The new Hyundai Ioniq Electric has gone on sale, with prices starting at £24,495 after the UK Plug-in Car Grant. The Ioniq Electric is joined by the Hybrid version in going on sale today, with the final model in the range – the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid – due next year.
The first model to be sold with three different electrified powertrains, the Ioniq is an important model for Hyundai as it targets established market leaders. The Ioniq Electric is taking aim at the likes of Nissan’s Leaf, and sits between the Leaf and new Zoe 40 in terms of driving range.
Fitted with a 28 kWh battery, which powers an 88 kW electric motor, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric will officially cover 174 miles on a single charge. In real world conditions, drivers can comfortably expect between 130 and 150 miles without much effort.
The zero-tailpipe emission Ioniq Electric will complete the 0-62mph sprint in 9.9 seconds in Sport mode, or 10.2 seconds in Normal. When in Sport mode the Ioniq feels quicker than the 0-62mph times suggest, as is common with many EVs.
There are two different trim levels for the Ioniq Electric – Premium, and Premium SE – with a high level of equipment fitted as standard on both. Features such as 16-inch alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, heated front seats, air conditioning, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors and camera, and EV specific sat-nav are all standard on the entry level model. Moving up to Premium SE adds heated seats in the rear and a heated steering wheel, leather trim, automatic wipers, and front parking sensors amongst other features.
Currently the Ioniq Electric is available in 27 of Hyundai’s dealership network – use the Ioniq Electric filter on Hyundai’s dealer locator page to find the closest one to you. Hyundai will expand the number of dealers able to sell the Ioniq Electric in due course.
Read Zap-Map’s review from the Ioniq Electric’s UK launch here.