How Occasions Have Modified — Hyundai IONIQ 6 Will get 361 Miles Of Vary!


It was actually not that way back that non-Tesla electrical vehicles had fewer than 100 miles of vary on a full cost. Then that climbed to 100 miles, then 150 miles, then 200 miles … and we see now that (headline above) that the Hyundai IONIQ 6 is coming to city with a whopping 361 miles of vary.

The typical American drives about 40 miles a day. That’s sufficient vary for a full week plus about two further days left within the battery in order to not depart your self in danger of any “vary nervousness.” It’s extra probably you’d cost up each evening or each different evening, however I simply discovered {that a} enjoyable means to consider it.

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That EPA-rated 361 miles is after all for the longest-range model of the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6, the IONIQ 6 SE Lengthy Vary RWD trim. And that’s thanks partly to the car’s excellent aerodynamics, with this trim getting a “gas effectivity” score of 140 MPGe. “IONIQ 6’s 140 mixed MPGe score matches two Lucid Air fashions which might be on the high of’s 2023 High Ten Automobiles checklist,” Hyundai notes.

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Six totally different trims acquired EPA scores, with ones with the bottom vary nonetheless having 270 miles of vary — a lot. These are all-wheel drive (AWD) variations that pack a bit extra punch within the energy division and are a bit heavier. Right here’s the total desk of vary and MPGe scores:

Desk courtesy of Hyundai.

All in all, the IONIQ 6 is a really compelling new electrical car. And, except my eyes or mind deceive me, it’s acquired a little bit of a throwback look to the GM EV1 and Honda Perception EV from the Nineties — however, after all, significantly better trying. I’d presume that’s not an intentional nod to these OG EVs from non-Hyundai automakers, however fairly from the purpose of creating a hyper-efficient car. The nearer you get to perfection, the extra it’s important to comply with sure tips or guidelines of physics.

“IONIQ 6’s ultra-low drag coefficient of 0.22 is assisted by a low nostril, energetic air flaps, wheel hole reducers, elliptical wing-inspired spoiler with winglet, slight boattail construction, separation traps on either side of the rear bumper, full underbody cowl, deflectors and diminished wheel-arch gaps,” Hyundai writes.

“Frequently enhancing the effectivity of our automobiles is all the time a high precedence for our growth groups,” says Olabisi Boyle, vp of product planning and mobility technique at Hyundai Motor North America. “As a substitute of simply including a bigger battery to extend the vary, we selected to optimize IONIQ 6’s aerodynamic efficiency and its Electrical-International Modular Platform for effectivity to provide these lengthy driving ranges.” Congratulations to Hyundai. It’s a job nicely performed, as confirmed by the EPA scores.

The IONIQ 6 is definitely a pretty car. I stay up for seeing one reside within the wild!

Many extra particulars on the IONIQ 6 may be discovered right here. The one massive element we don’t have but is pricing, however estimates are that it’s going to begin across the mid-$40,000s and rise up to the mid-$50,000s as a beginning worth for the very best trim. Certainly, with EPA vary out now, it gained’t be lengthy till now we have official pricing.


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