2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric gets EPA ratings

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

We finally have the official EPA efficiency and range ratings for the 2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric. Without further ado, let’s see them.


EPA range ratings

  • City range: 183,8 miles (296 km)
  • Combined range: 170 miles (274 km)
  • Highway range: 153,3 miles (247 km)


EPA efficiency ratings

  • City efficiency: 145 MPGe – 23,24 kWh/100 miles – 14,44 kWh/100 km
  • Combined efficiency: 133 MPGe – 25,34 kWh/100 miles – 15,75 kWh/100 km
  • Highway efficiency: 121 MPGe – 27,86 kWh/100 miles – 17,31 kWh/100 km


The 2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric is not as efficient as the outgoing model and now the Tesla Model 3 is the most efficient electric car available.


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However, the new 2020 model gets a more powerful motor (100 vs 88 kW) and more range due to more battery capacity (38,3 vs 28 kWh). The on-board charger is now also more powerful (7,2 vs 6,6 kW). The biggest down side when compared to the outgoing model is the lower charging rates at DC fast chargers and it now takes 54 minutes instead of the previous 23 to fast charge 80 % of the battery.

The Hyundai IONIQ Electric always remind me of what a Toyota Prius EV would be if Toyota finally embraced electric cars and decided to launch it. A super efficient electric car that doesn’t need a big, heavy and expensive battery to have decent range.



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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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2 years ago

That DC charging differnce is a mjor setback (for informed people) IMHO… makes no sense at all for me in 2019/20. In long trips, the ioniq28 will reach quicker than a 38… OMG!!

I believe this was not well toughout… or hyundai simply believes clients won’t compare this…

2 years ago
Reply to  Fredd

Most chargers are at max 50kw where I live and in most of Europe as I know? To fill up 20 Kwh from a 10% soc takes about 25-30 min on both the 28 and the 38 ioniq. But it’s sad that they didn’t improve DC charging speed or att least kept it the same. But practically for most people its pretty much the same ioniq with an improvement in range and phone connectivity. So far Tesla model 3 is the only car that can do long trips regularly almost as smooth as an ice car.

2 years ago
Reply to  Linus

Linus: So you live in a part of Europe where there are no IONITY chargers? Yes, the 50 kW chargers are a lot more common, but according to ev-database.org does the old IONIQ charge with a max power of 49 kW and an average power of 46 kW at a 50 kW charger where as the new only reaches a max power of 40 kW and an average of 34 kW at a 50 kW charger.

2 years ago
Reply to  Linus

There is around 30 DC chargers where I live in Sweden and one is Ionity, but the Ionity charger is placed so I have to take big detour, so I will probably never use it. Once I am going on long trip the closest Ionity is 250 km away, so can’t reach with old and no point with new ioniq 🙁
Went to Bornholm a couple of weeks ago, no Ionity there. But chargers from Eon that where damn expensive, hade to pay 0,8 € for every Kwh on a slow charger, half the price to drive fossil 🙁

2 years ago

Linus can live in Portugal… Here in Portugal, besides SC network of Tesla and some pilot testing(?), all of chargers are only up-to 50kw… no ionity yet…

Here in public charging network, having a Leaf (if without rapidgate at the time ;)), an Etron or a Tesla is the same… you only get 50kw power (except in Tesla SC). Thank god Portugal only has >92km2 area…

2 years ago

Air-cooled battery only once again, I assume?