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|Hyundai Ioniq (AE)|
|Assembly||South Korea: Ulsan|
Malaysia: Kulim (Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors, hybrid only)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact car (C)|
|Body style||5-door liftback|
|Layout||Front-engine or motor, front-wheel-drive|
|Wheelbase||2,700 mm (106.3 in)|
|Length||4,470 mm (176.0 in)|
|Width||1,820 mm (71.7 in)|
|Height||1,450 mm (57.1 in)|
The Hyundai Ioniq is a compact five door liftback manufactured and marketed by Hyundai. The nameplate Ioniq is a portmanteau of ion and unique. It is the first automobile to be offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric variants with no "standard" internal combustion engine only version.
The Ioniq Hybrid debuted in South Korea in January 2016, with all three variants debuting at 2016 Geneva and New York auto shows. The hybrid variant launched in its home market in February 2016, followed by the electric model in July 2016. The plug-in hybrid version followed in February 2017.
From its first model year (2017) through the 2019 model year, the Ioniq Electric had been the EPA's most efficient vehicle with a rated fuel economy of 136 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (25.3 kWh/100 mi; 15.7 kWh/100 km). The Ioniq Blue hybrid version has been rated at 58 miles per gallon, making it the most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle to be mass-produced.
|Engine||1.6 L Kappa II GDI HEV I4|
|Electric motor||32 kW (43 hp)|
|Power output||78 kW (105 hp) (petrol engine)|
|Hybrid drivetrain||Series hybrid|
|Battery||1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery|
|Curb weight||1,359–1,469 kg (2,996–3,239 lb)|
The Ioniq is Hyundai's first automobile built from the ground up and specifically available as a hybrid or electric powered.
The hybrid version competes with, and surpasses in fuel economy, the previous mileage leader in the Toyota Prius. Sharing the same powertrain with the Kia Niro hybrid crossover, the Ioniq is powered by a 1.6-litre Kappa four cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine with 40% thermal efficiency capable of delivering 104 hp (78 kW) and an estimated 109 lb⋅ft (148 N⋅m) of torque alone.
The battery is positioned beneath the rear passenger seats. In combination with the 1.6-litre direct injection engine, the Ioniq Hybrid offers an estimated total system output of 139 hp (104 kW) and 195 lb⋅ft (264 N⋅m). This engine is combined with a shifting six speed dual-clutch transmission. Like many hybrids and electric cars, neither the Ioniq Hybrid nor Electric are suitable for towing a trailer.
The Ioniq uses aluminium in the hood and tailgate, reducing weight by 27 lb (12 kg) compared with conventional steel, with no measurable disadvantages in noise or vibration. With a higher usage of lightweight components and a more compact build, the cargo screen cover is about 25% lighter than the types used in other Hyundai models.
Its aerodynamic design helped lower the drag coefficient of the Ioniq down to 0.24. Excessive weight is reduced by utilization of high strength steel for the structure and aluminium for non structural components.
Hyundai expects the model with 15-inch wheels to obtain an EPA rated combined fuel economy between 57 mpg‑US (4.1 L/100 km; 68 mpg‑imp) and 58 mpg‑US (4.1 L/100 km; 70 mpg‑imp), just ahead of the 2016 Toyota Prius Eco at 56 mpg‑US (4.2 L/100 km; 67 mpg‑imp). The Ioniq is also available with a 17-inch alloy rim option. Trims that include the alloy rims produce approximately 5 MPG lower overall fuel economy on the highway.
The Ioniq Hybrid was released in South Korea in February 2016. The hybrid was launched in Malaysia in November 2016. Two Ioniq Hybrid trims were available, HEV and HEV Plus. Many parked Ioniqs appeared in the early scenes in Johnny English Strikes Again, starring Johnny English, played by Rowan Atkinson.
|Electric motor||Front-engine rear-battery Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
|Power output||89 kW (120 hp); 295 N⋅m (218 lb⋅ft) (2016–2019)|
100 kW (134 hp); 295 N⋅m (218 lb⋅ft) (2020–present)
|Battery||28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery (2016–2019)|
38.3 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery (2020–present)
200 km (124 mi) (EPA)
280 km (170 mi) (NEDC)
169 km (105 mi) (South Korea)
270 km (170 mi) (EPA)
310 km (190 mi) (WLTP)
200 km (120 mi) (South Korea)
|Plug-in charging||6.6 kW (2016–2019)|
7.2 kW (2020–present)
|Curb weight||1,420–1,575 kg (3,131–3,472 lb)|
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a mid-2010s limited-production all-electric version of the Ioniq that is sold only in select countries and US states. It features a 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that delivers an EPA-rated range of 124 mi (200 km). Hyundai originally expected the Ioniq to deliver a range of 110 mi (180 km).
