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The redesigned 2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric delivers 170 miles of range (an increase of 37% from the previous 124-mile range), technology and advanced standard safety features at a starting price of $33,045 for the SE model. Customers may receive the available federal tax credit of up to $7,500 making the net price $25,545 for the SE.


The battery pack capacity in the 2020 IONIQ has increased from 28 kWh to 38.3 kWh (up 37%). The on-board charger has increased from 6.6 kW to 7.2 kW. Using a 100-kW fast-charging station, the new battery can reach 80% charge in as little as 54 minutes. The e-motor delivers 134 horsepower (an increase from 118 hp) and 218 lb-ft (296 N·m) of torque.

The new IONIQ Electric also features Eco+, which supplements the standard Eco, Comfort and Sport driving modes. By selecting the Eco+ mode, drivers can reduce their energy consumption extending the car’s remaining energy.

The top-of-the-line Limited is available for $38,615 ($31,115 net with federal tax credit) and now offers the following optional features: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection; Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist; Highway Drive Assist; 10.25-inch navigation system; and Harman Kardon premium audio.

Hyundai also announced today its collaboration with Amazon Home Services to make shopping for and installing home electric vehicle chargers easy. Installations will use licensed electricians and will be backed by Amazon’s Happiness Guarantee.



170 miles from 38.3 kWh sounds optimistic.
have to wait to see what the EPA say. (Though the older Ionic had a very high miles / kWh ratio, according to the EPA).
Would a solar roof help (as an option in sunny places), say 300W for 6 hours = +1.8 kWh. - maybe not worth it for 5%.


Good looking car, they make the right moves.


Considering realistic results of city and highway drives it can be safely assumed that it may be possible to achieve an average total of perhaps 150 miles. It's totally unrealistic to drive on an oval or circular test strip for 50 miles at 30 MPH and calculate a fictional range for a 38.3 kWh battery pack.

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