About the Ioniq
The Ioniq is a decent electric vehicle with decent looks that scores well on practicality. But what it lacks in drop-dead gorgeousness it makes up for in battery efficiency. With a range and performance equal to batteries 40% bigger, this is a bit of a technological marvel. This makes it a great option if you’re looking for low low running costs on your electric car.
It's never going to win awards for its looks, but at the same time, it's not going to lose votes either. It's very much in keeping with its Hyundai stablemates in having a design that's perfectly configured to be liked without being loved.
The Hyundai Ioniq is unique in the world of cars, in that there are plug in hybrid, conventional hybrid, and 100% battery electric versions. As we’re Octopus Electric Vehicles, we only really care about the fully electric one, and this seems to be growing in popularity with our staff and customers.
The big selling point of the Ioniq is the efficiency of the battery (stay with us). While most electric vehicles that have what we consider to be a decent range (over 150 miles between charges) need batteries of around the 40kw mark, the Ioniq packs in the same punch, but with a 28 kw battery. Why is this good? Put simply, it means you get the same amount of range, but a smaller battery that takes less time to charge. So, if you’re electricity tariff is Octopus Energy Go, which has 4 hours’ cheap rates just for charging, you’ve got the perfect marriage.
Hyundai have included a ‘Sport’ mode which is great for the drive, not so good for the range. While the looks of the car aren’t blow-you-away beautiful (nor should you expect it; it’s a Hyundai), they’re not as divisive as other cars on the road. The driving experience is better than that; we've had nothing but positive feedback on test drives.
All in all the Hyundai Ioniq is a solid, decent, well-priced EV that delivers good performance and great efficiency at an affordable (for an EV) price point.
What do people say about Ioniq?
The Ioniq is an impressive offering. It has impressive battery capacity, looks neat and modern, with an overall form that shows how much aerodynamic efficiency was taken into consideration.
I've driven the hybrid, the petrol and the electric versions of the Ioniq. The best driving experience? Electric, every day.