle by them. This establishment is very welcoming and are willing to work with you no matter how bad you think your situation is. Thanks to this dealership I was able to drive away with a great vehicle!!!

Rose Halsaver
Rose Halsaver
GOOGLE
12-13-2019
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Kristyn Gonzales went above and beyond to find the right car for us! She was knowledgeable, professional and personable. She made the usual dreaded car buying experience pleasant and we got a great deal!

angela hobbs
angela hobbs
GOOGLE
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Amazing people, very helpful. Julianna and Paul were awesome! Matt was also very helpful with the financing part. Great experience! 😊

Sophia Webster
Sophia Webster
GOOGLE
12-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

My dad and I came to this dealership to buy my first car. My saleswoman, Alanna, was a joy. Informative and really nice. The salesman, who turned out to be the actual Sales Manager, was transparent and straight to the point. I didn’t like the financing lady that much, but she’s just the financing lady. Also, when I went to pick up my vehicle I had to wait a bit, however, those are small things in comparison to my overall great experience. I got an amazing price on my 2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD, a LIFETIME power train warranty, and I LOVE IT. I’ll definitely be returning to the dealership for maintenance and my mom will buy her new vehicle here too. :)

Cheryl Arceneaux
Cheryl Arceneaux
GOOGLE
12-6-2019
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Robert Randolph
Robert Randolph
GOOGLE
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Malik Robertson
Malik Robertson
GOOGLE
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Alyssa Harmon
Alyssa Harmon
GOOGLE
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Izzy was absolutely wonderful. So personable and friendly! She answered all my questions and helped me get my new Hyundai kona!

Brian Sheehan
Brian Sheehan
GOOGLE
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Dylan Wade
Dylan Wade
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Kristyn was very helpful and professional. The entire Pohanka Hyundai team helped make our wishes come true. We are proud owners of a 2020 Hyundai Palisade thanks to Kristyn and her team.

Sonja Gentry
Sonja Gentry
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have bought 5 vehicles from this location. Each time the staff has went out of their way to enhance my experience and provide me the best customer service I can ask for. Matt, Juliana and Adam are great associates and try their best to get the best deal possible and take care of returning and new customers.

Christian Zammas
Christian Zammas
GOOGLE
11-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

So after purchasing my first new car and driving it off the lot in 2018 I brought my wife here last Friday and we both ended up walking away with new cars. I can’t explain in words how this made both of us feel. The work that Esmeralda, Kingsley and Timmy did was crucial to our experience and well dang they now have us as lifers. We have Nissan and Hyundai autos and love them both.

Christian Z.
YELP
11-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our family now has two brand new cars and that makes three in the past two years. Our payments are reasonable and we honestly felt that we got the best deal for our money. Even the service department went above and beyond. Esmeralda, Kingsley, Brandon and Timmy are the ones that make it happen!! Thank you

Bridget Brooks
Bridget Brooks
GOOGLE
11-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Bill Metheny
Bill Metheny
GOOGLE
11-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Robin Barnes
Robin Barnes
GOOGLE
11-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

It was great as well as disappointing. The service was great to start ... They listened to what I needed and helped meet those needs... But after knowing the sale was sealed, the one salesman ignored me. I had to come back and he never said a word when I entered...when I was working with the finance associate, he interrupted us and this just seemed rude. All in all, I love my new car and it's soooo practical, efficient and economical...and a beautiful color! The finance associate, Gissell, was friendly and professional, as well as very efficient. And Tim Pohanka, you were also wonderful. First impressions are important and you made this a great experience!

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