Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In range, MPG, CO2 & charging
Officially, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In will cover an astounding distance per gallon of fuel. Just make sure you keep the batteries charged
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The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In has a relatively small battery for an electric range of only about 30 miles. However, that motor is boosted by a 1.6-litre petrol engine. Together, they help the Ioniq return astonishing fuel economy and ultra-low CO2 emissions – better than what the Toyota Prius Plug-In does.
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In range, MPG & CO2 emissions
Officially, the Ioniq Plug-In will return 257mpg, emits 26g/km of CO2 and will cover more than 600 miles per tank of fuel. 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.
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 charger and the time comes down to a little over two hours.
The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid comes with both a Type 2 charging cable for use with a wallbox or public charging points, and a three-pin cable for plugging into a domestic socket. That's more than can be said for plug-in hybrids from more prestigious brands, which often charge an extra £50 or so for the Type 2 cable.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In offers excellent fuel economy and a refined powertrain, and thanks to an update in 2020, it's also more economical and cheaper than its Prius Plug-In rival
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & charging - currently readingOfficially, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In will cover an astounding distance per gallon of fuel. Just make sure you keep the batteries charged
- 3Running costsFollowing its late 2019 update, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In is both cheaper to buy and cheaper to run than a Toyota Prius Plug-In
- 4Engines, drive & performanceYou can make fairly rapid progress in the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In – once the gearbox has decided what it wants to do
- 5Interior & comfortThere are lots of goodies as standard on the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In, although some of the interior materials look and feel cheap
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThere’s plenty of room for people and luggage in the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In, despite the batteries and motors taking up space
- 7Reliability & safetyAn impressive crash-test safety rating and a good warranty give peace of mind to Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In owners
- 8Owner reviewLondoner Keith Ware shares his ownership experience of the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid