More range and upgraded battery for Hyundai Ioniq Electric

South Korean company Hyundai has announced enhancements to its range of electrified Ioniq models, including a larger-capacity battery and increased range for the all-electric model.

The new Ioniq Electric has been upgraded with a 38.3kWh battery – 36% added energy storage capacity over the current car’s 28kWh unit – and Hyundai is targeting a range of at least 182 miles under WLTP testing regulations. The Ioniq Eiectric’s e-motor delivers maximum power of 136hp and 295Nm of torque, and can be charged by the on-board 7.2kW on-board charger – itself an upgrade from the current 6.6kW – for Type 2 AC charging. The new larger capacity battery can reach 80% charge in 54 minutes when plugged into a 10OkW fast charger. The revised Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid versions of the Ioniq use the already successful 42hp (32kW) and 60hp (44.5kW) electric motor and ‘Kappa’ 1 .b-litre GDI direct injection petrol engine powertrains as before. The Ioniq Plug-in has an all¬electric WLTP target range of 32 miles.

Outside, all three cars get mesh-type grille designs, new wheels and bumpers, in addition to revised lights. Inside, there’s a choice of leather seat colours, and a new 10.25-inch colour touchscreen. Hyundai’s new Blue Link connected vehicle system allows owners of the plug-in or electric model to remotely check their car’s battery status and schedule charging. Additionally, Ioniq Electric drivers can remote start and stop.

More range and upgraded battery for Hyundai Ioniq Electric

More range and upgraded battery for Hyundai Ioniq Electric

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