The EPA has released test numbers for the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ Electric, and the results are impressive!
The IONIQ has a 28 kWh battery pack, and it received a 124 mile combined range with the car set to normal driving mode, and Level 1 (lowest) regeneration control. That means that it should be pretty easy to beat that range if you use stronger regen or drive the EV in a more efficient mode than normal.
City driving was rated at 135.4 miles, and highway mileage was 110 miles on a fully charged battery pack.
In order to get such long range on a (relatively) small battery pack of 28 kWh, the IONIQ EV is actually the most efficient vehicle in the U.S.A. with a rating of 136 MPGe combined – 3 higher than the 133 MPGe rating on the Toyota Prius Prime!
The IONIQ is set to launch in North America in a few months. More details are likely to come at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in early January in Las Vegas.
Initial markets will be Southern California, and other markets will be added over the rest of 2017. Hyundai says the IONIQ will be available in all 50 states, but they haven’t specified if that is the IONIQ EV or just the IONIQ hybrid model.