Here is the long-awaited Bjørn Nyland 1,000 km challenge of the brand new Hyundai Ioniq 5 (AWD, 72.6 kWh version), which turns out to be one of the best models for long trips.

The time achieved was 10 hours and 6 minutes, however, according to Bjørn Nyland, the estimated result is 10 hours due to several reasons. There was one unnecessary charging stop (a total of five instead of four) and a few minutes were wasted here and there.

The main issue was the rain that affected the test and inflated consumption. It probably could do 9 hours and 40 minutes.

The overall potential for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is less than 10 hours (when starting fully charged) with four ultra-fast charging session. One thing is important that to fully utilize the car's charging power of about 220 kW, 800V ultra-fast chargers are required.

Another thing is that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is significantly less efficient at higher speeds.

Anyway, at an estimated result of 10 hours (9 hours 40 minutes potential), the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the top crossover/SUV tested so far. It will be now interesting to see the MIC Tesla Model Y.


Test conditions:

  • Start: 100% State of Charge (SOC)
  • Temperatures: 17-21°C (18°C on average)
  • Total time: 10 hours 0 minutes (estimated)
  • Average speed (total): 100 km/h (62 mph)
  • Average efficiency: 261 Wh/km (420 Wh/mile)
  • Number of stops for charging: 5
  • Date / Notes: 27.07.2021, Norway, wet half of route

Charging stops:

  1. Charging: after 183 km (114 miles)
  2. Charging: after 374 km (232 miles)
  3. Charging: after 593 km (369 miles)
  4. Charging: after 685 km (426 miles)
  5. Charging: after 849 km (528 miles)
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