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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