IONIQ Electric – Complete Hyundai Walkthrough Videos On Its 110 Mile EV

SEP 22 2016 BY MARK KANE 62

Hyundai presents its upcoming IONIQ Electric in a new series of videos covering all the points of interest on its first global all-electric car offering. (Of note: the IONIQ Electric has been available in its domestic/South Korean market now for several months)

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

The first two episodes center around the powertrain and the IONIQ Electric’s battery range and charging.

One of the new tidbits of information contained in the videos is the acceleration time of the Hyundai, with 0-100 km/h (62 mph) accomplished in 9.9 seconds.

Video (above) description:

[IONIQ electric] #1 Electric Power System
Introducing IONIQ electric, the new generation of electric vehicle.

IONIQ electric’s high-powered electric motor provides drivers with superior initial acceleration and driving performance, while Shift-By-Wire transmission brings entirely new experience of driving.

Let’s meet the first story of IONIQ electric, which refined with world-class technological innovation.”

Hyundai IONIQ Electric Interior

Hyundai IONIQ Electric Interior

Quick specs IONIQ Electric:

  • 28 kWh battery optimistic 155 miles/250 km on NEDC standard (EPA estimated at 110 miles/177 km)
  • 88 kW (120 PS) electric motor with 295 Nm of torque
  • 165 km/h (102 mph) top speed
  • 0-60 km/h (37 mph) in 4.5 seconds
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.9 seconds
  • 6.6 kW on-board charger
  • DC fast charging up to 80% in 33 minutes at 50 kW or 24 minutes at 100 kW (CCS/J1772 Combo)

Second video description:

[IONIQ electric] #2 Electric Power System
IONIQ electric enables you to drive up to 280km with single charge,
which is the result of a lightweight high-voltage battery and improved energy density.
Also, regenerative braking system and quick charge infra are reducing the anxiety from discharge.”

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I hope Hyundai can achieve decent sales with the IONIQ. I also hope they realize if sales numbers aren’t decent, it’s not because of a lack of desire for electric vehicles. It will be because they came to market at less than 1/2 the range as the Chevy Bolt.
Has price for the IONIQ been announced yet?

Also 2.7 seconds slower to 60 MPH than SparkEV (over 3 sec slower than Bolt). Ioniq’s competition seems to be current generation of Leaf and Prius. They’ll have to price it like bargain basement cars to sell many.

This is where Bolt is lacking, option for smaller capacity battery for lower price. If you assume $250/kWh pack price, they could lower the price by $7.5K, or $22.5K post subsidy. That’ll probably kill today’s Leaf, Ioniq, upcoming FocusE and eGolf, etc.

Why? Should that kill them? I guess those cars would then have a similar range, similar price and similar power.

Similar power? Thats right, the Bolts 60kWh pack is the reason why the Bolt has 200hp. With a 30kWh pack it would be the same 100hp EV as all the other upcoming/existing 30kWh 30k$ EVs.

Given that SparkEV with 18.4 kWh battery makes 105 kW (140 HP), I doubt Bolt with 1.5X bigger battery (30 kWh) will make less. If anything, it will still make 200 HP while being about 400 lb lighter. At 3000 lb with 200 HP, that will be some serious acceleration muscle.

Hmm. I see the problem now. At that level of acceleration, it could eat into Camaros and what not.

The Volt has only an 18 kWh battery and puts out max 120 kW/160 hp.

The i3 puts out 170hp with a 22kWh battery.

Weren’t you saying yesterday, “anything without DCFC is at toy”? To me, these 100-mile range BEVs are more “toy-like” than 200+ mile range ones because they significantly decrease the amount of trips that can be covered. So instead of relying on a DCFC network, just start with a bigger “tank” instead.

I think the used market will cover bargain hunters.

Without DCFC, Bolt range per day is about 100 miles from home. With DCFC, SparkEV range is about 400-500 miles from home. EV without DCFC are still toys, but even 60 miles range EV like iMiev with DCFC is a real car.

Now I don’t expect you to understand if you haven’t experienced SparkEV DCFC, quickest in the world. I wouldn’t have understood this until I actually experience it for myself. DCFC is a game changer.

I could say the 100 mile range is a “toy”, since you have to stop to DC charge for an hour on a 200 mile trip. The 200 mile BEV is a “real car” since it can do the job.

I just came back for San Diego to LA trip that is 140 miles away (280 miles) with SparkEV. Such trip won’t be possible with Bolt without DCFC. Say what you will, but being tethered to home is a toy car, and that’s what lack of DCFC is.

How does a Spark EV charging at slightly LESS than 50kW maximum charge speed beat a Tesla Model S at about 120kW max?

I mean quick in terms of percentage. People generally use DCFC when it’s low in percent (unless you’re on no charge to make people wait plan from Nissan / BMW). Then the amount of time you spend at DCFC is much shorter for SparkEV than Tesla.

Of course for miles, Tesla wins, unless you’re at higher end of charge taper.

