2017 Hyundai IONIQ electric gets official EPA ratings

Hyundai IONIQ EV in white


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.



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Pedro Lima

More than natural resources, are wasted human resources that bothers me the most. That's why I'm a strong advocate of a society based on cooperation, not competition, that helps every individual to reach his full potential so that he can contribute back to society. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs".

8 Responses

  1. Jonas Jovial says:

    The lack of news from Nissan is pushing me to the Ioniq, despite all the critics i have made and still have: if only they had put an battery a little bigger. Please remind me, is the 28kWh the usable capacity, or the total capacity?

  2. Goncalo says:

    Price!!?! Price!!?! Price!!?!

  3. Ralf K. says:

    “EPA measures well-to-wheels”

    I doubt that. They measure from electric outlet to wheel (including some kind of unspecified charger). But they keep out all the complexity, in which way the electric energy is actually produced (from the actual well to your outlet). Otherwise, I would be interested in a reference supporting your claim.

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