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Hyundai officially debuts the IONIQ and says the BEV has a 28 kWh battery – 100 kW charging [Gallery]

Hyundai at 2016 Geneva International Motor Show 2

Hyundai officially debuted the IONIQ platform at Geneva Motor Show this week and its 3 versions, which are now aptly named IONIQ Hybrid (HEV), IONIQ Plug-in (PHEV) and IONIQ Electric (BEV).

The automaker seems fairly committed to bring electric vehicles to market in significant volume and confirmed a few important details including the size of the battery pack of each version and charge rate capacity.

Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Euisun Chung said during the announcement:

“The future mobility lifestyles that we envisage is about staying connected to our daily lives all the time without being bound by the limitations of time and space. We are determined to make this a reality so that everyone can enjoy better, more fulfilling lives,”

The IONIQ Electric will be equipped with a 28 kWh battery pack which the company says can enable 155 miles on a single charge, but as we discussed when Hyundai first release the estimate, it is more likely that the BEV will achieve a “real-world” or EPA-rated range of around 107 miles, like the latest version of the Nissan LEAF with a 30 kWh pack.

Although the battery pack size and range can be a bit disappointing, a welcomed feature is the capability of DC fast charging up to 100 kW, which is not bad for the battery pack capacity.

CEO of Hyundai Motor America Dave Zuchowski confirmed that the company will launch all three electric versions of the IONIQ in the US during the third quarter. The all-electric version is expected to start at around $35,000.

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  1. František Kubiš Jr. - 7 years ago

    what is charging standard for this car? CHAdeMO nor Combo can deliver 100kW…

    • protomech - 7 years ago

      The CCS spec covers up to 500V and 200A charging.

      Like most other EVs, the Ioniq is probably around 360V nominal, meaning at low SOC (where charge current tends to be highest), even if it can accept 200A (~2.5C), the actual power delivered will be closer to 65 kW.

      I believe the CHAdeMO spec still maxes at 125 A, but as with the Hyundai Soul EV (no CCS) which similarly claimed 100 kW charging, Hyundai may be using an extended version of the spec that can deliver 200A (if only briefly) at “special” stations.

      Much like the Soul EV, average charge rates will be far below 100 kW; charging a 28 kWh pack to 80% (22.4 kWh) in ~24 minutes is an average delivered power rate of 56 kW, far below the 100 kW peak.

      In much the same way, a Model S 90D will take approximately 50 minutes to supercharge from 0-80%, an average power rate of 86 kW (far below the 120 kW station maximum).

      • František Kubiš Jr. - 7 years ago

        yea, i’m not arguing against average power, but agains peak power. I just know that nor Combo nor CHAdeMO can deliver 100kW at any moment…
        But you could be right that some “special” modified stations that cann’t be found anywhere for public use could do it, so PR departement can brag about it. Oh, how much I hate PR…

  2. Dwayne Ford - 7 years ago

    “…it is more likely that the BEV will achieve a “real-world” or EPA-rated range of around 107 miles.” “… The all-electric version is expected to start at around $35,000.”


    How can this compete with the Chevy Bolt, which will give you more than 200 mile range for the same $35,000?

  3. Heleauto - 7 years ago

    Great that they ditched that yesterday grille, but why they still keep “motor” bay is beyond my understanding. Where the hell is frunk? Even little i3 has frunk! What a waste. Jeebus!!!


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