By the way, will quick charge power offer Jdemo for Bolt? I think some who do not get CCS will realize their mistake, and it will be good to offer them a way out. Damn you Tony, you make such kick-ass product; I’m so jealous! 🙂

I realize that I’m changing the subject, but I’m one of these used market bargain hunters. I’ll consider almost any EV or PHV that’s a bargain. (Ok, maybe not the i-Miev.) Where should I be looking?
There must be lots of Leafs and Volts coming off-lease, but the only ones I find are in Florida.

Are you saying you’ve looked at and there’s nothing local? If so, see if your local dealerships will ship a car.

There are lots of used Leafs available at very reasonable prices ($10k-$15k) in Georgia (due to the $5k state incentive on top of the federal tax credit). (I just bought an almost unused 2015 Leaf in NC at a good price.)

Don’t poo-poo the i-MiEV. You can get used one for $6-8K, and they’re actually kinda fun to drive. Rear-wheel drive, lighter than an i3, and can hold 4 full-sized (read: American) adults.

I read 0 – 60 in 4.5 seconds, and was like, “nice, I need to go look at that”.

Then my eyes found the km/h markings. 9.9 to 60 mph will not be parked in my driveway.

Chevy did get their priorities right with acceleration on the Bolt.

Yeah, the whole ad is a scam. 0-60 they say, intentionally not saying it’s km/h. “Shift by wire” is a thing they claim, which really is what all EVs do as “shifting” merely consists of shifting the phases of the sine wave generators. Apparently everything is “superior” to other cars without explaining what or why.

Sport Mode=0-60 km/h (37 mph) in 4.5 seconds

But who’s in a hurry, I also fo ECO for most range 155 miles.

I don’t see why they would have a Bolt with a smaller battery. If you want a smaller battery car, get the Spark EV.

SparkEV will not be available after Bolt comes out, so there really won’t be an option for kick-ass EV with lower range and lower cost.

They don’t want to sell many. That’s why the BEV is priced €10k above the PHEV. And *some* will buy it anyway, oddly enough, so I guess they get it how they want it.

It’s a real pity. This irrelevant car would have been among the most exciting for 2017 with a bigger battery and a bit more power. It beats even the i3 on efficiency and seems to have many strong points, but with a battery pack that would only excite in 2013 or before its sadly just a bad joke.

Why are you comparing the Spark EV to the IONIQ? the Spark EV is two size classes smaller (subcompact vs. mid-size). Noone is going to be cross-shopping them (even if the Spark EV was a wide-market, which GM decided not to do).

It’s also not like the IONIQ is a sports and/or performance car.

Their PR department is working overtime to come up with new ways to describe features that are already available on other cars. Shift by wire??? At least they covered up the grille. Buy an off lease Leaf for a lot less and save your money for “the next big thing” whenever that arrives.

Power output of 88kw when the BMW i3 is 125kw and the Bolt is 150kw of power.
This is too little and too late.
They need to increase the power output and the range.

Any word on pricing in US? What’s the sale like in Korea relative to other EV?

Considering the sister vehicle is the Kia Soul EV with the same size battery pack. It ranges from $32,800 – $37,900. Not a whole lot cheaper than the upcoming Bolt.

I don’t know the price for USA, but here in France we have an official price.
35,850€ VAT Incl. or ~40,152$ (In France the price is always with VAT)
29,875€ without VAT or ~33,460$ (In USA, the price is given without VAT)
29550€ after incentives or ~33,096$ (the money for to take one to your home)

If the price will be near 33,500$, it will be very close to the 37,500$ of the Bolt. Or worth to close to the 35,000$ of the Tesla Model 3.
The price is comparable to the Nissan Leaf 30kWh, just about 500€ more than the Nissan.
I don’t know what Hyundai gona do in USA, But they CAN’T go to the same price in France, because the Bolt is near to hit the market. In France they have at least 9 month before the arrival of the Opel Ampera-e.
I hope a 200+ miles EPA at ~25,000$ is on schedule.

100ish mile range and 28 kw battery in a brand new offering? Are they living in 2014?

They will not sell many of these unless they are priced well below $30k before rebates.

Even if it is below $30k it still makes no sense to buy it if the Bolt and the M3 are sub $30k or even less.

Actually that’s significantly cheaper. The Model 3 is supposed to be 30,000 AFTER incentives.. and that will likely be for a bare-bones base model only. Which means the Ionic could be bought for as little as $22,500 after incentives.

tesla model 3 is 35k before incentives, not 30k after incentives

Will start from 33000€ in Germany.

That is too much. The M3 is cheaper and better and it is well worth the wait of a few months.

The Model 3 will not be cheaper than € 33k in Germany. Remember, European prices always include VAT, and it is high relative to the US: 19%

I saw that as well. So that equates to $36,805 USD. For $700 more, you can get a car with twice the range.

This was interesting too: “Hyundai reps have previously revealed that the all-electric IONIQ will likely be getting a battery-pack upgrade within the next few years.”

