Electric Cars have officially now become more affordable with Hyundai Australia formally announcing the starting price of the highly anticipated Hyundai Ioniq Electric Car, Plug-in Hybrid and Hybrid models. Each of the models will resonate with different types of buyers looking for just the right blend of technology and sustainability.
The pure electric Hyundai Ioniq will start from $44,990, which makes this the first all-electric car priced at under $50,000. As a comparision the Hyundai Ioniq will undercut the much smaller Renault ZOE ZE at $47,490 and the cheapest Tesla Model S 75D which is $146,512 drive away, so you can see why this latest release will help to promote more mainstream electric car uptake.
According to Hyundai Australia, the Hyundai Ioniq full electric car will have a real-world range of 230km, which should cover the needs of most urban commuters. The five door liftback, which has similar dimensions to the Hyundai Elantra, will be capable of Single Phase 7kW AC Charging at home via a dedicated Home Electric Car charger from empty to full in 4 hours and 25 minutes. In addition to this long range journeys will also be possible thanks to the ability to charge at 100kW DC charging to 80% in just 20 minutes.
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug in Hybird Electric Vehicle (PHEV) will start at $40,990 with an 8.9kWh lithium ion battery which delivers up to 63km of pure electric driving range, which will make it a great middle ground for those not quite sure if the leap to full electric is for them. They will have the range to make daily commutes mostly on the full electric battery whilst having the capacity to venture up the coast on the weekend without any concerns.
Buyers not quite convinced on the electric car revolution charging ahead can opt for the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, which works in the same was as a Toyota Prius and comes with a 77kW petrol engine and small 32kW electric motor, with prices starting from $33,990.
All versions of the Hyundai Ioniq come standard with a 5 year warranty, plus an 8 year battery warranty with annual fixed price servicing for the Hyundai Ioniq PHEV and Hybrid $265 and significantly less thanks to far less moving parts in the fully electric Hyundai Ioniq EV at $160.
EVSE believe there will be a lot of fleet and government buying interests at these levels given the attractive pricing, the warranties on offer and low total lifetime cost of Electric car ownership. In addition with the rise in electric car charging stations located in public, in the workplace and in homes across Australia, charging your Hyundai Ioniq EV has never been easier.