Buying guide: Hyundai IONIQ, Electric


The Electric is one of the three versions of the family IONIQ

The expansion of electric cars is progressing slowly but seems unstoppable. Is already available at dealerships Spanish the new Hyundai IONIQ, Electric, the first vehicle purely electric of Hyundai in Europe. Well, to be exact it is worth to point out that it is your first electric powered by batteries since the hyundai brand has the merit of having been the first of all the world manufactured in series an electric vehicle with fuel cell: the ix35 Fuel Cell.

How is

IONIQ, Electric is the option more green, which provides the range of the Korean manufacturer and is part of the model IONIQ, the first car offered three propulsion systems electrified. This car also includes a hybrid version (IONIQ Hybrid) and a future hybrid variant plug-in (IONIQ Plug-in) that will come before the summer.

The electric Hyundai has a permanent magnet synchronous motor which generates a power of 88 kW (120 HP). The polymer battery of lithium-ion air-cooled has a capacity of 28 kWh promising a autonomy of 280 km according to the cycle NDEC. Accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 165 km/h.

The model is manufactured at the plant in south Korean city of Ulsan to the world and is only available with sedan body of 4,47 meters in length, has hood and tailgate made of aluminium to reduce the weight. Has a trunk with a load volume of 350 liters to the bin, 455 litres up to the roof and 1.410 litres with the rear seats dejected. In our recent test of the Hyundai IONIQ, Electric already told you many details about this model, that it was a bet very interesting in its category.

Reasons to buy

The first reason to consider this model, and the most obvious as it is the first that is the view, it is the design. Hyundai has maintained a conventional aspect, similar to that of the other versions of the IONIQ and even similar to the other models like the Elantra. Be grateful because some manufacturers want to offer a differentiation of their electric vehicles with respect to conventional using eye-catching designs and something as extravagant as the expensive Tesla Model X and its wing doors of falcon or the quirky BMW i3 what Is necessary for an electric car yell that is different?

Tastes aside, there is also a look at the section more practical and is that the IONIQ Electric very efficient. It seems that the efficiency is something intrinsic in an electric car, but keep in mind that not all have the same power consumption. Their autonomy approved is 280 km, in reality it will be around 200 km, according to our driving style. In any case it is at the level of other models with bigger capacity battery thanks to the superb aerodynamics (Cx of 0.24) and an average consumption low (approvals to be 11.5 kWh/100km).

electric cars are usually noted by your comfort and the IONIQ 100% electric is not an exception. In addition to the total absence of vibrations, the smoothness and noise levels are very low, the Korean model also benefits from a successful tare of the suspensions filtered well the irregularities of the asphalt, while keeping controlled the oscillations of the body. As a point, the rear suspension of the electric (y-axis torsional) is different from that of the hybrid (multi-link).


Interior with good quality feeling and a lot of equipment

The Hyundai IONIQ more eco-friendly can boast of a very complete equipment. From the finish, more basic, is obtained from series seven airbags, alloy wheels, push-button start, climate control, multimedia system with navigation and compatibility with Android Auto and Aple Carplay, rear camera, warning system involuntary change lanes, a warning system of frontal collision or braking system autonomous emergency (AEB). The top finish added headlights LED, steering wheel heated, heated front seats, driver’s seat adjustments electrical system of detection of dead corners, warning of the approach of traffic, a wireless charger of mobile or sunroof practicable. No you are missing nothing.

In this model the regenerative braking is variable, that is to say, the retention that makes the car can be chosen according to the needs of the driver. Through the cams of the steering wheel there are four stages of retention, from a retention to zero (basically it’s like a so I plan to) up to a regenerative braking charged to reload the battery and with that you can forget the brake pedal. It is very easy to get used to use and is very practical.

To take into account

Although the habitability interior is good and the trunk has a correct size, the sedan body does not seem the best choice. Sedans every time you sell less, and possibly would have been more accurate to provide a body-a family, a type of vehicle that is gaining popularity and that much more practical. Or better yet, Hyundai could have taken advantage of the ties with Kia to show an SUV in the style of the Kia Niro. Although always supporters and detractors, it is undeniable that almost everything that has a form of crossover succeeds in the market.

Although their benefits are correct, the battery does not shine by its capacity since it only offers 28 kWh, a figure that leaves behind many of its competitors. The Nissan Leaf has 30 kWh, the BMW i3 has 33 kWh, the Volkswagen e-Golf has 35,8 kWh and the Renault Zoe has 41 kWh (if we choose the most powerful version possible of each of them). In the same line as the sedan from Hyundai is the Kia Soul EV 27 kWh (although you will soon receive a 30 kWh). The future Opel Ampera-e, with 60 kWh, is cleared of all. But beware, next year there will come a IONIQ, Electric with more capacity and autonomy.

The IONIQ Electric has a gear selector buttons. This resource with four buttons (D, N, R and P, that do what they are supposed to do) does not pose any advantage over a lever of change traditional, but makes it slower to operate with it and, in addition, it forces us to look which key touch in order to avoid fatal errors.


the handling of The gear selector is somewhat counterintuitive

how Much does it cost

The price of the Hyundai IONIQ, Electric part from the 34.600 € , a rate that can be improved with discounts of up to 1,700 euros offered by the brand and which leaves us with an interesting relation price/product is it Still escapes you budget? In a very short time you should start to operate the Plan Movea 2017, which will provide aid for the purchase of electric vehicles.

The electrical model is Korean is for sale with a range that consists of three finishes: Klass, Techno and Style. The version of access is already very well equipped and is a good choice. The intermediate version adds, among other elements, a heat pump, which is particularly handy for those who live in cold climates because it uses less electric power than an air-conditioning normal and, therefore, affects less autonomy. The top of range is the most luxurious for those who look for all the possible equipment.

As is usual Hyundai provides a warranty of 5 years, although the batteries have a warranty of 8 years or 200.000 kilometers. The IONIQ, Electric means for Hyundai a great way to begin your journey into the world of electric cars and is the first of the four models, 100% electrified, which is expected to launch up to 2020.