The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a spacious, conservative, popular EV
Introduction to the Hyundai Ioniq Electric
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric was Hyundai’s first foray into the electric car world.
The Ioniq Electric came out in 2016 and is still going strong today. This Hyundai electric car is a 5-door hatchback with plenty to offer.
Hyundai have since brought out the Kona Electric which you should also take a look at.
- Comfortable and spacious
- Drives and feels like a conventional car
- A good all-rounder
- Nice decor inside
- Range not as good as recent competitors
Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Range
The Ioniq has a 30.5 kWh battery which translates into a Hyundai Ioniq Electric range of about 131 miles, in the real world.
The Ioniq can also use rapid chargers at motorway service stations at a high charging rate of up to 70 kW. Many public chargers are still limited to 50 kW charging, but the network is being gradually upgraded.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Price
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric price is from £27,250, including the PiCG grant.
This Hyundai EV is sensibly and competitively priced in this segment, given its size and features.
Even though its range is not as good as some of its competitors, the Ioniq Electric is actually good value – you aren’t paying a king’s ransom for each of those miles driven.
Who is the Hyundai Ioniq Electric for?
This Hyundai electric car is front-wheel drive, has 5 doors and 5 seats.
Its 88 kW motor (118 bhp) gives it a top speed of 103 mph. It can go from 0 to 62 mph in 9.9 seconds.
In terms of aesthetics, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is probably best described as conservative, both inside and out. However, the design is standing the test of time, and it’s perhaps an antidote to some of the more outlandish EV concepts out there.
Equipment levels and the driver experience are both very good. Space in the back seats of this Hyundai electric car is also fine for both legroom and headroom, and the boot is pretty spacious.
The Ioniq is already a popular EV for families, due to its space, price, and practicality. Its limited range does mean you have to plan ahead for longer trips, though rapid charging via its CCS connector is available.
The Hyundai Ioniq would also be a comfortable, sensible choice for commuters, as long as the home to work distance is not too big.
In summary, this Hyundai EV is a sensible, fairly capable electric car. A second hand one at a low price could be a real steal.
- If you would like more information about EVs in general, please see our main Electric Cars page.
- For specific details about the Ioniq itself, see the main Hyundai UK Ioniq Electric website.
- Otherwise, please scroll down to the Reviews section below for independent analyses.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Reviews
We have trudged round the web and brought all the main video and text reviews to you in one place.
Click on the links below for independent reviews of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric from well-known car reviewers:
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
> Fully Charged Live
- Reviewer: Robert Llewellyn
- Organisation: Fully Charged Live
- Date published: 9 November 2016
- Length: 13 minutes 45 seconds
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
- Reviewer: Nicki Shields
- Organisation: Carbuyer
- Date published: 2 January 2018
- Length: 5 minutes 10 seconds