The Hyundai Ioniq 6 reveals several new details on the US version and a range of 340 miles or 547.1 km on the rear-wheel drive model.
The range of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 matches the range of other electric cars in the US, including the Tesla Model 3 AWD which offers a range of around 358 miles.
One of the reasons why the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is good in the range is because of its efficiency. On the rear-wheel drive model, the Ioniq 6 only churns out about 14.3kWh per 62 miles, or about 231Wh per mile.
That beats the 2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD, which has an EPA estimated efficiency of 260Wh per mile (highway and city combined). Another factor that helps the Hyundai Ioniq 6 cover the distance is its excellent aerodynamics, calculated by a drag coefficient of 0.22.
The record 340 miles is a remarkable achievement, compared to the Hyundai Ioniq 5’s 300-mile or 482.8 km range. Both use a 77.4kWh battery that is similar to the E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) architecture that supports it.
Quoted from The Verge page, Saturday (19/11/2022), with E-GMP, the Ioniq 6 is one of the few vehicles in the US with an 800-volt fast charging system, joining more luxurious vehicles such as the Porsche Taycan. Hyundai calculates that the battery can charge from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes when connected to a 350kW capable charging station.
In colder weather, reaching maximum charging speed requires a warm battery. So the Hyundai Ioniq 6 can preheat the battery when navigating to the charging station.
Hyundai has an agreement with Electrify America, one of the largest charging networks in the US, to provide unlimited 30-minute charging sessions for two years. This is the same offer being made to owners of the new Ioniq 5 and Kona EV which is quite competitive compared to other manufacturers’ offerings.
Free fast charging is especially useful if you travel a lot. For most drivers, Level 2 (AC) charging at home is key, according to Hyundai for the Ioniq 6 using the built-in 10.9kW charger to fully charge in about 7 hours and 10 minutes.
What you can get in the US is the Ioniq 6 with a massive 77.4kWh battery in either AWD or RWD variants. AWD is dual motor with a 74kW front and 165kW rear motor setup giving you 320 horsepower and 0–60 mph acceleration in less than five seconds.
The RWD option offers 225 horsepower on a single 168kW motor but gives you the longest advertised range. The AWD has a slightly lower estimated range of 310 miles. The Ioniq 6 will go on sale in the US in spring 2023. No pricing details have been announced yet.