Another Hyundai IONIQ Electric’s road test

Hyundai IONIQ Electric road test in the UK by Will Adams

Will Adams just posted in the Hyundai IONIQ facebook group a test he made driving a Hyundai IONIQ Electric on UK roads.

He made 70 km with only 27 % of the total available battery capacity used, this means that 259 km would have been possible if he had driven until the battery was fully discharged. All this was achieved with an outside temperature of 4º C and an average speed of 71 km/h.


Driving 259 km with 28 kWh used from the battery equals to 10,81 kWh/100 km.

As a matter of curiosity, let’s see how would the Renault Zoe – with the new ZE 40 battery – behave in similar conditions.


For this comparison I’ll use the online range calculator with the Renault Zoe’s speed set at 70 km/h and outside temperature of 5º C with AC off.

Electric car



Hyundai IONIQ Electric

259 km

10,81 kWh/100 km

Renault Zoe R90 15-inch wheels

316 km

12,97 kWh/100 km

Renault Zoe R90 16-inch wheels

312 km

13,14 kWh/100 km

Renault Zoe R90 17-inch wheels

294 km

13,95 kWh/100 km

Renault Zoe Q90 15-inch wheels

308 km

13,31 kWh/100 km

Renault Zoe Q90 16-inch wheels

305 km

13,44 kWh/100 km

Renault Zoe Q90 17-inch wheels

287 km

14,29 kWh/100 km


The Hyundai IONIQ Electric confirms again its super efficiency. Reaching 300 km in one charge won’t be very difficult to achieve with summer higher temperatures.


As a side note, 362 Hyundai IONIQ Electric cars are already registered in Norway. Countries like Germany, France and the UK are also getting some units delivered.


Have you seen any of these electric cars around you?



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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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4 years ago

It is a real shame this car does not have a 50-60 kWh battery. Likely it shows potential gains the Tesla Model 3 can gain in terms of efficiency without even requiring a 60kWh battery for long range.

Jonas Jovial
4 years ago

Nope, not seen any Ioniq here in Portugal. And by the time it gets here (May, so i have heard) it will be completely outdated and extremely expensive for what it offers. It is pity, because if it had be launched and sold right from the beginning this year, it could be a sales winner.

Jonas Jovial
4 years ago
Reply to  Jonas Jovial

Just saw that the hybrid version has already a price for Portugal: it only starts at 33000€… Someone on Hyundai Portugal must be taking drugs, for sure….

4 years ago

I’ve only seen a few. And while I have warmed somewhat to the Ioniq thanks to its great efficiency, I still think Hyundai botched it by giving it such a bad battery, barely enough to have been good news two years ago. Imagine if the Ioniq had a higher energy density battery with the same physical size, perhaps 40 kg heavier, but 45 kWh capacity… The annoying thing is that they easily could have done that, and at little extra cost!

4 years ago
Reply to  Terawatt

Forgot to answer the question: I see it only occasionally. It’s much less common than the cars you see on every drive; LEAF, e-Golf and e-Up, i3, Soul, Zoe, the triplets, Tesla and Mercedes Benz B-class. Old EVs like Think, Buddy and Reva are still more common on Norwegian roads than the Ioniq.