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How Occasions Have Modified — Hyundai IONIQ 6 Will get 361 Miles Of Vary!

It was actually not that way back that non-Tesla electrical automobiles had fewer than 100 miles of vary on a full cost. Then that climbed to 100 miles, then 150 miles, then 200 miles … and we see now that (headline above) that the Hyundai IONIQ 6 is coming to city with a whopping 361 miles of vary.

The common American drives about 40 miles a day. That’s sufficient vary for a full week plus about two additional days left within the battery in order to not depart your self in danger of any “vary nervousness.” It’s extra seemingly you’d cost up each night time or each different night time, however I simply discovered {that a} enjoyable method to consider it.

That EPA-rated 361 miles is in fact for the longest-range model of the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6, the IONIQ 6 SE Lengthy Vary RWD trim. And that’s thanks partly to the car’s very good aerodynamics, with this trim getting a “gasoline effectivity” ranking of 140 MPGe. “IONIQ 6’s 140 mixed MPGe ranking matches two Lucid Air fashions which are on the high of Fueleconomy.gov’s 2023 Prime Ten Autos listing,” Hyundai notes.

Picture courtesy of Hyundai.

Six totally different trims obtained EPA rankings, with ones with the bottom vary nonetheless having 270 miles of vary — lots. These are all-wheel drive (AWD) variations that pack a bit extra punch within the energy division and are a bit heavier. Right here’s the total desk of vary and MPGe rankings:

Desk courtesy of Hyundai.

All in all, the IONIQ 6 is a really compelling new electrical car. And, until my eyes or mind deceive me, it’s received a little bit of a throwback look to the GM EV1 and Honda Perception EV from the Nineteen Nineties — however, in fact, a lot better wanting. I might presume that’s not an intentional nod to these OG EVs from non-Hyundai automakers, however moderately from the purpose of constructing a hyper-efficient car. The nearer you get to perfection, the extra you must comply with sure pointers or guidelines of physics.

“IONIQ 6’s ultra-low drag coefficient of 0.22 is assisted by a low nostril, lively air flaps, wheel hole reducers, elliptical wing-inspired spoiler with winglet, slight boattail construction, separation traps on each side of the rear bumper, full underbody cowl, deflectors and lowered wheel-arch gaps,” Hyundai writes.

“Regularly bettering the effectivity of our automobiles is all the time a high precedence for our improvement groups,” says Olabisi Boyle, vice chairman of product planning and mobility technique at Hyundai Motor North America. “As a substitute of simply including a bigger battery to extend the vary, we selected to optimize IONIQ 6’s aerodynamic efficiency and its Electrical-World Modular Platform for effectivity to supply these lengthy driving ranges.” Congratulations to Hyundai. It’s a job effectively achieved, as confirmed by the EPA rankings.

The IONIQ 6 is actually a beautiful car. I sit up for seeing one stay within the wild!

Many extra particulars on the IONIQ 6 could be discovered right here. The one large element we don’t have but is pricing, however estimates are that it’ll begin across the mid-$40,000s and rise up to the mid-$50,000s as a beginning worth for the very best trim. Certainly, with EPA vary out now, it received’t be lengthy till we now have official pricing.



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