The Hyundai Ioniq will be sold with three powertrain options: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-powered electric.
Hyundai may be working a version of the Ioniq Electric with greater range for more money. Tesla has been quite successful offering its customers options when it comes to range and pricing. No doubt, Hyundai has been watching and learning from the upstart Silicon Valley automaker.
Therefore, the IONIQ could find a market between the LEAF, i3 and e-Golf before the Chevy Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3 start to reach every market in volumes, and let’s hope so since it would encourage the Korean automaker to invest more in EVs. The company is reportedly already considering a longer range version of the car.
At the moment, Hyundai’s offering in the electric segment has a 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, made by LG and located beneath the rear seats, which powers the 120 HP (122 PS) and 215 lb-ft (292 Nm) of torque electric motor. It can be recharged up to 80 percent in 20 minutes with a fast charger and the maximum estimated driving range sits at 110 miles (177 km).