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Hyundai Ioniq 6 review: range, battery & charging

The Ioniq 6 may not quite have as long legs as some of its rivals, but it still offers plenty of range and fast charging

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

4.0 out of 5

ModelRangeBattery sizeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
Single motor338 miles77.4kWh10hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)18mins (10-80%, 220kW)
Dual-motor322 miles77.4kWh10hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)18mins (10-80%, 220kW)

To put it bluntly, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 has tough competition when it comes to outright range; thanks to an update in 2023, the Polestar 2 is now able to return around 400 miles on a single charge, with the upcoming Volkswagen ID.7 set to go even further. While it can’t quite keep up with the latest rivals, the Ioniq 6 still offers more than enough range for most buyers, plus ultra-fast charging for when the battery gets low.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 range

No matter whether you go for the single or dual-motor powertrain, all Ioniq 6s come equipped with a 77.4kWh battery pack. This is enough for up to 338 miles on a single charge in the rear-wheel-drive single motor car and a slightly reduced 322-mile range in the four-wheel-drive dual-motor Ioniq 6.

Charge time

What truly sets the Ioniq 6 apart from some other electric cars is its charging capabilities; every Hyundai Ioniq 6 comes as standard with 220kW DC ultra-rapid charging. If you manage to find a 350kW charger – these are relatively few and far between at the moment – it’s possible to top up the Ioniq 6 from 10-80% in as little as 18 minutes. More common are 100kW rapid chargers that’ll do the same in roughly 45 minutes.

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Most of the time you’ll likely be plugging in at home using a 7.4kW wallbox – this will fully charge the Ioniq 6 in around 10 and-a-half hours. A three-pin plug can be used as a last resort, although expect a full charge to take more than a day.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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