It appears they realize their mistake, but I suggest fixing it sooner rather than later.

I agree with you. I almost certain that it will take a short time for them to put a bigger battery. They also have the advantage of a better drag co. than the Bolt, but not the Tesla M3.

Back to the batteries. They have LG and Samsung on the peninsula so they should not have a problem.

See my answer above, take VAT into account.

The price in Korea is $32,706.

I think, no matter what, the price will start with a “3”, which is too much for a BEV with only 100 miles of range, IMO.

Oh yeah, +100, this looked like a really interesting car until I read comments about price. Unless it gets a 40% BMW style kick in the range department or sells for sub $30k before incentives why would anyone buy it? It’s fine there’s nothing wrong with a boring low range ev but it needs to cost less than a better equipped longer range ev.

someone knows when it will be available in north america? I live in canada and still no sound of price and availability except for a autumn 2016

Not enough range to be competitive, unless it has bargain basement pricing. Might have been a contender a couple years ago.

Funny how they try to brag about technology and specs every other EV has had for at least 5 years now.

When they said 0-60 in 4.5 seconds.. I thought WOW, that’s fast! Then I realized they were talking about Kilometers…

It’s still a decent time, actually. Bolts 3.2 seconds is 0-50 kph.

But 60-100 is on the slow side.

I think it’d be a good car if it had 40 kWh useable and the same price. Since it’s so efficient you’d get 85-90% of Bolts highway range (which IMHO is what matters – city range would be more than you ever need with a 40 kWh pack although efficiency does keep fuel cost to a minimum).

Good first effort but unfortunately overshadowed by the next generation of battery EVs. As such, I expect sales will be disappointing. Hyundai is a good automobile manufacture though so I would expect a more competitive model to be offered soon.

The narration in these videos sounds like it was machine generated. Feels like Google Translate talking to me.

I guess to match the tone, they asked the actress to act as robotic and unnatural as possible.

Obviously the ad was targeting Europe and not the US. Maybe someone from the other side of the pond could tell me if this is a normal EU promo ad.

Am I the only one who found the girl to be highly annoying?

Next week after Zoe R400 reveal Hyundai can cut the price about 7000 €.

No Supercharger Network plans?

This is the first CCS compatible car to accept 200 amps (née 100kW).

The Kia Soul EV took that honor a few years ago,musing CHAdeMO.

Did I hear ICE noise during some moments of the IONIQ videos?

Some may be missing the point. This is a Prius fighter, through and through. The greatest number of IONIQs at dealers will be the hybrid. The PHEV will surely be limited availability and the BEV version – pret-ty scarce. I believe the IONIQ is significant in that Hyundai used some creativity to cut costs over the Prius and they hope to go toe-to-toe with Toyota over those hybrid buyers. The only caveat being the Honda Insight, part deux. That car was a complete failure in the marketplace. The hard plastics inside and the Prius-copycat look on the outside only made the rubber-bandy CVT and poor Honda hybrid system look even more like a half-hearted attempt. IONIQ has it’s own look, and we shall see about the interior quality. They used a much simpler transmission that anyone else has every attempted. This got them into some trouble and a recall in S. Korea. It was found that IONIQ hybrids would stall on hills at slow speeds. Hopefully, this is ironed out by now – but we shall see. Overall, IONIQ shows how huge auto companies feel about electrification. It’s hybrids now, and enough development so they can tap into the all-electric,… Read more »

I agree that the Insight was a failure. But I can’t agree that they copied the look of the Prius. Actually, the insight was released long before the 2nd gen Prius, and thus if anything Toyota copied Honda.

* sorry about the typos. I tapped into the word “tap” a bit much! L 🙂 L

Look for the BEV version of the IONIQ in the 11 C.A.R.B. states, folks. Got to get those precious ZEV credits.

Yep… sold in just enough quantity to get their 2015 and 2016 model year credits up to date (they can go back two years).

The 75 or so Hyundai hydrogen cars, even at 9 credits each, likely aren’t even close to meeting the ZEV mandates.

Special provisions in the Clean Air Act allow states to either follow the federal requirements or adopt California’s vehicle emission regulations. Nine other states adopted the California regulation: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Still no idea when the 3 versions of the Ioniq will come out in Canada and USA?

“0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.9 seconds”

That is about the performance of a Kia Soul or VW E-Golf…

Too slow!

I just want those regen upshift/downshift paddle shifters. That would make it fun to drive.

Those videos are horrible. So “selly”. Almost lying is what they are doing. So tired of that chit. It really holds evs back. Be honest instead.

That charging speed on a 100kW charger really sucks! Let’s say you acctually can utalize the entire 28kWh battery. 80% is then 19,2kWh. 19,2kWh in 23 min is an average of 50kW… Sucks.

I think they may have nailed it here.
The only thing that I find that may be a mistake here is the breathy pronunciation of the model name.

I thought it was ee-you-nuk.

Yes, eye-on-eek. Kind of like a play on Lithium ION and Unique.