The All-Electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 SUV: The Complete Guide For Ireland

Hyundai IONIQ 5
Price: From € 39,995
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 58 kWh/ 77 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 384 - 507 km
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

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The Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electric SUV

The Hyundai Motor Company, is a South Korean automotive manufacturer with a strong global presence (up to 200 countries). The company also has a stake in another leading South Korean automotive company, Kia Corporation. Hyundai has an annual production capacity of over 1.6 million units.

Hyundai commenced developing alternative fuel vehicles in 1988. The first pure electric car was developed by the company in 1991 (Sonata EV). The automotive manufacturer commenced producing hybrid electric vehicles in 2008. The company currently has two battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and also has two plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs):

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is a compact SUV, revealed globally in February 2021. It is being marketed and sold under the Hyundai dedicated EV sub brand ‘IONIQ’. It is the first electric vehicle to be built on the dedicated Hyundai electric vehicle platform, the Hyundai- Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This EV platform allows the, IONIQ 5 to have a wheelbase of 3 metres and a fully flat interior floor, resulting in an increased interior space.

The compact pure electric IONIQ 5 SUV has much to offer families seeking to migrate to zero-emission electric driving. The e-SUV has a practical range to offer for both city and motorway driving. The IONIQ 5 offers two EV battery sizes: 58 kWh and 77 kWh. Both are decent EV battery sizes.

For the 58 kWh EV battery, the manufacturer claims an electric range up to 384 km (WLTP), while for the 77 kWh, the claimed EV range is up to 507 km (WLTP). Even adjusting for real-world driving conditions, both battery sizes offer a useful range.

The IONIQ 5 EV offers ultra-fast DC charging up to 350 kW as standard for all variants. The EV can be charged up to 80% between 18 – 36 minutes at 350 kW and can be charged between 43 – 62 minutes at 50 kW DC. Of course, the key is finding a 350 kW public charging station. Hyundai incorporates a 10.5 kW AC (3-phase) onboard charger as standard.

For those of you with access to three-phase power supply at home and work, the 58 kWh can be fully charged in 5 hours, while the 77 kWh can be fully charged in 7 hours and 20 minutes. Single-phase EV charging will take longer and we at e-zoomed discourage the use of a 3-PIN domestic plug for charging an electric car.

We also recommend a ‘topping up’ approach to EV charging. This way, charging times are shorter and the regular charging of the EV battery is beneficial for the long-term maintenance of the EV battery. Hyundai offers a warranty up to 8 years or 160,000 km.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is available as a rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive. The AWD option is only available for the larger EV battery variant. The 58 kWh 170 PS 2WD variant can achieve 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds (max power: 170 PS), while the 77 kWh 228 PS 2WD can achieve 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds (max power: 228 PS).

The top of the range 77 kWh 325 PS AWD can achieve 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds (max power: 325 PS). The top speed of the electric vehicle (EV) is 185 km/h. The EV is equipped with two paddle shifters to enable a choice of 4 levels of regenerative braking profiles.

The exterior styling of the IONIQ 5 is modern, minimalist and elegant. This also extends to the inside cabin. The EV also includes two reclining seats, for those keen on resting while the EV is charging. The EV is technology-filled, to include: 12.3” infotainment screen, 12.3” cluster, head-up display, Hyundai SmartSense advance driver assistance systems, digital side mirror and more.

The EV also incorporates Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) that enables the charging of electric devices using the onboard EV battery. The electric car has a 3-PIN socket that allows charging of electronic items while stationary or driving. Electric devices that can be powered by the EV include: e-bike, e-scooter, laptop, kettle, microwave oven, mini-fridge, blender etc. In terms of practicality, the boot space is up to 527 L.

Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet!

