This morning, Hyundai revealed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the official range estimates for the brand’s next electric vehicle. Ioniq 6 SedanThe 361 miles (581 km) range is certainly impressive, better than the longest Tesla Model 3 sedan.
As those familiar with EVs already know, not all versions of the Ioniq 6 have that much range. A single-motor rear-wheel drive version on 18-inch wheels is required for maximum efficiency.Luckily, this will be the cheapest version sold in the US. Similar to Hyundai Ioniq 5 Crossover.
Adding larger wheels clearly has a negative impact on the EV’s range efficiency. The single-motor Ioniq 6 with 20-inch wheels has a range of 305 miles (491 km).
All-wheel drive also affects efficiency, but the AWD Ioniq 6 can decouple the front motor in Eco mode to reduce powertrain drag. His AWD Ioniq 6 on 18-inch wheels has a range of 316 miles (509 km). On 20-inch wheels, it drops to 270 miles (435 km).
The car’s impressive range efficiency is due in part to its 800V E-GMP platform. Kia EV6 When Ionic 5But the sleek sedan shape makes a big contribution here. Its drag coefficient is just 0.22.
All Ioniq 6s are equipped with the same 77.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack as the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, and like those EVs, can be charged from 10-80% in just 18 minutes.
In fact, Ars already has the chance to get behind the wheel of this exciting new EV, but we’ll have to wait until April to tell you what it’s like to drive.