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 the following battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs):
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The Hyundai IONIQ PHEV 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. PHEVs are perfect for individuals and families:
- Keen to take a step towards lower emission and environment-friendly driving.
- Need a vehicle for extensive and regular long-distance travelling.
- Have limited access to private or public EV charging stations.
- Do a number of short commutes (30 miles and below) on a regular basis.
- Keen to save money.
It is a widely known fact, in that, the average distance of a trip in the UK is a mere 12 miles. An average vehicle in the UK will travel between 8k and 10k miles per annum i.e. less than 30 miles per day. The newest eco-friendly PHEVs on the market will average between 20 to 30 zero-emission electric miles on a fully-charged EV battery. In most plug-in electric cars the EV battery will be below 15 kWh in capacity.
The IONIQ plug-in electric car has a 8.9 kWh EV battery with a WLTP zero-emission electric range of 32 miles (could be up to 39 miles under certain driving conditions). Depending on driving style, weather condition and the services used in the EV, expect a real world range closer to 25 miles. However, that would be more than sufficient for most daily commutes using the EV battery i.e. driving emission-free and also saving money (the running cost per mile of an EV is far lower than a petrol or diesel car). Depending on the cost of electricity, the cost per mile for driving on electric can be as low as 3 pence per mile. Bottom-line driving on electric miles is both cost efficient and eco-friendly!
The IONIQ EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to electric driving, but at prices that are affordable. The Hyundai plug-in 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 3.3 kW AC on-board charger. A perfect step into affordable and fun electric driving.
|At A Glance|
|EV Type:||Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)|
|Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):||Not Available|
|Engine:||Petrol/ Electric (1.6 141PS Petrol Blue Drive)|
|Available In UK:||Yes|
|Variants (2 Options)|
|Plug- In Hybrid Premium (from £30,450)|
|Plug-In Hybrid Premium SE (from £32,450)|
|An affordable family electric hatchback||On board charger limited to 3.3 kW|
|Spacious interiors||Smaller electric range compared to other alternatives|
|Easy to drive||Not the most exciting exterior design or drive|
|EV Battery & Emissions|
|EV Battery Type:||Lithium-ion|
|EV Battery Capacity:||Available in one battery sizes (8.9 kWh)|
|Charging:||On board charger: 3.3 kW AC|
|Charge Port:||Type 2|
|EV Cable Type:||Type 2|
|Tailpipe Emissions:||26g (CO2/km)|
|Battery Warranty:||8 years or 100,000 miles|
|1.6 141PS Petrol Blue Drive 2WD DCT|
|EV Battery Capacity:||8.9 kWh|
|Pure Electric Range (WLTP):||32 miles|
|Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):||N/A|
|Fuel Consumption (mpg):||256.8|
|Charging:||On board charger: 3.3 kW AC|
|Top Speed:||110 mph|
|0-62 mph:||10.6 seconds|
|Drive:||Front-wheel drive (FWD)|
|Electric Motor (kW):||N/A|
|Max Power (PS):||105|
|Kerb Weight (kg):||1,495 – 1551|
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