Pricing announced for new Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

In Germany the new Hyundai IONIQ Electric will have a starting price of 34.900 euros. The old model is still listed with a starting price of 33.300 euros.


  • Range of the Ioniq Electric increases by 36 percent to 294 km (WLTP)
  • Bigger battery and more power for more driving pleasure
  • New design, more safety and comfort, new Blue Linkยฎ telematics system


Electric Motor
Type Permanent magnet synchronous electric motor (AC)
Maximum Performance 100 kW / 136 hp
Maximum torque 295 Nm
Top speed 165 km/h
CO2ย emissions, combined 0 g/km
Type Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 38 kWh
Battery power output 113 kW
Energy density 112,4 Wh/kg (without battery heating)

111,2 Wh/kg (with battery heating)

Tension 319,4 V
On Board Charger
Loading capacity 7,2 kW


As we already knew the new model had its battery capacity increased by 36 percent, from 28 to 38 kWh. Moreover, the motor was also upgraded and has been boosted from 88 kW (120 hp) to 100 kW (136 hp). Sadly, the low nominal voltage of the battery is also confirmed. This will decrease the charging rate at DC fast chargers.


Anyway, it’s hard not to compare this electric car with the PEUGEOT e-208, which has a battery with 21 percent more usable capacity (46 instead of 38 kWh), but the WLTP range is only 16 percent better (340 instead of 294 km). This shows us that efficiency matters and the Hyundai IONIQ Electric remains a super efficient electric car.

On the other hand, the PEUGEOT e-208 battery has higher nominal voltage since it follows a 108s2p configuration, while the new Hyundai IONIQ Electric has a 88s2p configuration (less cells in series). The higher voltage allows the PEUGEOT e-208 to charge 80 % of the battery in just 30 minutes at a DC fast charger, while the new Hyundai IONIQ Electric requires almost the double (54 minutes).

The on-board charger of the PEUGEOT e-208 is also faster (11 instead of 7,2 kW).

Another thing that isn’t great on the Hyundai IONIQ Electric is its bad rear visibility, which is a safety problem. This is something that Hyundai should take notice and solve next year, when it launches a new platform dedicated to BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles).


What do you think? Is the super efficiency of the Hyundai IONIQ Electric enough to make it more appealing than the increasing number of alternatives that start to appear?



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. Iโ€™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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2 years ago

Hhmmm, no, would rather have the 208. More range, better charging, more European (hatchback), cheaper. Even if their range doing 120 kmh ends up being the same, I would still go with the Peugeot.

2 years ago

I’ll wait for the VW ID3 or something similar. The low charge rate ruins it for me. At 5000 euros more the e-Niro with the 64 kWh battery is a far better deal.

2 years ago

Im affraid there’s not much of evolution here. That on- board charger is a joke, the competition is well ahead. The safest bet will be the WV ID.3 , IMHO, cheaper, more powerful and probably better dynamics.

2 years ago

Let’s wait and see how much the VW ID.3 does deliver on all of its promises, but with respect to the new Ioniq Electric it is questionable if it really is an update.

Thomas Kirchheiner
2 years ago

I am owner of a Hyundai Kona 39,2 kWh after 6 month ownership, driving 18.000 km my usable battery capacity is maximum 32 kwh, so please forget all about a range of 289 as claimed, an accumulated average of 13 kWh/100km gives you about 235km of driving, With no more than 2% left.
When the car is 100% charged the charger has only delivered 32 kwh, sometimes a little less ? ?
When the car was brand new and before the first service/update it was possible to drive app. the same distance but it was winter and the accumulated average was then 16,9
I think Hyundai has found out that to be sure the battery will last through out the warranty period they have to secure the battery is only used between 20-80% at all times, which is done when first update is performed and therefore the 39,2 kWh is not useable anymore, what does the WLTP cycle say about that ?
It think it must be more clear if the stated battery capacity is net or gross

2 years ago

Thomas Kirchheiner: That does not sound good at all, I always assumed that Hyundai/Kia was one of the few companies that did state usable battery capacity. Going from 39,2 to 32 kWh is a decrease of almost 20%.

2 years ago

I don’t know why the e208 is mentioned as a main competitor. Ok, motor power is similar, and so is battery range, but the Peugeot is 40 cms smaller, so it will have a much inferior cabin and boot space. There are other options in the C segment.
Anyway, thanks for your work, I always learn a couple of things from your articles, especially concerning batteries, which tend to be overlooked by other websites.