An integrated In-Cable Control Box (ICCB) also allows drivers to charge their Ioniq at a regular household outlet, but this is recommended only for use in emergencies in countries with 120 V standard outlets. In most countries, with 220–240 V standard household outlets, 100% range can be added with an overnight charge.
The charging plug of the car is located in a position where gas fillers are normally located. The Ioniq features paddle shifters to allow drivers to choose from one of four levels of regenerative braking. As of 2019, Hyundai USA sells the Ioniq Electric only[why?] in select states.[which?] It is sold by Hyundai in other countries as well, which as of December 2018[update] included Canada, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal or Switzerland. As of 2020[update], the car remains listed on the Hyundai website.
Range and efficiency
Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) four cycle test, the 2017 Ioniq Electric combined fuel economy rating is 136 mpg‑e (25.3 kWh/100 mi; 15.7 kWh/100 km).
For city driving, it is rated at 150 mpg‑e (23 kWh/100 mi; 14 kWh/100 km), and for highway it is rated at 122 mpg‑e (28 kWh/100 mi; 17.5 kWh/100 km)
With these ratings, the Ioniq Electric became in November 2016 the most efficient EPA certified vehicle considering all fuels and of all years, surpassing the 2014–2016 model year BMW i3, and also the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, the most energy efficient plug in hybrid in EV mode. Similarly electric Ioniq was praised by the Green NCAP for high energy efficiency, even under high-load highway test.
The 2017 Ioniq Electric had a combined EPA rated range of 124 mi (200 km). Charging time is rated at 4 hours on a 6.6 kW AC charger. The range under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standard is 280 km (170 mi), and 169 km (105 mi) under the South Korean cycle.
|Engine||1.6 L Kappa II GDI HEV I4|
|Electric motor||44.5 kW (59.7 hp)|
|Power output||78 kW (105 hp) (petrol engine)|
|Hybrid drivetrain||Plug-in hybrid|
|Battery||8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery|
|Electric range||29 mi (47 km) (EPA)|
|Curb weight||1,495–1,551 kg (3,296–3,419 lb)|
The plug-in hybrid variant was released in February 2017. It has an 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery capable of delivering an EPA-rated electric-only range of 29 mi (47 km), and an additional 601 mi (967 km) of range in hybrid mode once the electric range has been depleted. The Ioniq Plug-in combines a 45 kW (60 hp) electric motor and 1.6-L GDI four-cylinder Kappa engine with 40% thermal efficiency capable of delivering 78 kW (105 hp). The EPA efficiency rating for the Ioniq Plug-in hybrid in electric mode is 119 mpg‑e (29 kWh/100 mi; 18.0 kWh/100 km).
The Ioniq Plug-in has the same dual-clutch transmission as the hybrid variant. This is an important differentiator for Hyundai from the majority of other hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars that use a continuously variable transmission.
Enhancing the Ioniq Plug-in fuel efficiency and dynamic driving characteristics, the driver can select either SPORT or ECO modes. The SPORT function holds lower gears longer and combines power from the engine and electric motor for maximum performance.
In ECO mode, the dual clutch transmission optimizes gear selection for efficiency, upshifting earlier to achieve better fuel economy.
By January 2021, from the Ioniq series around 325,500 units were sold worldwide, including 211,755 conventional hybrids and 77,972 purely electric cars, as well as 35,757 plug-in hybrid variants. From all units, 118,575 were sold to Europe and 60,354 to the USA. From the IONIQ electric model 36,772 units were sold to Europe, these are 47% or almost the half of the worldwide electric production.
- Government incentives for plug-in electric vehicles
- Hyundai Sonata PHEV
- List of electric cars currently available
- List of modern production plug-in electric vehicles
- Plug-in electric vehicle
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