The new Hyundai Ioniq Electric evolves adopting a bigger battery that allows to increase the autonomy that goes up to 294 kilometers on WLTP cycle. The Hyundai Ioniq electric update will be on the market in September 2019.
The Hyundai Ioniq completes the upgrade of the range by disclosing details from the new 100% electric variant of the South Korean car.
As well as the other two components of the Ioniq family, that is the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, even the new Hyundai Ioniq Electric lightly reviews the look of the exterior, while it brings with it substantial technological and mechanical innovations, especially regarding to the engine. While the Hyundai Ioniq hybrids will be on the European market from July, for the new Ioniq electric it will be necessary to wait for September.
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric increases the range to 294 km
The main novelty of the new Hyundai Ioniq Electric is the updated battery that has become larger than before. Now the car has a 38.3 kWh battery (it was 28 kWh in the previous version), with a capacity increased by 36%. The direct consequence of this, for the engine developing 136 hp and 295 Nm of maximum torque, is the increase in the range which now reaches 294 kilometers on a WLTP cycle. The on-board charger, which was previously 6.6 kW, is 7.2 kW, allowing the car to take only 54 minutes, attaching itself to a 100 kW rapid column, to recover 80% of the autonomy.
New technologies and Eco modes for the new Hyundai Ioniq Electric
New additions also concern the interiors of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, with the restyling that is enhanced by 1-pedal driving technology, derived from the Kona Electric, which allows you to manage the recovery of braking energy through the paddles on the steering wheel and making the control of the most frequent slowdowns with the sole gesture of raising the foot from the accelerator. The graphics of the 7-inch screen of the instrument panel is also updated on board the Ioniq Electric. In addition to the already existing Eco, Comfort and Sport driving modes, Eco is added, a program that increases the ability to save energy consumption as much as possible while driving.
The Hunday Ioniq Electric has new connectivity services
The evolution of the electric Hyundai Ioniq continues with the enrichment of on-board connectivity that brings a series of new services and features to the Blue Link infotainment system. These include real-time information on traffic, weather and points of interest, the eCall automatic emergency call and the ability to manage different functions remotely such as door opening and closing, air conditioning, engine start and stop and control energy available in the battery.