Hyundai Motor’s Ioniq EV has top mileage of 191km

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Hyundai Motor’s Ioniq EV has top mileage of 191km

Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Motor’s new electric vehicle slated to launch next month in Korea, was officially recognized by government authorities to have average mileage of 191 kilometers from a single charge, the automaker announced Tuesday.

This is the longest mileage among EVs currently sold in Korea. The mileage can go up to 206 kilometers per charge when the car is driven in inner cities, and up to 173 kilometers on the highway.

Regular charging takes four and a half hours, while rapid charging takes only half an hour.

The average 191-kilometer mileage beats other EVs by up to 100 kilometers, compared to Kia Ray EV’s 91 kilometers, Renault Samsung SM3 ZE’s 135 kilometers, GM Korea Spark EV’s 128 kilometers, and the world’s best-selling Nissan Leaf’s 132 kilometers.

Mileage is the most crucial factor for local EV buyers, as Korea still largely lacks charging infrastructure. For better mileage, Hyundai Motor uses high-capacity lithium-ion polymer batteries of 28 kilowatt-hour and light aluminum for the cars’ bodies.

The Ioniq Electric will be priced at 20 to 25 million won with government subsidies.

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