The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has a 340-mile maximum range and charges to 80% in 18 minutes

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has a 340-mile maximum range and charges to 80% in 18 minutes

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023 is one of the most eagerly awaited electric automobiles to hit the market. Its distinctive form, amazing specifications, and cutting-edge design have impressed even the toughest EV critics. We now know what type of hardware it will have when it arrives on our shores next year.

The Ioniq 6’s stat list is dominated by range. Hyundai claims it is aiming for 340 miles per charge, which would be very close to the Tesla Model 3 Long Range’s outstanding 358 miles. Hyundai originally promised 380 miles for the Ioniq 6, but it was computed using the WLTP cycle; Hyundai’s revised 340-mile objective is based on how the EPA anticipates the car to be rated.

Hyundai has already put in a lot of effort with the Ioniq 6 to attain some quite amazing estimates. Its unusual design, complete with a modest boattail structure and incorporated spoiler, contributes to its ultra-low drag coefficient. The airflow is then changed and redirected using active air flaps. Finally, spaces between the wheels and the body are reduced to ensure that everything is as slick as possible.

This range is most likely computed for vehicles with the bigger 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack, which is shared by rear-wheel and more power-demanding all-wheel-drive versions. An RWD Standard Range version with a 53-kWh battery will also be offered, while Hyundai does not break out the range differential across trims, drivetrains, and battery packs. The bigger battery pack combined with the single motor will most likely accomplish the 340-mile desired range.

Let’s talk ponies while we’re on the subject of drivetrains. The single-motor arrangement in the RWD Standard Range produces 149 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That’s not much to write home about, but by upgrading to a bigger battery pack, its RWD drive unit will provide 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. If you really want the power, you can add electricity to the front wheels as well, allowing the AWD version to produce 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of rapid electric torque.

Perhaps more striking is its charging speed. The car’s 800-volt system can accommodate up to 350-kilowatt chargers, allowing it to charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. If you need to top off quickly, the Ioniq 6 can add 65 miles of range in only five minutes.

Hyundai says it’s teaming with Electrify America to sweeten the bargain by providing unlimited 30-minute charging sessions for two years from the purchase date. Using the built-in vehicle-to-load (V2L) charging feature, the electricity may subsequently be utilised to power the car or shared with other devices compatible with a 120-volt home outlet.