Report: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV to Offer 300 Miles of Range in U.S.
We’re hearing that the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV will offer 300 miles of range in the U.S. ahead of the May 24 date in which Hyundai will make that number official.
Well, OK, we’re hearing it via a report in Carscoops.
The report further indicates that while the car will use a 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh battery pack in most markets, it will use a 77.4 kWh unit here in the States.
At least for single-motor, rear-drive Ioniq 5s, according to the report. Other models will include a dual-motor variant that makes 302 horsepower.
Charge time may be impressive, too, as the report indicates that when plugged into a 350 kW charger, the battery will go from 10 percent to 80 in 18 minutes.
Impressive numbers on paper, to be sure, if the report turns out to be true. That truth will be revealed in 10 days.
Very curious about a Palisade-sized Ioniq 7? 8? I would love an EV that is to the Audi e-tron as the gas Palisade is to the Audi Q7.
The Ioniq 5 is supposed to evoke the design ethos of Hyundai's original car, the Pony from the late 1970s. Let us all hope it doesn't provide the same flimsiness, so well-known to older Canadians but unknown to Americans. To help it along its way, the Ioniq 5 comes with a pre-dented angled slash scar across its flanks. Very nice. Not. The companion Kia EV6 running the same boogaloo chassis underneath the froth, looks quite good in profile by comparison, but loses the plot completely with its front and rear design which are completely non-complementary to each other and the profile. Heidy-ho. I like this commentary from an Irish writer: "Cabin-wise, both cars again offer quite different, if broadly similar solutions. Both are dominated by large slab-like screens, a lack of haptic knobs and controllers and a broadly soulless environment, devoid of warmth. ... But like so many of the current BEV breed, it seems so very hard to feel even the remotest level of enthusiasm." If all most of the commentariat here are concerned with is range and not design, fill yer boots.
Depending on how closely it comes to meeting the specs and how far down Hyundai can keep the price, this could be a winner (maybe even a game-changer). 300 mile range (which translates to ~270 usable) with an 18 minute DCFC charge time isn't the EV Holy Grail, but it sure brings them much closer to being a mainstream vehicle 'if' they're not priced in the stratosphere (*cough* Tesla, Mach-E *cough*).
Not gonna lie - I really love this (and its partner EV, the Kia EV6). If Biden gets another federal EV incentive going, I'd pick up one of these right away.