As the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is becoming more widely available (in Europe right now, nothing in North America for a few more months at least), it is becoming obvious that Hyundai has done an amazing job when they built this from-the-ground-up, purpose-built vehicle.
Although the battery pack is relatively small (it’s 28 kWh – comparable to the Nissan LEAF’s 30 kWh battery pack), it’s able to get ranges closer to that of the Chevrolet Bolt than any of the 100 mile electric vehicles.
For example, in a recent test, driven along the same route in similar conditions, a 30 kWh Nissan Leaf was able to drive 122.1km on a single charge. However, the 2017 IONIQ Electric made it 165 km! That’s over 35% farther on a smaller battery pack! Efficiency ratings on that drive were 20.7 kWh per 100 kms for the LEAF, and only 17 kWH/100kms for the IONIQ.
Of all the range tests that I have seen on the Hyundai IONIQ EV, they just keep stating the (now) obvious. The IONIQ Electric is the star – it’s a second generation electric car, it just has a small battery 🙂
For more range geeking, check out this thread on the forum – it is a collection of IONIQ range test results