Hyundai Ioniq News

  • 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec)

    The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric will get a big boost in range along with more power when it goes on sale later this year in Europe. New specs released by Hyundai's European sales organization point to a significant update to the car, though when Green Car Reports reached out to Hyundai's U.S. arm, spokesman Brandon Ramirez would say only that the company "will provide U.S. Ioniq updates at a later date." In Europe, the 2020 Ioniq will get a significantly larger 38.3 kilowatt-hour battery pack, up from the current 28 kwh, along with a faster 7.2 kilowatt on-board charger, up from 6.6 kw. DON'T...

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    Tesla layoffs, US-built VW electric car, an electrified Detroit: The Week in Reverse

    Which Chinese automaker showed an electric minivan in Detroit? What upcoming SUV will underpin a new "elegant" electric from Lincoln? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 18, 2019. Last week, the CES show in Las Vegas...

  • 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
    Recall alert: Hyundai Ioniq in the hot seat

    Hyundai is recalling 10,575 Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models from 2017 and 2018 to replace a wiring relay in the drive system. The recall mirrors a similar problem announced last month with the Ioniq's platform-mate, the Kia Niro, which was also recalled. Bad connections in a drive-system...

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    2019 Hyundai Ioniq preview

    The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq returns this year as an inexpensive alternative for green car shoppers on a budget. Its lineup has fully matured now; the Ioniq is available as an affordable hybrid, a slightly more expensive plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric model available in limited areas. We say: green...

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    2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric "Unlimited" subscription more limited this year

    While global demand for the Hyundai Ioniq Electric appears to be strong, supplies have remained limited. The battery-electric compact hatchback, rated at 124 miles of range by the EPA, forgoes the "weird styling" of contenders like the previous Nissan Leaf. In the U.S., however, the all-electric...

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    2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid winter gas mileage review

    Nearly a year ago, we published a gas-mileage review on the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, the South Korean brand's Toyota Prius challenger. We saw 49.5 miles per gallon over 565 miles of driving. Now, we've tested the Ioniq Hybrid in more extreme conditions, on the cold, wintry roads of Detroit, Michigan...

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2017

    We've now spent more than 1,200 miles in a variety of Hyundai Ioniqs, but the bulk of them were covered in the conventional hybrid version of the five-door compact hatchback. That's the highest-volume version, while the battery-powered Ioniq Electric sells in lower numbers and the plug-in hybrid version won't hit the market until early next year. Following a May drive in which we put 565 miles on a hybrid Ioniq Limited, we've just spent 650 more miles in an Ioniq Hybrid Blue (confusingly, painted black). DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage review The "Blue" model is the...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3 in Tesla assembly plant parking lot, Fremont, CA, November 2017
    Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Poll results

    As we do every year at this time, our editors have gotten together, analyzed and discussed and argued, and come up with what we think is the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018. We covered our process in a series of articles, including one that lays out the qualifications and rules. To be...

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    Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Hyundai Ioniq

    Hyundai is known in the auto industry as an aggressive and very capable competitor, and the world's largest makers watch it closely and take it very seriously. The company didn't introduce its first hybrid car in the U.S. until 2011 and, frankly, that year's hybrid Sonata sedan wasn't very good...

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    Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Take our Twitter poll

    In early October, when we announced our three finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award, they represented a diverse set of approaches to making cars greener. They included a plug-in hybrid minivan (the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid), a range of powertrains—hybrid...

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    One of these 3 vehicles will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2018

    Fans of green cars have spent much of the past year eagerly waiting for a pair of electric cars to be revealed to the public and then to go on sale. By far the most attention and hype has been focused on the Tesla Model 3, the Silicon Valley carmaker's lower-priced and much higher-volume vehicle...

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    2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range (updated)

    These are the 2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range.

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

    The Toyota Prius is undoubtedly the world's best-known hybrid car, and it's now been in production over four generations for more than 20 years. There have been more than 6 million Priuses built so far, and the U.S. represents the car's largest single market. That means lots of current Prius drivers exist on U.S. roads. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage review Now, Hyundai is targeting them as potential buyers of its new Ioniq Hybrid. The five-door compact hatchback is rated at 54 mpg combined for the regular version, and 58 mpg for a special Ioniq Hybrid Blue model, beating...

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    Demand for Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, electric models higher than expected, company says

    The issue first came to light in a question from a reader. It boiled down to this: "What's going on with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and why can't I get one at my local dealer in California?" The e-mail even included a link to a Korean business-news article, which is unusual for reader queries...

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric battery depleted
    Hyundai Ioniq Electric: what happens when battery is run down to the end?

    One owner has now run his 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric's battery down all the way to "empty" so other owners know what to expect. The Ioniq Electric is EPA-rated at 124 miles of range from the 28-kwh battery pack that powers an 88-kilowatt (118-horsepower) electric motor. The driver in the video...

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    Hyundai Ioniqs: pitting hybrid vs electric on video

    Road trips have been a staple of automobile culture for decades, but with the rise of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure has thrown them a curve ball. Unlike gasoline-powered vehicles, which can refuel almost anywhere in a populated area, electric vehicles require a little more planning to...

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Limited, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2017
    2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage review

    The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq comes in two versions: a nationally distributed hybrid-electric version, and an all-electric model that will be sold mostly in California and a handful of other states. There'll also be a plug-in hybrid version coming for 2018. We liked the Ioniq Hybrid when we first drove it...

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    2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: how 'Unlimited' subscription really works

    To dig its teeth into California's crowded electric vehicle market, its Korean maker has rolled out an "Unlimited+" lease program for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. The plan mimics a subscription service, and adds unlimited mileage allowance, vehicle-charging reimbursement, and a cohesive...

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric - frame from video road test

    For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles. This year, in 2017, we got the Chevy Bolt EV, at 238 miles. But there's a new competitor as well. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review It's one of three models in the Ioniq lineup—it also has a plug-in hybrid, and a regular hybrid—and the Ioniq Electric offers a range of 124 miles. That's the highest of any battery-electric car that isn't a Tesla, or a Bolt EV. And the Ioniq Electric may...

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq video road test with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker
    2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review

    It's been said that the only global carmaker Toyota is really worried about is Hyundai. This year, the legendary Prius hybrid—which celebrates its 20th anniversary—has some new competition. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. It's a hybrid, but there are actually three models of the Ioniq...

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    2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive review

    The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq isn't one car but three, with a unique choice of powertrains. The volume seller will be the Ioniq Hybrid, a dedicated hybrid (as is the Toyota Prius) with a 58-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating for its base model. But you can also get it as a battery-electric car (starting...

  • 2017 Kia Niro, San Antonio, Texas, Dec 2016
    All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec (updated)

    South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace. The recent Kia Niro hybrid wagon and the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid hatchback, for instance, share the same powertrain, platform...

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    2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices: hybrid starts at $23,035, electric at $30,335

    The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the South Korean automaker's first dedicated green model. It will offer three powertrain options in the same body shell: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric. Those models are just now beginning to hit U.S. showrooms, and we now have pricing information for two of...

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    ACEEE issues latest list of 'Greenest' and 'Meanest" vehicles

    Measuring the energy efficiency of a new vehicle is one thing, but ascertaining its overall environmental impact can be more complex. A debate still rages over the overall carbon footprint of electric cars compared to those powered by fossil fuels. But for the past 20 years, the the American...

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