Hyundai Ioniq Electric Stories December 29, 2017

It has been almost a year since we reviewed the very capable Hyundai IONIQ Electric. As a refresher, this is the most efficient EV on the US market at 136 MPGe and the only model more efficient than the Tesla Model 3.

The problem, or recurring theme in a broader sense, is that it is almost impossible to get your hands on the all-electric version if you live outside of California even though the hybrid version is all over the country. This is because it is a compliance vehicle.

What could have been good news this week is that Hyundai finally announced the Plug-in Hybrid version price (along with EV only range moving from 27 to 29 miles). But not all Plug-ins are created equal…

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric Stories November 2, 2017

The full GOP House tax bill has been released and as expected earlier this morning, it does include the end of the federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

The official language indicates that the bill, in its current form, will end the $7500 subsidy entirely by the end of the year, which is sure to completely change the EV market in the US over the next few months. If you look at what happened to Denmark or even the US State of Georgia when tax incentives end, it isn’t a pretty picture for the EV market.

Here’s how we suggest approaching buying a new Tesla, Bolt EV, Hyundai Ioniq or any electric car really, with this new potential change. expand full story

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric Stories October 5, 2017

Electric cars have been popular with car sharing services due to their low cost of operation. Some automakers have been building large fleets, like BMW deploying 400 BMW i3s in Copenhagen in 2015 and earlier this year, Renault started deploying a fleet of 500 electric cars for a new car-sharing service in Madrid.

Now that Hyundai has the Ioniq Electric, the Korean automaker announced that it is also launching a car sharing service using electric vehicles.  expand full story

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Stories June 9, 2017

Hyundai is having a lot of success with the all-electric version of the Ioniq EV, as we anticipated in our review. So much, that it now has production constraints, which it plans to solve within the next few months.

The problem is reportedly related to the LG Chem battery pack supply and the Korean automaker now plans to increase orders by 50%. expand full story

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Stories May 23, 2017

SmartCar announced a novel new way to connect to your Tesla today called TeslaBot. In a nutshell, it is a Facebook Chatbot that connects to your Tesla Model S or X via Tesla’s open APIs and can do much of what Tesla’s own app can do, often faster… expand full story

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Stories April 21, 2017

After our Electrek Review of the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ Electric, we were quite impressed with the car – especially with the aggressive $29,500 price before incentive. And now the company is launching a new ‘unlimited subscription’ program for its first all-electric vehicle that could reduce the entry price even more.

The only problem is that Hyundai is shaping up the Ioniq Electric to be a compliance car in the process. expand full story

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