Hyundai Ioniq Electric Sedan Showcased With 280 Km Range – 2019 BIMS

Hyundai Ioniq Electric 2019 BIMS

Hyundai Ioniq electric version uses a lithium-ion polymer battery to generate 280 km range; 0-80 per cent replenishing in just 23 minutes with fast charger

At last year’s Bangkok International Motor Show, Hyundai took everyone by storm by launching the electric version of the Ioniq. It became only the second all-electric model introduced in Thailand rivalling Soul EV from sister brand Kia. The model has been on display at the 40th edition of the motoring show this year as well.

In Thailand, the Ioniq, which can be had in three different powertrain options due to its versatile platform in select markets, is retailed with a warranty of 3 years or 1 lakh km (whichever comes first). On the 28 kWh higher Li-ion battery capacity, the warranty increases to 8 years with unlimited distance.

The Ioniq Electric offers a roomier cabin, let’s say like a Hyundai Elantra, courtesy of the 2,700 mm long wheelbase and based on the NEDC cycle, it gives out a maximum range of 280 km on a single charge with consumption of power standing at just 11.5 kWh/100 km. The electric motor produces a peak torque of close to 300 Nm while developing 120 PS power.


The motor output is transferred via single-speed reducer transmission and the Ioniq Electric is claimed capable of accelerating to a top speed of 165 kmph. The EV can do 0-100 kmph in just under 10 seconds. The Li-ion polymer battery can be recharged up to 80 per cent in just 23 minutes using a 100 kW DC fast charger.

The painstaking standard home socket consumes up to 12 hours. However, using an installed wallbox of 6.6 kW, the time can be significantly reduced to just 4 hours and 25 minutes. The driving modes can be switched via shift-by-wire system and the cabin possesses features like Qi wireless charging and powered driver seat.

The five-seater is available with an array of safety features like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA).