The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 range estimate breaks the 300-mile barrier on the EPA test, top speed confirmed
UPDATE: Hyundai has now announced all Ioniq 5 prices and the release date for the SE, SEL, and Limited models, starting from US$39,700 for the base Ioniq 5, up to US$54,500 for a fully-equipped Limited AWD model. Even then the most expensive Ioniq 5 will be cheaper than a base Tesla Model Y that starts at US$54,990 after the latest Tesla price increases. Original story below...
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 just scored a 300+ miles on the unforgiving EPA range test. It may not be the groundbreaking 600+ miles range of the Aion LX Plus, but that's on the overly generous NEDC cycle, plus the LX Plus has a giant 144.4 kWh pack. Last month, Korean industry sources tipped that an upgraded 77.4 kWh battery of the 2022 Ioniq 5 will be good for between 480-490 km on the WLTP test. That's exactly what the United States Environmental Protection Agency measured in its so-called Multi-Cycle City/Highway Test Procedure which is arguably the truest gauge of an EV range on American roads:
The all-new IONIQ 5, an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) features a driving range of more than 300 miles, design inspired by Hyundai’s ‘45’ EV concept, relevant technology and best-in-class ultra-fast charging from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. IONIQ 5 rides on Hyundai’s exclusive Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that allows for more interior space and optimized performance. IONIQ 5 is part of Hyundai Motor Group’s plan to introduce 23 BEV models and sell 1 million BEV units worldwide by 2025. IONIQ 5 goes on sale by the end of the year. When equipped with a single motor (2WD), IONIQ 5’s maximum EPA estimated driving range on a single charge is 303 miles. The maximum EPA estimated range of the dual motor all-wheel drive models is 256 miles.
The RWD 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 range is now rated at 303 miles on a charge of the 77.4 kWh battery in the EPA certification test which is a rather impressive achievement and perhaps as close to driving in real-world conditions as possible. Hyundai also lists more of the Ioniq 5 specs and features besides range:
- Top 115 mph speed for all Ioniq 5 models;
- Towing capacity of 2000 pounds;
- 300+ miles driving range (256 miles for the AWD Ioniq 5 models);
- Ultra-fast 800-volt multi-charging (10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes);
- Ioniq 5 exterior colors: Phantom Black (Pearl), Cyber Gray (Metallic), Atlas White (Solid), Digital Teal (Green Pearl), Lucid Blue (Pearl), Shooting Star (Gray Matte);
- Ioniq 5 "eco-friendly interior materials and nature-inspired colors": Obsidian Black Monotone, Dark Pebble Gray/Dove Gray, Dark Teal/Dove Gray;
- Extended 118.1-inch wheelbase;
- Large 20-inch areo-optimized wheels;
- Flush automatic door handles provide clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamics;
- Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function can power small appliances, devices and even charge other EVs;
- New E-GMP platform improves performance, enhances driving dynamics and optimizes interior volume.
All customers who buy Hyundai's new Ioniq 5 are also getting unlimited 30-minute charging sessions for two years on the Electrify America network of chargers. In addition, Hyundai finally listed the Ioniq 5's top 115 mph speed and its towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, leaving us to only wait on the Ioniq 5 price in the US, which should be revealed very soon.
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