2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric gets bigger battery, better looks

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

  1. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    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.

  2. sshade

    sshade New Member

    What states will it be available?
    And new pricing?
  3. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    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.
  4. larrenz

    larrenz Member

    I like its neat design. A lot better than the Prius.
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  5. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    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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