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Hyundai Ioniq 6 goes 614km on a single charge

Curvy Ioniq 6 delivers same driving range as similar sized petrol model

5 Oct 2022

OVERCOMING range anxiety is a prime focus for EV-makers as they work to overcome any potential buyer purchase impediments. But Hyundai has just put the issue to rest with its Ioniq 6 electrified streamliner verified as being capable of delivering 614km of all-electric range per charge (WLTP).


That range is roughly equal to a current, economical (ICE) petrol-powered small car (depending on tank size).


Ioniq 6 customers will benefit from Hyundai Motor Group's commitment to develop advanced battery technology that enables stress-free driving performance and long range. With WLTP-rated energy consumption of 13.9kWh/100km, the Ioniq 6 will be one of the most energy-efficient electric vehicles (EV) on the market when it goes on sale later this year in select markets in Europe and next year in Australia.


“From the start of Ioniq 6’s development, we set our sights on making it the leading all-electric range EV,” said Hyundai Motor Company’s head of sub-mid project management centre Jae Ho Huh.


“To become the global leader in electric vehicles, we are committed to providing the best possible EV performance and ownership experience.”


The Ioniq 6’s impressive all-electric range performance is made possible in large part by Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated architecture for EVs, Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), and the electrified streamliner’s ultra-low wind resistance.


E-GMP, which already underpins some new Hyundai/Genesis products, delivers optimal electric performance and provides 800V ultra-fast charging from 10 to 80 per cent in 18 minutes and supports 400V charging without the need for additional components or adapters.


Having a platform specifically for EVs also means Hyundai Motor is better able to design vehicles to best meet passengers’ needs. With E-GMP, the Ioniq 6 can be a workstation or a portable V2L power bank on wheels, creating new usage scenarios to fit customers’ diverse, on-the-go lifestyles.


As well as efficient powertrain design and a degree of weight reduction, Hyundai maximised Ioniq 6’s all-electric driving range through extensive aerodynamic design and engineering work. The vehicle’s drag coefficient of 0.21 is the lowest in the company’s vehicle line-up and one of the lowest in the industry.


The model’s streamlined appearance and various design elements, such as an active air flap, wheel air curtains, integrated rear spoiler and wheel gap reducers, significantly enhanced Ioniq 6’s aerodynamic performance, placing it among the sleekest (most slippery) vehicles worldwide.


Attention to detail on the body yielded positive results in particular, wheel gap reducers minimise the empty space between the front bumper and tyres to improve aerodynamic performance around the wheel wells.


This made it possible for the electrified streamliner to provide a longer wheelbase for passengers’ ride comfort while simultaneously overcoming the aerodynamic challenges caused by its short front overhang.


“We put every effort into designing the most efficient car in the EV segment,” said Hyundai Motor Company’s head of total vehicle performance development centre Byung Hoon Min

“Our focus on improving aerodynamics helped to achieve one of the longest all-electric range vehicles available, which will reduce customers’ EV range anxiety and help grow the segment.”

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