The Ioniq electric is part of a three model Ioniq range that includes a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle), PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle).
Worldwide sales of the BEV and HEV began in 2016, with the PHEV released in late 2017.
Australian sales of the three vehicles began in January 2019.
The BEV version was originally released here with a 28kWh battery, however in mid 2019 the Ioniq received a mid-model refresh, with changes including an increased battery size to 38kWh, cosmetic changes to the exterior – in particular a ‘dimpled’ nose treatment in line with the Kona electric – and some minor interior changes including an upgrade to the size of the optional touchscreen from 200 to 250mm.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric Variants
|Variant||Battery (kWh)||WLTP Range (km)||EPA Range (km)||Power Output (kW)||Maximum Torque (Nm)||Plug Types (AC/DC)||Max Charge Rate (AC/DC)||Price|
|2019 Ioniq Electric||28||280||200||88||295||Type 2/ CCS2||7/100||$44,990+|
|2021 Ioniq Electric||38.3||311||274||110||295||Type 2/ CCS2||7/50||$48,490+|
The Ioniq electric has a quoted range of 373 km under the old European NEDC test cycle which is still used in Australia. Real world driving range however is closer to 270km.
The Ioniq electric can, at its limit, make a round-trip from the Melbourne CBD to Cowes on Phillip Island and back – provided the heating or air conditioning aren’t used. For this sort of trip, a 30 min to 1hr top-up AC charge over lunch in Cowes (utilising a power point) is recommended.
The Ioniq electric is fitted with a CCS2 socket allowing it to charge via AC as well as via CCS2 DC fast-chargers.
It can be charged at any AC EVSE, however an adaptor is needed to use EVSEs fitted with Type 1 plugs.
Although fitted with the 3 phase, type 2 AC socket as part of the CCS2 system, the Ioniq electric charges using single phase AC only, at a maximum of 7kW (30A).
Charging speeds vary on the capacity of the EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) it is connected to. Charging times are shown in the table below.
DC fast charging
The Ioniq electric uses the CCS2 fast-charge connector which is the majority type of DC fast-charge connector in both Australia and overseas.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric Time to Charge (hrs)
|Variant||Battery size (kWh)||10A socket||16A 1 phase (3.6kW)||30A 1 phase (7kW)||16A 3 phase (11kW)||50kW DC Fast Charge (min)||100kW DC Fast Charge (min)|
|2019 Ioniq Electric||28||13h20||9h||4h25||4h25||30m (to 80%)||23m (to 80%)|
|2021 Ioniq Electric||38.3||16.5||12h||6||12||54m (to 80%)||54m (to 80%)|
Home charging considerations
To get the shortest home charging time for an Ioniq electric, a 7kW AC EVSE is needed.
However, depending on your existing power supply and/or charging needs, it may only be practical to fit a lower rated EVSE. Lower capacity EVSEs will increase charging times, as shown in table 1 above.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric Specifications
|Variant||Cargo space (litres)||Cargo Space with rear seats folded (litres)||Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Width with mirrors (mm)||Height (mm)||Tow Rating (braked / unbraked)|
|2019 Ioniq Electric||350||1410||4470||1820||2045||1450|
|2021 Ioniq Electric||350||1410||4470||1820||2045||1450|