Hyundai revealed this morning that the U.S. Environmental Safety Company has accomplished an official vary estimate for the model’s subsequent electrical automobile, the Ioniq 6 sedan. At 361 miles (581 km), it is certain to be spectacular, even besting the longest-running Tesla Mannequin 3 sedan.
As these acquainted with EVs know, not each model of the Ioniq 6 has a really big selection. You may want the single-motor rear-wheel-drive model, which rides on 18-inch wheels, for max effectivity. It helps that that is the most affordable model on sale within the US. The corporate hasn’t introduced pricing but, but it surely expects it to be just like that of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 crossover.
Including bigger wheels demonstrates its detrimental impact on the EV’s vary effectivity. With 20-inch wheels, the single-engine Ioniq 6 has a spread of 305 miles (491 km).
All-wheel drive additionally impacts effectivity, although the AWD Ioniq 6 can disengage its front-wheel drive in Eco mode to scale back drag on the powertrain. On 18-inch wheels, the AWD Ioniq 6 has a spread of 316 miles (509 km); On 20-inch wheels, that drops to 270 miles (435 km).
The automobile’s spectacular vary effectivity is due partially to its 800 V E-GMP platform, which has already given us extremely environment friendly EVs just like the Kia EV6 and Ioniq 5. However the sedan’s smooth form contributes so much right here — its drag coefficient is simply 0.22.
All Ioniq 6s pack the identical 77.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack because the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, and like these EVs, they’re in a position to cost from 10 to 80 p.c in simply 18 minutes.
In actual fact, Ars has already had an opportunity to get behind the wheel of this thrilling new electrical automobile, however we’ll have to attend till April to let you know what it is wish to drive.