Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid Charging Guide


The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is proving a popular model, and with the economy figures offered by the PHEV family hatchback it is easy to see why. An official electric range of 31 miles puts it on a par with – or better – than a number of its PHEV rivals, and Hyundai has made sure the rest of the powertrain matches up to the car’s efficient potential.

The final piece of Hyundai’s Ioniq trio to be launched, the PHEV model is available with £2,500 off the purchase cost because of its eligibility for the OLEV Category 2 Plug-in Car Grant. New Hyundai Ioniq PHEV buyers are likely to be able to claim the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme grant too, worth £500 off the cost of a fully-installed home charge point

Find out more in the below Zap-Map Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid charging guide.

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Range

Official NEDC Range

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

Electric only
39 miles

746 miles

Real-world Range

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

Electric only
31 miles

628 miles

* Combined range using both petrol and electric (from a single full charge)

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Charging inlets

Like most PHEVs, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is only able to use slow and fast chargers – there is no rapid charge capability. As such there is one inlet which, in the case of the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, uses the Type 2 charging standard.

Type 2 – Slow & Fast


Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Charging times

Below is a table showing approximately how long it will take to charge a Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. Times are for a 100% charge, but it is worth noting that these times are only a guide as PHEV drivers will often not use an entire charge to complete their journey.

Other factors that might vary the charging time – either reducing it or extending the time taken – include the issue of battery capacities having upper and lower charge restrictions to extend battery life and protect against potential damage, and charging rates slowing down as maximum charge approaches.

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is fitted with a 3.3 kW on-board charger. This means that even when connected to a fast charger with a higher maximum output, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will only be able to accept up to 3.3 kW.

Fast 22kWFast 7kWSlow 3kW
2:45 hours - 0-100%2:45 hours - 0-100%4:00 hours - 0-100%


How much does it cost to charge a Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid?

The table below shows a high level estimate of cost to charge the 8.9 kWh battery pack of the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid at home – many public points are free.

TypeCost/kWhCost to charge*Cost per mile
Home Standard14p per kWh£1.253.9 p/mile

* Approximate cost to charge a Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid from 0% to 100%. Actual cost dependent on charge remaining, usable battery capacity, and age of battery pack.
^ Cost per mile calculated on real-world range for a more accurate figure than one based on official figures

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid should only cost around 3p per mile to run in electric mode, though that’s with a number of variables in your favour. Expect 4p-5p per mile for a more accurate real world cost, presuming that the majority of charging is done at home. Prices for a full charge are almost a worst case scenario, with many charges carried out before the battery of the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid gets down to 0%.

According to a Zap-Map survey, 85% of EV drivers charge their car at home, making it an important aspect of owning an electric vehicle. The most common level of charge for an EV to get down to before being charged at a public point is 21%-30%, with 60% of drivers surveyed starting charging between 11% and 40%. Only 10% of drivers regularly see a charge of 0%-10% before they start charging, though this figure is likely to be a little higher when considering only PHEV drivers because of the back-up provided by a petrol powertrain.

Charging a Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid on public networks

hyundai ioniq plug-in hybrid public charging

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is able to be charged from public points, depending on network coverage. Charging will typically require a Type 2-to-Type 2 cable, often supplied with the vehicle.

Costs vary network to network, but you can find out more by clicking on the button below, taking you to Zap-Map’s public network pages.


Charging a Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid at home

hyundai ioniq plug-in hybrid home charging

Buying a Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will likely entitle you to an Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant. This will give you up to £500 off the cost of a fully installed charge point at home. Certain criteria need to be met, and off-street parking needs to be available too.

Costs vary depending on installer and charge point chosen, though you can find out more information by clicking on the button below.

Hyundai has partnered with POD Point to offer guidance to home charging points and installation when buying a new Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. Customers don’t have to buy a charge point from this supplier, but it means the process will be a little more streamlined, and organising an installation can be started at the dealership. There are a number of different points and prices on the market so it is worth shopping about beforehand so you know what’s on offer.


How to charge a Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

hyundai ioniq plug-in hybrid charging

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is available with a single charging standard – a Type 2 socket found on the off-side rear 3/4 panel where you would expect to find a petrol flap.

There is one socket for the Type 2 connector, which is used for charging at home or in public. The cables will have a Type 2 connector at one end to plug in to the Prius Plug-In, and either a typical three-pin plug for any UK mains socket, or a Type 2 connector at the other for a home unit or public points.

This Type 2 connector is used for home charge units and public charge points as the standard across the UK and Europe, allowing drivers to access charge points on the move.

Charging requires the user to simply plug the connector into the port, before the car then ‘talks’ to the charging unit to make sure there is a power supply, that there are no faults, and that it is safe to start charging. If charging at home or at some work place charge points, there is no further need to activate the charging process.

In public though, there will usually be an activation process needed. Depending on the charge point provider, this will often be an RFID card or smartphone app, usually linked to an account you have already set up. Once activated, the car and charge point will have the same ‘conversation’ as when plugged in at home, before starting the charging process.

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