Current EV

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Pure Electric


Seats 5

23.ft3 Cargo


38.3kWh Battery

Hyundai's Ioniq is the 1st model line in the company's history to be sold in three different forms: a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric. All versions share similar sporty hatchback styling. Badges and the sealed-off grille are the only clues to which car is which. Says Hyundai: "Developed for high energy efficiency without compromising driving performance, every Ioniq powertrain represents a unique and uncompromising solution towards a cleaner means of mobility.”

The Ioniq EV's Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor delivers an EPA-estimated 145/121/133 City/Highway/Combined, generates 134 hp and 218 lb-feet of torque, and has a pure electric range of 170 miles.

The Ioniq EV comes in two trims: SE (MSRP: $33,245), and Limited (MSRP: $38,815). These prices are dramatically reduced by a Federal Tax Credit of $7,500. The SE trim becomes – ready for this? $25,745!

That’s an amazing price for a stylish hatchback with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, DC fast-charging, an 8-inch color touch-screen display, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane-Keeping Assist, Smart Cruise Control and a Rearview camera – to name just a few of this car’s standard features.

The 2020 model has been upgraded in some important ways. A new and larger battery, increased from 28.0kWh to 38.3kWh, betters the range to 170 miles. And charging happens faster due to an upgraded, slightly larger charger – 6.6kW to 7.2kW. The EV has also been given a more powerful Synchronous AC motor.

Says reviewer Mihir Maddireddy: “The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a small hatchback that has a big environmental impact. In addition to the EPA-rated 170 miles of electric-driving range, it uses eco-friendly materials in its interior. It doesn’t hurt that it's budget-friendly too. Competitors such as the Chevy Bolt EV and Nissan Leaf offer more driving range and power but can't match the excellent warranty coverage that Hyundai offers. For shoppers that don’t need lots of daily driving range and want to help save the planet, the Ioniq Electric is a solid, economical choice.” 

Every new 2021 Hyundai gets Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles – whichever comes first. Both the hybrid/electric battery warranty and limited powertrain warranty extend for 10 years/100,000 miles.

All Ioniqs are constructed with Eco-focused materials to create a clean and sustainable interior ambience. The interior door covers are made of plastic combined with powdered wood and volcanic stone, providing a softer more natural feel. Raw materials extracted from sugar cane are used in constructing the headliner and carpet. Paint with renewable ingredients extracted from soybean oil is used for lustrous metallic colors on key components. Pure-electric Ioniq's lithium-ion battery pack is mounted beneath the rear seats, which frees up space for cargo and passengers, while keeping its weight low to the ground.

Wireless smartphone charging is optional, and Hyundai's Blue Link system permits you access to some car functions through a mobile app. Buyers of the Limited model can add the Limited Ultimate Package, which bundles together a sunroof, automatic emergency braking, traffic-adapting cruise control with stop-start, lane departure warning, xenon headlights with dynamic bending (swiveling), interior ambient lighting, wireless device charging, a larger 8-inch color touchscreen with navigation, and an eight-speaker Infinity audio system.

Offering 23.8 cubic feet of cargo storage with all seats up, the Ioniq electric vehicle is one of the better models in the EV class to haul stuff around. The cargo floor is relatively low compared to other EVs, and the 60/40-split folding rear seats make a flat load floor.

The Ioniq Pure-Electric recharges in 4 hours and 25 minutes with a Level 2 (240V) charger. If you have a 220V/240V outlet at home you get an estimated full-charge time of 6 hours, 5 minutes.

Says motor reviewer Matt St.-Pierre: “The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq is a breeze to drive. It is comfortable, obviously quiet, and smart. The ride quality is excellent no matter the road’s surface condition and the brakes are responsive. The beauty with all of the Hyundai Group’s EVs is that there’s no learning curve other than remembering to plug-in the car once in a while. The Hyundai Ioniq is the best “average” EV money can buy and I encourage you to try it out. And average is a good thing and is based on range, equipment, price, efficiency, and living arrangements.”

This car is an inspiring, economical way to join the EV Evolution/Revolution!




  • Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
  • Power output: 100 kW (134 hp)
  • Torque (lb.-ft.): 218 lb.-ft.
  • 38.3kWh Lithium-ion polymer battery system
  • On-boar charger: 7.2kW
  • Brake regeneration
  • Regenerative brake level control paddles
  • Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • Push button drive selector (Shift-by-Wire)
  • Body construction: Unibody
  • Primary materials: High tensile steel
  • Front suspension: MacPherson Strut with coil springs and gas shock absorbers
  • Rear suspension: Coupled Torsion Beam Axle
  • Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) - Power assisted
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Coefficient of drag (Cd): 0.24


  • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control with Auto Defogging System
  • Floor console-mounted rear-seat HVAC vents
  • Rear window defroster
  • Power windows with driver's auto-down/up
  • Front passenger window auto-down/up
  • Power door locks
  • 6-way driver seat with seat height adjustment
  • Power driver seat with power lumbar support
  • 6-way passenger seat with seat height adjustment
  • Premium cloth seating
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver seat
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
  • Adjustable head restraints for all seating positions
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Sunvisor extensions
  • Center armrest storage
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Rear center armrest with cupholders
  • Cargo cover
  • Illuminated ignition
  • Premium door sill plates
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio, Bluetooth® and cruise controls
  • Proximity Key entry with push button start
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition
  • Bluelink Connected Car Service
  • Bluelink Remote Package
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®
  • Smartphone/USB input jacks
  • USB port in center console (charge only)
  • Wireless device charging
  • AM/FM/HD Radio/SiriusXM audio system
  • Harman Kardon Premium Audio with 8 speakers including center channel and subwoofer
  • Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology
  • 8-inch display audio system with high-resolution touchscreen
  • 10.25-inch navigation system with high-resolution touchscreen
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Complimentary SiriusXM activation and 3-month trial subscription
  • 7-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster
  • LED interior illumination


  • 16-inch Eco-spoke wheels with P205/60 R16 tires
  • Charge port (driver side rear fender)
  • Dual manual-folding body color power side mirrors
  • Dual power-folding side mirrors with puddle lamps
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Side mirrors with turn-signal indicators
  • Chrome belt line molding
  • Chrome door handles
  • Lower door side molding
  • Solar control glass
  • Front windshield 2-speed intermittent, mist function
  • Aero-type wiper design
  • LED headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED taillights
  • Automatic headlight control
  • Door handle approach light
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