- The Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan brings a sleek look and impressive mileage.
- The EPA recently said you can drive 361 miles before needing a charge.
- Tesla’s Model 3 has a maximum range of 358 miles.
Hyundai isn’t designing its latest electric car into a dolphin-like, slippery shape just because it looks cool. (Yes.) Nor was the decision made to honor one of the most intelligent non-human creatures on the planet. (They really should be running things if you ask me.)
The smooth, streamlined profile of the upcoming Ioniq 6 sedan is all about aerodynamics. In the world of electric vehicles, minimizing air resistance maximizes range. Also, being able to travel long distances before stopping charging is a big advantage for EV buyers.
Hyundai’s work has paid off. this week, EPA gave Ioniq 6 stellar range estimates With rivals such as Hyundai, Ford and Polestar launching increasingly competitive products that are eating away at his company’s sales, this achievement should give Elon Musk one more thing to worry about.
Here’s an Ioniq 6 rating with rear-wheel drive and a larger battery option. The same car with all-wheel drive (requires a second motor and consumes more energy) is EPA rated for 316 miles. With an inexpensive standard size battery pack, the Ioniq 6 sedan was rated for 270 miles (AWD models) and 305 miles (RWD models).
Based on rear-wheel drive Model 3 Offers 272 miles of EPA rangeThe long range version can travel 358 miles on a single charge. But the comparison with Hyundai is not one-to-one. Because the Model 3 has the widest range in all-wheel drive.
The Ioniq 6 rivals the Lucid Air as the most efficient EV in the country, according to the EPA.
Hyundai hasn’t revealed how much the Ioniq 6 will cost when it arrives at dealerships this spring. But it seems poised to become one of the more attractive EV options on the market.