Hyundai Ioniq 6 Cure Range Anxiety With 614 Kilometer WLTP Range

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It was July when Hyundai unveiled the Ioniq 6 as a follow-up to the Prophecy 2020 concept. The sedan’s swoopy shape isn’t just for styling purposes as it helps rival Tesla Model 3 lower the drag coefficient to 0.21. This effort to make the body as lean as possible is paying off as the WLTP numbers come in and they are impressive. In its most frugal specs, it will cover 614 kilometers (381.5 miles) before running out of steam.

To reach this range, you’ll need to get the Long Range model with a 77.4 kWh battery, two-wheel drive and 18-inch alloy wheels. Upgrade to the larger 20-inch set while keeping the single motor setup and the WLTP rating drops significantly to 545 km (339 miles). If you want AWD, the Ioniq 6 with the smaller wheels will cover 583 km (362 miles) or 519 km (322 miles) on the larger wheels. The Standard model with a 53-kWh package, 2WD and 18-inch wheels, has the lowest range of all, at 429 km (267 miles).

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 can travel a bit further than the Model 3 because the Tesla has a maximum range of 602 km (374 miles). As usual, the range varies greatly depending on several factors (driving style, traffic, temperature), and we all know WLTP tends to be overly optimistic compared to EPA ratings. That said, it’s closer to reality than previous NEDC test cycles.

Once the energy is low, this South Korean electric sedan can recharge its battery from 10 to 80 percent in about 18 minutes. With support for 800V ultra-fast charging, 15 minutes is enough to cover a distance of 351 kilometers (218 miles). Looking at the maximum possible range, it’s very similar to a petrol car, and as the charging time decreases, the EV becomes even more alluring.

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