Hyundai Motor America has just announced that prices for the 2020 Ioniq Electric will start at $33,045. That is a significant jump from last year’s price of $30,315 but the 2020 Ioniq Electric features a larger 38.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This increases the range from 124 miles to 170 miles.
The 2020 Ioniq also features a more powerful 100 kW motor, an improvement of 12 kW from the previous edition, for a total of 295 Nm of torque. The torque rating remains unchanged from the previous setup, however. There have also been a few cosmetic upgrades and new interactive features in the interior. The vehicle is eligible for the US federal tax credit up to $7,500, making for a potential final price of $25,545 for the SE model.
Charging times have also been improved from the previous model, now featuring a 7.2 kW capacity, compared to the previous 6.6. Now the Ioniq can be fully charged in about 6 hours and 5 minutes on a regular 240V Level 2 charger. There is also the option to plug in a 100 kW fast charger for a 0-80% charging time of 54 minutes.
To help facilitate the installation of home charging ports, Hyundai has partnered up with Amazon, which now offers a “one-stop destination at which to select appropriate charging systems and schedule home installation”, according to the manufacturer.
The upgrade further allowed their US competitor Tesla to pass the Korean manufacturer in terms of battery reliability. The EPA at least certified as much last year with the Model 3 beating the Hyundai Ioniq.
141 MPGe! https://t.co/eb8b517Yvk
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 8, 2019
Hyundai has larger plans in the USA in terms of electrification than simply competing with Tesla for efficiency – the company plans to stock up their electric vehicle portfolio by more than double from a current five electric vehicles to a total of thirteen electrified vehicles by 2022. A few of the vehicles have already been revealed, and a small portfolio will be dedicated to the Ioniq.
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