2017 Hyundai IONIQ electric gets official EPA ratings
EPA official figures are finally available.
It’s official on the fueleconomy.gov website, we have 136 MPGe (combined), 150 MPGe (city), 122 MPGe (highway) and a range of 124 miles.
Now since the MPGe measuring doesn’t make a lot of sense when referring to electric cars, let’s convert it to used kWh per 100 km.
City range: 136,76 miles (220,1 km)
Highway range: 111,24 miles (179,02 km)
Combined city/highway range: 124 miles (199,56 km)
City efficiency: 150 MPGe (13,96 kWh/100 km)
Highway efficiency: 122 MPGe (17,16 kWh/100 km)
Combined city/highway efficiency: 136 MPGe (15,4 kWh/100 km)
EPA measures tank-to-wheels, or in the case of electric cars, plug-to-wheels, this means that the internal charger’s efficiency also counts. This way we know more precisely how much it costs us to drive.
These great results prove that we need more efficient electric cars, more battery capacity isn’t the only route available for more electric range.
Now that Hyundai announced a 200 miles (322 km) range for the IONIQ electric in 2018, how much longer will it take for Toyota to deliver a full electric Prius with similar range? More than the range competition I’m interested in the efficiency competition that will start when more automakers enter the electric car revolution.