The Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback: The Complete Guide For Ireland

Hyundai IONIQ Electric plug in hybrid
Price: N/A
Type of electric vehicle: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Body type: Hatchback
Battery size: 8.9 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 50 km
Tailpipe emissions: 26 g (CO2/km)


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The Hyundai IONIQ PHEV Hatchback


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, is the first model to be offered as a hybrid (HEV), a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and a battery-electric vehicle (BEV). All three powertrains are offered within one body type. The variants made their debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. However, the IONIQ Hybrid made its debut in South Korea in January 2016.

Though the Hyundai IONIQ plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ends production in 2022, it will still be available for those keen on buying a used electric car. The Hyundai PHEV has much to offer those seeking a lower price entry into electric driving. The electric vehicle (EV) is a relatively affordable family electric car, compared to other PHEVs on the market.

In terms of practicality, the IONIQ PHEV comfortably seats five adults (front and rear) and offers decent boot space (341 L). The interior quality is in line with the affordable price tag. Having said that, the standard level of specifications and technology is good. The EV is easy to drive, though the performance will not set the heart racing, it is certainly adequate for its segment and price point. The front-wheel drive IONIQ PHEV can achieve 0-100 km/h in 10.6 seconds, and also benefits from instant torque. The hybrid drivetrain delivers a maximum power of 105 PS (torque 147 Nm).

Given the WLTP certified emission-free range is 50 km, and most commutes are short, there is much scope for taking advantage of electric driving to save money. The PHEV has a 8.9 kWh onboard EV battery, which is reasonably standard for a PHEV of this generation. However, expect the real-world electric range to be closer to 45 km. The EV range is impacted by a number of factors, to include, driving profile, speed, load, regenerative braking, road condition, weather and a lot more. In any case, driving on e-mode can be as low as 5 cents per mile, far cheaper than using petrol or diesel!

Taking advantage of the EV range will also require inculcating a habit of charging the EV on a regular basis, which again is as easy as charging a smart phone. We at e-zoomed recommend the use of a dedicated EV charging station, like easee to charge the EV. We do not encourage the use of a domestic 3-PIN plug. Charging the EV using a single-phase EV charger will take up to two hours. Of course, if you top-up on a regular basis, the charging time will be faster.

The IONIQ plug-in hybrid pairs a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor, powered by an onboard EV battery. The automotive manufacturer claims a fuel economy up to 1,1 l/100 km for the electric vehicle (EV). Of course the real-world fuel economy will depend on a number of factors, but none as influential as using the e-mode. Bottom-line, to increase the fuel economy of the vehicle and lower the driving costs, the PHEV should be driven as much as possible on the electric mode.

In terms of reliability, Hyundai has a good reputation and moreover offers a 8 years or 150,000 km for the EV battery. The EV has been awarded a Five-Star NCAP Safety Rating. We at e-zoomed would encourage those seeking to buy a used electric car to take appropriate steps for the inspection of the EV and in particular, the onboard EV battery.


PROS CONS
An affordable family electric hatchbackOn board charger limited to 3.3 kW
Spacious interiorsSmaller electric range compared to other alternatives
Easy to driveNot the most exciting exterior design or drive

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The Hyundai IONIQ PHEV Hatchback (credit: Hyundai)


At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Engine:Petrol/ Electric
Available In Ireland:No

Variants (1 Option)
Plug- In Hybrid

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 8.9 kWh
Charging:On board charger: 3.3 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:26 g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 150,000 km

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 8.8 kWh€ 2.10
Battery net capacity : 11.6 kWh€ 2.78
Battery net capacity : 12.0 kWh€ 2.87
Battery net capacity : 13.10 kWh€ 3.14
Battery net capacity : 14.10 kWh€ 3.37
  • 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)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions
Height (mm):1450
Width (mm):1820
Length (mm):4470
Wheelbase (mm):2700
Turning Circle (m):10.6
Boot Space (L):341

Plug-in hybrid
EV Battery Capacity:8.9 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):50 km
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):N/A
Fuel Consumption (l/100 km):1,1
Charging:On board charger: 3.3 kW AC
Top Speed:N/A
0-100 km/h:10.6 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):N/A
Max Power (PS):105
Torque (Nm):147
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,495 – 1551
Colours:9
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

Ireland: EV Market Overview


As is the case in a number of global markets, to include the European Union and the United Kingdom, the sale of electric cars in Ireland is also fast gaining momentum. In fact, in January 2022, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), accounted for 21% of all new cars licensed in Ireland. Put another way, more than a fifth of the cars bought in Ireland were either pure electric or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

It is also worth nothing the continued decline in the sale of diesel vehicles in Ireland, as families and businesses migrate to lower tailpipe emission electric vehicles (EVs). Diesel market share has declined from 34.2% in early 2021 to 19.7% in early 2022. We can expect this trend to continue for the forseeable future.

The government has set a target of 936,000 electric vehicles by 2030, with 845,000 to be private passenger cars. This will be approximately a third of the vehicles on roads in Ireland (currently there are 2.8 million vehicles on the road). Like many other governments, Ireland is committed to ending the sale of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars by 2030.

The government is committed to the rapid adoption of electric cars in the country. The Department of Transport has committed €100 million for EV subsidies in 2022 (almost double the commitment in 2021). The grant for private electric vehicles is up to €5,000 on qualifying battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), do not qualify for the electric vehicle grant.


Ireland: Top Electric Cars


Top Electric Cars Type Of EV
Tesla Model 3Battery-electric vehicle (BEV)
Volkswagen ID.3Battery-electric vehicle (BEV)
Nissan LeafBattery-electric vehicle (BEV)
Renault ZoeBattery-electric vehicle (BEV)
Volkswagen ID.4Battery-electric vehicle (BEV)
Hyundai IONIQ 5Battery-electric vehicle (BEV)
Kia e-NiroBattery-electric vehicle (BEV)
Kia EV6Battery-electric vehicle (BEV)

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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 the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar 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 AMIH, 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 is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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