Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Power and Speed
|134 HP (98 kW)|
Number of Engines
|Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
Battery and Charge
DC Charge Rate
AC Charge Rate
DC Charge Time
AC Charge Time
Year of Production
About Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a mid-range electric sedan first introduced in 2016 to the US, South Korea, and some other markets. In the 2020, it has got an upgraded battery pack, the old Ioniq Electric had a 28 kWh battery, the new version comes with a 38.3 kWh battery. It also got a more efficient and more powerful electric motor that produces 134 HP and 295 Nm torque.
Korean electric sedan can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.7 seconds, nothing special about its performance. It is currently being built in South Korea, and Malaysia. United States is the biggest market Ioniq Electric made available. Pricing starts at $33,245 for the base model Ioniq Electric SE. High trim version which is called Ioniq Electric Limited comes with wireless charging pad for smartphones, blind-spot collision warning, and LED headlights priced at $38,815.
In Europe, Ioniq Electric costs a little bit more around €35,000. Hyundai’s not too cheap electric sedan will probably discontinued in the near future, as the next generation Ioniq sub-brand vehicles coming to the market like Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Ioniq Electric can produce 134 horsepower and 295 Nm torque with its single electric motor in the front. Acceleration performance from 0 to 100 km/h is 9.7 seconds and top speed limited to 165 kilometers per hour.
Design and Features
Newest Ioniq Electric model has a different front grille design compared to former Ioniqs. Unlike the smooth surface in the old car, new Ioniq Electric comes with a textured nose and two air vents that can automatically be opened and closed. When the battery heats up, these two air vents will open up to allow some extra air inside for cooling.
Hyundai uses a 10.25-inch infotainment display, as expected responds are a little bit laggy but it supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for better user experience. You can also connect two smartphones thanks to the Twin Bluetooth feature.
Ioniq Electric’s highest trim will get heated and also cooled seats. Space on the back seats is not great though, as Ioniq Electric is not a car that purely designed battery powered drivetrain on mind.
Ioniq Electric equipped with radar cruise control will be able to increase and decrease regenerative braking depending on the traffic, this feature will add a couple of miles to the range and improve the overall efficiency.
Range and Charging
Mid-range sedan comes with a 38.3 kWh battery capacity, enough for a range of 273 kilometers according to the EPA. WLTP range estimate is around 311 km. It supports 100 kW DC rapid charging, 10 percent to 80 percent of charge in 54 minutes. Fully charging the vehicle with a 7.4 kW AC plug takes 6 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Hyundai Ioniq Fully Electric?
Hyundai Ioniq has three options and only the Ioniq Electric variant is a fully electric vehicle. Ioniq Hybrid is basically the plug-in hybrid version of this multi-drivetrain sedan. Ioniq also comes with a fuel cell powered hydrogen electric option.