Star at this year’s Bangkok International Motor Show.

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric stole the show at this year’s Bangkok International Motor Show.

It’s only the second fully-electric vehicle to be sold in Thailand, and at B1.75 million, it’s a half-million-baht cheaper than it’s only rival, the Kia Soul EV (priced at B2.3 million and released last year).

At 9.9 seconds from 0-100km/h,the Ioniq’s no Tesla, but it will reach speeds of 165 km/h thanks to 120 PS and 295 Nm of torque.

Charge it once (via either your home plug socket or one of Bangkok’s to-our-eyes non-existent fast-charging points), and the car will take you and four passengers up to 280 kilometers before needing the mains supply again.

It has five seats, a big trunk and styling that makes us think the designer had a picture of the Prius close at hand. www.hyundai.co.th