Discussion in 'Hybrid, PHEV & EV Electric Cars Forum' started by LV426, Nov 23, 2017.
...now to see how we get along with it.
Is this your first delve into EV’s?...what made you get the Hyundai?
Hope you enjoy it as much as we are in our Leaf...let us know how you get on
Nice in white
Which trim did you go for and do you have a charge point fitted?
Enjoy your new toy, please ask if you want to know anything without reading the manual.
First EV, yes. Was sold on the idea having driven one of these for an hour or two for lots of reasons including the driving experience.
This model because
- unlike just about every other smallish EV, it does not scream out from the outside look at me I'm an EV/Hybrid/Weird thing.
- it's actually a very good sized car - feels spacious inside; will have room for bicycles etc.
White (a) looks best IMO and (b) is the only colour that doesn't cost extra. Win-win.
7kw Pod-point fitted for free - yes
And it's the Premium SE with leather and a few extra bells and whistles.
Very Nice, Enjoy!!
Looks good. In other words looks like any other good car, but it's an EV.
As IG says: very nice, enjoy
This is an interesting photo:
As it seems to show a front and rear charging port, something they seem to have dropped when it went into production.
This is an interesting article on the Hyundai Ioniq and it's recent:
Car Review: Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Highlights both positive and negative issues.
I believe it's for other territories - those with 110v mains - where the car has different inlets for the domestic outlet trickle charger (110v - at the front; I suspect there is an upconverter under the bonnet) and for the higher voltages supplied by 7kw/240v fast charger and rapids. Whereas Europe's mains is the same as Fast - 220/240v - so uses the same inlet on the car.
"Ioniq doesn’t yet feature the CHAdeMO system of ultra-fast charging, so you either plug it into the domestic mains or, more likely, a “Type 2” charging unit that runs about twice as fast"
Carefully omitted from this little bit of badly researched press "drivel": Instead, it has the CCS system which DOES offer 50kw charging from 0-80% in about 30 minutes.
I did think that odd as I know both Gordon and Stuart have described fast charging their vehicles.
Interesting, thanks. Having the "in bonnet" charging point on the Leaf is a major pain for us as it means we have to drive in forwards as the pod point cable won't reach to the front if parked bum end in. And even if we got an extension, the bonnet is just on our drive next to the pavement, which I wouldn't be keen on.
Definitely has CCS rapid charge, interestingly most Ecotricity motorway service CCS come out around 43Kw in real terms. Really slows down after 30 mins, but their 45 minute sessions give just over 25KW for £7.25 (£3 is the flat rate connection cost and 17p KWh). That's between 100 & 120 miles in real terms.
Just make sure to have the app on your phone. Annoying it always asks for the 3 digit CVV code from back of payment card every time, a bit of a pain but hey ho.
Have you tried the flappy paddles yet?
Sadly your find the majority of the motoring press have little or no interest in reporting EVs accurately, but aftet a while you learn not to take any notice.
Enjoy the car .
I think you'll find they have problems reporting anything accurately.
Nice looking car, had a couple pull up in one while I was on an Ultracharger at Warwick yesterday, they were really liking it having come from a leaf. The extra range was a breath of fresh air for them
Its a shame the battery production seems to have slowed down deliveries so much, if they had been able to get them out of the door quicker there would have been a lot more buyers. Were you on the waiting list for a long while ?
Really I love the front charging, it was one of the bugbears of my i3, having the charge point on the side caused a lot of issues as when parked at roadside chargers the side port stuck out into the road and I was always worried in London a numpty driver or cyclist was going to knock it off as they went by, the front charger point seems safer.
Cant see the charge socket but its open and sticking out into the live lane
With the Front Socket its safe in the bay
Ordered it in April.
Thats not bad at all really, some of the later horror stories have been over 12 months. Well worth the wait seems like a cracking car, and those I have spoken to about it have all praised it really highly, Hope you enjoy it.
Make use of some of those free rapid chargers around you to reduce the charging costs.
Our problem is that if you drive in forwards at home you have to stick the bum of the car out into the road when reversing out before you can see whether it's clear. And as I said, if parked facing the road we'd have to add an extension lead to the pod point. And that would be added faff. Anyway, this is an Ioniq thread and I don't want to have to tell myself off for going off topic Hats off to Hyundai for putting it on the passenger side
Agreed the Passenger Side position is MUCH more sensible for the UK I suppose as a lot of the Ioniq target market is RHD it makes sense. (One on both sides would be ideal but would push up costs)
And @LV426 I must admit to a kick of jealousy the ioniq was at the top of my shopping list when upgrading but with local dealers not even having a sample or the chance of a test drive I was forced away. Well done on sticking with it
I went to two local dealers and had one short escorted drive and one longer unaccompanied drive, both in the slightly lower specced version. Didn't buy from either....it was ordered online at £1945 below list (no haggling, that's just The Price) after offering the second dealer the option and them flatly refusing to come close. I'd buy that way again in a heartbeat.
Oh, and a combination of Distance Selling Regs and the dealer's t&c give me 2 weeks to change my mind and cancel. Not that I'm planning to do so.
Can I ask where you went online? Test drove one today and was impressed at my first go in an EV
REALLY nice drive, isn't it?
The higher spec one is presently £25,250.
Yes it was... many thanks. My local dealer has 2 premium SE’s in stock and if I want to order it will be about 2 months apparently... which is fine. I also want to see what the new leaf is like as it is supposed to have 200 mile range? I do 40 mile round trip every day to work so the more the better! Not sure when the leaf will be available so will be calling them today.
The ioniq drove really well and hand plenty of go for normal driving and I’m coming from a Jag XF.
New Leaf wouldn't be 200 miles, its essentially a heavily face lifted version of the current Leaf but with a bigger battery. Current real life estimates are around 150 miles of range in summer, and less in winter.
The Ionqi EV is simply better designed than the Leaf, mainly due to the fact the Leaf is a compromised design between production cost versus EV design. If you park a Leaf next to a Note the similarities are really striking. This is why the Leaf is amazingly not much more efficient than our Tesla at M-way speeds or in winter, despite been ALOT slower/smaller, and running 15inch 205 section wheels/tyres versus the 255/20inch setup on the Tesla.
If your getting similar costs the Ionqi EV is a better EV than the new Leaf. It delivers much better efficiency than the Leaf at M-way speeds/cold weather, which is when rang really matters.
Thanks, that’s very interesting
Can I ask owners of the Ioniq a few questions?
1. How much does it cost per charge: at home, and out and about (fast charge) to fill car from empty
2. How many miles (normal driving - mainly A roads for me) would you get from a full charge.
3. What are servicing costs & intervals with Hyundai?
I’ve already worked out I would save £260 a year on insurance and £135 a year on tax compared to my current car.
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