Looking for a reliable hybrid that’s both stylish and sporty? You should head over to your local Hyundai dealer and ask to test-drive the 2019 Ionic – available as a hybrid, electric, and plug-in hybrid.
The Ioniq Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter direct-injected gasoline engine supplemented by a 32kW electric motor powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery positioned below the back seat. When the electric motor and gasoline engine are combined, they develop 139 horsepower.
The transmission on the hybrid Ioniq is a dual-clutch six-speed automatic, which helps deliver more pronounced acceleration than CVT alternatives.
The Ioniq Electric boasts 118 horsepower from its 88kW lithium-ion polymer battery, and an estimated driving range of 124 miles. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid has an electric range of 29 miles and promises 52 mpg in hybrid mode. The gasoline engine is a 1.6-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder with 104 horsepower, and the 44.5kW electric motor is good for about 60 horsepower. That’s a lot of numbers to digest, but the number that really matters is how many dollars you spend on fuel, which in the Ioniq won’t be many.
It takes about 8.5 hours to fully charge the battery in the Plug-In Hybrid using a 110-volt household system. That time is reduced to a little more than two hours using a 220-volt system. Using a 110-volt system for the Ioniq Electric is not recommended, and the 220v system will charge the vehicle in 4.5 hours. The Ioniq Electric can get about an 80 percent charge using a Level 3 charging system.
Source: Chicago Sun Times