Available in two EV battery sizesTop of the line variant is expensive
350 kW DC charging as standardLack of a rear wiper
10.5 kW AC (3-phase onboard charger as standard)AWD not standard on all models


The Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electric SUV (credit: Hyundai)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV (Compact)
Available In Ireland:Yes

Variants (2 Options)
Hyundai IONIQ 5 (from € 39,995): 58 kW
Hyundai IONIQ 5 (from € 48,495): 77 kW

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes: 58 kWh/ 77 kWh
Charging:350 kW DC Rapid Charging. Onboard charger: 10.5 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 160,000 km

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity: 16.7 kWh€ 4.00
Battery net capacity: 30.0 kWh€ 7.19
Battery net capacity: 39.2 kWh€ 9.39
Battery net capacity: 45.0 kWh€ 10.78
Battery net capacity: 50.0 kWh€ 11.98
Battery net capacity: 64.0 kWh€ 15.34
Battery net capacity: 71.0 kWh€ 17.01
Battery net capacity: 77.0 kWh€ 18.45
Battery net capacity: 90.0 kWh€ 21.57
Battery net capacity: 100.0 kWh€ 23.97
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in Ireland varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for Ireland is 23.97 cents/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Height (mm):1605
Width (mm):2152
Length (mm):4635
Wheelbase (mm):3000
Turning Circle (m):11.98
Boot Capacity (L):527

58 kWh 170 PS 2WD
EV Battery Capacity:58 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):384 km
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):16.7
Charging:350 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 18 mins). 50 kW DC charger (10%-80%: 43 mins). Onboard charger: 10.5 kW AC (0%-100%: 5 hrs)
Top Speed:185 km/h
0-100 km/h:8.5 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):125
Max Power (PS):170
Torque (Nm):350
Kerb Weight (kg):1,830 – 1,910
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

77 kWh 228 PS 2WD
EV Battery Capacity:77 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):507 km
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):17
Charging:350 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 36 mins). 50 kW DC charger (10%-80%: 62 mins). Onboard charger: 10.5 kW AC (0%-100%: 7 hrs 20 mins)
Top Speed:185 km/h
0-100 km/h:7.3 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):167.7
Max Power (PS):228
Torque (Nm):350
Kerb Weight (kg):1,910 – 1,990
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

77 kWh 325 PS AWD
EV Battery Capacity:77 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):454 km
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):17.9
Charging:350 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 36 mins). 50 kW DC charger (10%-80%: 62 mins). Onboard charger: 10.5 kW AC (0%-100%: 7 hrs 20 mins)
Top Speed:185 km/h
0-100 km/h:5.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):239
Max Power (PS):325
Torque (Nm):605
Kerb Weight (kg):2,020 – 2,100
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

Air Quality: An Overview

If there is one common theme that unites many of us, it is the concern over worsening air quality in our villages, towns and cities. This concern is not unique to Ireland, but a narrative that is now firmly centre stage globally. The detrimental health consequences of higher pollution, in particular, on the vulnerable, like children and the elderly is significant, and well documented.

According to the WHO (World Health Organisation), the PM2.5 concentration in Ireland is currently 1.6 times higher than the WHO annual air quality guideline value. WHO has described air pollution as the ‘single biggest environmental health risk’, leading to an increase in the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory diseases.

Electric vehicles and in particular, zero-tailpipe emission EVs, also known as battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), help improve local air quality i.e. a pure electric car does not have a tailpipe/ exhaust, hence, zero-tailpipe emissions! Without an iota of doubt, all types of EVs, to include, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are better for improving air quality, compared to conventional petrol and diesel vehicles. We encourage all drivers in Ireland to migrate to lower emission electric driving.

Type Of Pollutants
Particulate matter (PM or PM 2.5)
Ammonia (NH3)
Nitrogen Oxide (NOx)
Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)
Non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCS)

Primary Sources Of Pollutants
Road transportation
Industrial processes
Farming and agricultural processes
Waste industry
Energy generation
Domestic burning
Other forms of transportation, such as aviation, shipping and railroads

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include, the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising large-scale industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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