Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2016–)

Model History

October 2016

Hyundai Ioniq Electric goes on sale

Hyundai’s Ioniq Electric is now officially on sale in the UK.

Prices start at £26,295 (inclusive of the Plug-In grant) for the Ioniq Electric Premium SE. Standard equipment includes leather seats with heated/ventilated front and heated rear seats, heated leather steering wheel and a driver power seat with Integrated Memory System, Blind Spot Detection, front Parking Sensors and EV-specific 16-inch alloy wheels.

All models feature a standard rapid charge compatibility, ensuring an 80 percent charge capability in just 33 minutes from a 50kW CCS Combo Rapid public charger, whilst a standard ICCB Charging Cable will allow charging from a domestic three-pin supply. Ioniq Electric also boasts adjustable regenerative braking, via steering column-mounted paddles, maximising driver engagement and enhancing efficiency.

POD Point is Hyundai’s preferred charging partner for customer domestic charge point installations. Owners can charge their Ioniq Electric from zero to 100 per cent in just 4.5 hours at home. POD Point also has more than 1500 public charging points across the UK, as well as points across the Hyundai UK dealer network and Hyundai Motor UK facilities.

The Ioniq Electric is available in six different exterior colours; Polar White, Phantom Black, Platinum Silver, Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange and exclusively for the Ioniq Electric, Blazing Yellow. The lava stone interior trim features copper accents throughout the cabin and control surfaces.

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric will initially be available from a selected network of 27 dealerships, with full network rollout from 2017.

All Ioniq models come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package, with the additional high voltage battery cover of 8 years / 125,000 miles.

May 2019

Hyundai Ioniq Electric updated for 2019

Hyundai has updated its Ioniq Electric with new technology and a refreshed look.

The new Ioniq Electric’s battery has been upgraded from 28kWh to 38.3kWh, meaning drivers can go further between charges. It boasts 36% additional energy storage capacity, offering a total of more than 182 miles of range (internal target under WLTP regulations). Its e-motor delivers a maximum power of 136PS and 295Nm of torque and is fitted standard with a 7.2kW on-board charger - an upgrade from current 6.6kW – for Type 2 AC charging. Using a 100kW fast-charging station, the battery can reach 80% charge in around 54 minutes.

Added technology includes Hyundai Blue Link, a connected vehicle system which allows drivers to remote start and stop their Ioniq Electric. It can also remote lock or unlock the vehicle and control air conditioning via a smartphone app, as well as allow drivers to check the status of their battery remotely.

With the updated Ioniq, Hyundai is also introducing eCall, automatically phoning emergency assistance if airbags are deployed or the call button located above the rear-view mirror is pressed. Relevant information (car information, time of accident, driving direction, airbag and impact sensor information) is sent to the local emergency services.

Further updates include Live services available as part of a five-year free subscription, providing up-to-date navigation information on weather, traffic, speed camera warning, nearby dealers and nearby charging stations.

An improved 10.25-inch infotainment system can be customised with widgets and icons, while Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard.

Externally, the Ioniq Electric has been updated with a new distinctive pattern on the closed grille. It also features an updated front bumper design, while the LED head and taillights have been updated. The 16-inch alloy wheels have also been updated.

What does a Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2016) cost?

List Price from £23,795
Buy new from £20,756
Contract hire from £219.11 per month