2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric gets bigger battery, better looks

Discussion in 'Hyundai IONIQ Electric' started by Domenick, May 7, 2019.

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  1. The Ioniq Electric has been in need of some sprucing up and now it looks like Hyundai is doing just that for the 2020 model year. When it starts showing up at dealers later this year it will have more range, more power, and a slightly different look.

    The battery increases to 38.3 kWh battery (previously 28 kWh) and motor output is now 136 ps (metric horsepower) (that's 134.1 old-fashioned horses). (Interestingly, the spec sheet says the battery pack can put out 113 kW (151.5 horsepower) so it could be possible to have a "boost" button for a few seconds of extra power. Not that they would actually do that, of course.)

    One other point worth mentioning is the charging speed. Level 2 charging is now faster thanks to the onboard AC charger boosted to 7.2 kW.
    For DC fast charging (and contrary to what the press release says -- I just received this updated info this morning), it can charge to 80% in as little as 23 minutes when connected to a 100 kW feed and 30 minutes from a 50 kW station.

    Loving the revamped fascia.

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  3. sshade

    sshade New Member

    What states will it be available?
    And new pricing?
  4. It should be in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Maryland for starters, but should eventually be in all states.

    No price has been released yet, but the 2019 model year base MSRP is $30,315. It could be a little more expensive, it's unlikely to go as high the Kona Elecctric, which starts at $36,950.
  5. larrenz

    larrenz Member

    I like its neat design. A lot better than the Prius.
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  6. The price is now out for Europe: €34,900 ($39,500).

    Price, plus everything we know about the plug-in versions are in this new post on InsideEVs.
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  8. I need the meat of the details, here. When we find out what the range, charge time and thermal management type the 2020 has, we need to post it here.
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  9. I bought a Kona on May 1st to take advantage of the new fed subsidy (Canada). If the 2020 Ioniq would have been available then, would have been a tough choice between the two. I like the looks of the Ioniq, and with that liftback, has a surprising amount of practical room/cargo.
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  10. Francois

    Francois Active Member

    Very similar story for me. Coming from an Elantra, the ioniq was of interest to me as my new car, especially because it was less expensive than the Kona. But it didn't take too long before the much longer range of the Kona won me.

    Had the Ioniq possessed a bigger battery, I would have struggled much more in choosing between the two.
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  11. Here's a post on the new Ioniq.
    Range is 193 miles on the WLTP test, and officially 170 miles EPA.
    Charging speeds are mentioned in the top post, but basically, it has a larger 7.2 kW onboard charger. Here are the numbers from Hyundai:
    Charging Time Charge Time to 80% (from “0%”)/ Standard AC Minimum 6 hrs 5 mins
    Charge Time to 80% (from “0%”)/ Quick Charge DC @ 50 kW charge point: Approx. 57 min
    @ 100 kW charge point: Approx. 54 min

    I believe the temperature management system is via air, as opposed to liquid.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2020
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  13. The official EPA range number is out: 170 miles.

    Efficiency is slightly down, probably because of a slight increase in weight.

  14. We have it on InsideEVs as well.

    Looks so much better now, and that's a great range improvement. I prefer its looks over the Chevy Bolt but if I were buying, it'd be a difficult decision between those two. Definitely would choose it over the Nissan Leaf, though.
  15. When I looked at buying an EV early last year, I really liked the Ioniq, but was concerned with the lower range of the 2019 model. If the 2020 would have been available, I likely would have sprung for it. Instead I bought the Kona (much higher range), a little more money, but happy with my decision. I still like the Ioniq when I see one, and they seem to be quite popular where I live (more availability).
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  16. januszgrabon

    januszgrabon Member

    Hi Domenik I need youre help. I own Ioniq 5 2022 dead 7100 milles 12 Volt battery and stop charging.My car is in dealer since March 5 th 2022 with no diagnosis.I try contact Dealer Delray 655N E 6th Ave Delray Beach Fl 33483 #561-462-1991. I call Hyundai Central case # 21144081.
    Service manager Joe do not return my calls ,I got loaner car from them. Please help me John Grabon #845-200-6053
    Thank You.
  17. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    @januszgrabon, you might find more advice in InsideEVs' Ioniq 5 forum. This Ioniq Electric forum doesn't get much traffic.

    Disappointing to hear your dealer can't diagnose your I5's problem and/or get the parts to fix it, but it's good your dealer gave you a loaner car so you're not without a car.
  18. januszgrabon

    januszgrabon Member

    Thank for Youre response I will keep You posted.
    J Grabon
  19. @januszgrabon, I'd suggest creating a new thread in the Ioniq 5 forum, with as much information as possible. Then, I or actual owners can easily find it and see if they're aware of a similar situation and how it was resolved.
    Looking at the post above, it sounds like the 12-volt died and has been in service for a couple of weeks. I doubt it would take them that long to locate anouther battery (though, you never know these days), so I suspect there's a larger underlying issue at play here.
  20. januszgrabon

    januszgrabon Member

    Thank You
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