Hyundai’s big push into the green-car space is called Ioniq. But rather than pick just one alternative-fuel powertrain, Hyundai has chosen three: Buyers can pick from a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a full-electric drivetrain. The Hyundai Ioniq Electric, which we’re putting through the wringer here, joins a segment that has an increasing number of new models each vying for eco-conscious buyers’ attention.
The Ioniq is easy to live with, looking like and driving like a regular gas-powered car, and very affordable, undercutting most of its competition. Driving range and battery size ratings are hugely important to EV shoppers, and the Ioniq Electric puts up impressive figures on both fronts. But is it quite enough to sway newcomers to try electric motoring?
To find it, we plugged in and charged up the Hyundai Ioniq Electric before subjecting it to our rigorous test regime. See how it fares – and how it stacks up to the Chevy Bolt EV – in our latest Why Buy?
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2017 Hyundai IONIQ Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have a battery instead of a gasoline tank, and an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine (ICE).Price: $33,898 Mileage: 4,550 Location: Elmhurst, IL Below average: $1,468 Total Range: 124 Mi Trim: Electric Range 124 Mi Mileage 4,550 Location Elmhurst, IL Trim Electric Price $33,898 Below average $1,468
2017 Hyundai IONIQ Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have a battery instead of a gasoline tank, and an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine (ICE).
HARD TO FIND ELECTRIC LIMITED..., Automatic Emergency Braking, High-Intensity Discharge Headlights, LED Interior Illumination, Limited Ultimate Package 02, Navigation System, Option Group 02, Power Tilt-and-Slide Sunroof, Radio: AM/FM/HD Stereo w/SiriusXM/Navigation, Smart Cruise Control, Wireless D...Price: $36,835 Mileage: 2,100 Location: Salt lake city, UT Above average: $1,469 Total Range: 124 Mi Trim: Electric Range 124 Mi Mileage 2,100 Location Salt lake city, UT Trim Electric Price $36,835 Above average $1,469
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