Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In range, MPG, CO2 & charging
|MPG||CO2||Electric range||Wallbox charge time|
|248mpg||26g/km||32 miles||2 hours|
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is fitted with a relatively small battery for an electric range of only about 30 miles. However, the electric motor is boosted by a 1.6-litre petrol engine. Together, they help the Ioniq return astonishing fuel economy and ultra-low CO2 emissions, at least on paper. Nevertheless, the Toyota Prius Plug-In does even better.
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In range, MPG & CO2 emissions
Officially, the Plug-In will return 248mpg, emits 26g/km of CO2 and will cover more than 600 miles per tank. However, to achieve those figures you’ll need to charge the battery every night and have a very light right foot – or keep the car in ‘EV’ mode, which prevents the petrol engine starting for up to 30 or so miles.
We’re not saying you’ll never get more than 200mpg out of it, but unless your commute is short and covers flat ground, you’ll be hard-pressed to do so; testing the (non-plug-in) Ioniq Hybrid, we could get only 47.9mpg, which isn’t bad for a regular petrol family car, but is nearly 10mpg worse than a Toyota Prius we also tested.
Charge your Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In using a conventional three-pin socket and it’ll take up to six hours to replenish the relatively small 8.9kWh battery. Use a 7kWh wallbox and the charge time comes down to a little over two hours.
The Ioniq uses a seven-pin Type 2 charger connection. As standard, the Plug-In Hybrid comes with an in-cable control box (ICCB) emergency three-pin connector cable for home charging.