2017 Hyundai IONIQ electric gets official EPA ratings

Hyundai IONIQ EV in white

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

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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Jonas Jovial
5 years ago

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?

Jonas Jovial
5 years ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Just like the Leaf, then (at least n the usable capacity).

5 years ago

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

5 years ago
Reply to  Goncalo

In Germany: 33.300 € (without incentives)


5 years ago
Reply to  lo

Can you tell me the price of the Leaf 2016 with the 30kw battery?
Want to compare them

Ralf K.
5 years ago

“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.