April 18, 2024

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Driving report Hyundai Ioniq 5: Electric shock for the competition

Performance, range and price

Because the double on-board voltage enables ultra-fast charging and thus a larger one Suitability for everyday usebecause the range is one of the biggest hurdles in electric mobility with the 4.64 meter long mixture of coupé and SUV is no longer in the foreground. Although the first model drives the new electric Hyundai sub-brand, which shortly Ioniq 6 as limousine and a big SUV called Ioniq 7 will follow, depending on the e-machine, drive type (rear or All-wheel drive) and Battery capacity (58 kWh or 72.6 kWh net) according to the WLTP standard, even 400 to 485 kilometers. But if the juice should run out at some point, both batteries at a 350 kW fast charging station are 80 percent full again after 18 minutes in the best case. With their maximum DC charging capacities of 180 kW and 220 kW, they store the same energy on a 50 kW column in 44 and 57 minutes, still under an hour. And even with alternating current on the 11 kW wallbox, a full charge takes just under five or a good six hours. In any case, the dynamic three from the VW Group stand around much longer. Unlike these, the Korean Stromer also masters bidirectional charging (vehicle-to-load), with which the driver can also use the battery power to operate an external electrical device, such as a projector for public viewing or an orange juicer, as is the case with the presentation of the Ioniq 5 in Valencia. The 800-volt technology has so far only been used in electric sports cars such as Porsche Taycan and Audi RS e-tron GT, but here only for astronomical sums. Hyundai is now offering them for the first time in a volume model and at affordable conditions. The Ioniq 5 starts at 41,900 euros, with a small motor and battery, but 125 kW (170 PS) and the 58 kWh battery ensure a lively start and almost 400 kilometers Range. For 3800 euros more, there is a second electric motor on the front axle, with which the output climbs to 173 kW (235 hp) and an electric all-wheel drive is created. The one mentioned Maximum range is achieved in this configuration. With the larger battery, the Ioniq 5 costs at least 45,100 euros, has 160 kW (217 hp) as a rear-wheel drive and 225 kW (305 hp) with a second four-wheel drive from 48,900 euros. If you then draw the Environmental bonus off, so the Stromer rolls up Prices just over 30,000 euros to the customers.