The Hyundai IONIQ Electric Hatchback: The Complete Guide

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Overview


The Hyundai Motor Company, is a South Korean automotive manufacturer with a strong global presence (up to 200 countries). The company also has a stake in another leading South Korean automotive company, Kia Corporation. Hyundai has an annual production capacity of over 1.6 million units.

Hyundai commenced developing alternative fuel vehicles in 1988. The first pure electric car was developed by the company in 1991 (Sonata EV). The automotive manufacturer commenced producing hybrid electric vehicles in 2008. The company currently has two battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and also has two plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs):


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The Hyundai IONIQ Electric Hatchback


The Hyundai IONIQ, is the first model to be offered as a hybrid (HEV), a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and a battery-electric vehicle (BEV). All three powertrains are offered within one body type. The variants made their debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. However, the IONIQ Hybrid made its debut in South Korea in January 2016.

The IONIQ EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to zero-emission electric driving, but at prices that are affordable. The pure electric hatchback is priced below £35,000 and therefore eligible for the UK government plug-in car grant (PiCG).

The e-hatchback is practical and versatile with a decent zero-emission range. The EV is available in one EV battery sizes (38.3 kWh), with a WLTP range up to 193. The Hyundai electric family hatchback is more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, weekend trips, grocery shopping and a lot more! The electric vehicle (EV) has a 7.2 kW AC on-board charger and is capable of DC charging up to 50 kW (0-80%: 57 mins). A perfect step into affordable and fun electric driving.

Hyundai IONIQ Electric
The Hyundai IONIQ Electric Hatchback (credit: Hyundai)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Premium (from £30,550)
Premium SE (from £32,550)

PROSCONS
An affordable family electric hatchbackDC charging only up to 50 kW
Spacious interiorsSmaller electric range compared to other alternatives
Easy to driveNot the most exciting exterior design or drive

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery sizes (38.3 kWh)
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 57 mins). On board charger: 7.2kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1475
Width (mm):1820
Length (mm):4470
Wheelbase (mm):2700

IONIQ Electric Premium
EV Battery Capacity:38.3 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):193 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):13.8
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 57 mins). On board charger: 7.2kW AC
Top Speed:103 mph
0-62 mph:10.2 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):136
Max Power (PS):100
Torque (Nm):295
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,527 – 1575
Colours:9

IONIQ Electric Premium SE
EV Battery Capacity:38.3 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):193 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):13.8
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 57 mins). On board charger: 7.2kW AC
Top Speed:103 mph
0-62 mph:10.2 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):136
Max Power (PS):100
Torque (Nm):295
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,527 – 1575
Colours:9

Hyundai IONIQ Electric
The Hyundai IONIQ Electric Hatchback (credit: Hyundai)

Hyundai IONIQ Electric
The Hyundai IONIQ Electric Hatchback (credit: Hyundai)

Hyundai IONIQ Electric
The Hyundai IONIQ Electric Hatchback (credit: Hyundai)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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