Hyundai electric vehicle models & chargers

What drivers should know about Hyundai's electric lineup

Currently, Hyundai offers a choice of five electric models. The selection includes the Kona Electric, Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 in addition to the Santa Fe and Tucson plug-in hybrids.

 

However, that’s only the beginning of Hyundai’s shift to EVs and plug-in hybrids. The company is investing more than $87 billion to produce 23 EV and six plug-in hybrid models globally by 2025. By that time, Hyundai plans to sell more than a half million EVs a year. Some of its electric models will be badged as Kia and Genesis vehicles.

 

Hyundai’s vision for an electric transportation future includes hydrogen fuel cells, autonomous vehicles, shared electric scooters, and even flying electric taxis.

Hyundai electric vehicle lineup

Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona Electric, a small crossover, provides 260 miles of driving range on a single charge. That puts the Kona Electric alongside the Chevy Bolt as one of the most affordable and longest range EVs.

 

Its 19.2 cubic feet of cargo space also makes it a practical daily commuter. The Kona EV puts a single 201-horsepower electric motor on the front wheels to grant brisk acceleration and a top speed of 104 miles per hour.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s first all-electric model built on an EV-specific platform, sharing its 800-volt capable E-GMP architecture with its Kia EV6 cousin. This compact electric crossover with the silhouette of a hatchback brings Hyundai’s most advanced technology including 350 kW DC fast charging, vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability and a striking design inspired by the 1975 Hyundai Pony. Some of the Ioniq 5’s hallmark features include a cargo capacity of 18.8 cubic feet and a slide front center console that allows for increased capability within its interior. 

Hyundai Ioniq 6

Hyundai’s first electric sedan, the Ioniq 6, is an EV hypermiler that continues Hyundai EV’s striking design and advanced technology. Utilizing the same E-GMP EV-dedicated platform used throughout the Hyundai Group, the Ioniq 6 utilizes the same batteries in the Ioniq 5 for extended range, allowing for a range up to 361 EPA-rated miles in its most efficient trim. Whether interested in the most affordable price or the longest possible range, the Ioniq 6 has a lot to offer as one of the few mid-sized EV sedans on the market today.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

The precursor to the modern lineup of the Ioniq sub-brand, the Ioniq Electric originally came with a 28 kWh battery powering the front wheels good for 124 EPA-certified miles. With its 2020 refresh, the ultra-efficient hatchback adopted a larger 38.3 kWh battery that brought a much-needed range increase of 170 miles. At its time of launch, the Ioniq Electric was one of the most efficient EVs on the market, achieving 133 MPGe, similar to the Tesla Model 3. It held its efficiency status until the end of production in 2022.

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Charging Hyundai electric vehicles

Hyundai’s electric vehicles are equipped with an 11 kW onboard charger. When using high-powered fast charging stations like the JuiceBox, drivers can add about 25 to 40 miles of range per hour. A charge from empty to full in the Kona Electric takes about 6.5 hours, while a full charge of the Ioniq 5 Extended Range needs around 7 hours.

 

When using a public DC fast charger, it takes less than an hour to charge every EV from the Kona to the E-GMP-based Ioniq-models from empty to an 80% state of charge. That’s based on drivers accessing a public charger capable of their respective max charging rates. With 800-volt capability allowing their E-GMP-based models to charge at up to 350 kW, future Hyundai EVs will be able to reach 80% in 18 minutes.

 

The entire line of JuiceBox home chargers works well with Hyundai electric models. With each new generation of EVs, onboard chargers get faster charging time. Battery packs are also getting larger to provide more range. Buying a JuiceBox 40 or JuiceBox 48 will futureproof your home charging for a wide range of EVs for many years to come.

Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 48
All electric range
2016-2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
6.6 kW
28 kWh
20 hours
4.5 hours
124 miles
2019-2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
7.2 kW
38.3 kWh
24 hours
4.8 hours
170 miles
2019-2023 Hyundai Kona Electric
7.2 kW
64 kWh
44 hours
8.9 hours
258 miles
2021-Present Hyundai Ioniq 5 Standard Range
11 kW
58 kWh
38 hours
4.9 hours
220 miles
2021-Present Hyundai Ioniq 5 Extended Range
11 kW
77.4 kWh
51 hours
6.75 hours
260-330 miles
2023-Present Hyundai Ioniq 6 Standard Range
11 kW
58 kWh
38 hours
4.9 hours
240 miles
2023-Present Hyundai Ioniq 6 Extended Range
11 kW
77.4 kWh
51 hours
6.75 hours
270-361 miles
2024 Hyundai Kona Electric Standard Range
11 kW
48.6 kWh
34 hours
4.4 hours
200 miles
2024 Hyundai Kona Electric Extended Range
11 kW
64.8 kWh
45 hours
5.9 hours
260 miles

Hyundai plug-in hybrid models

Hyundai Sonata

From late 2015 through early 2020, Hyundai offered a plug-in hybrid version of its popular Sonata mid-size sedan. Its 9.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack provides 28 miles of all-electric range, more than enough for a typical commute. That decent range in a sizable family sedan—plus its four-door, fastback style—is a compelling combination.

 

Unfortunately, Hyundai decided not to update the latest Sonata with a plug-in hybrid option, instead focusing on future pure electric models.

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in

Launched alongside its electric and hybrid variants in 2017, the Ioniq Plug-in came with an 8.9 kWh battery and 1.6 litre inline-four engine, the plug-in hybrid was one of the most efficient vehicles in its class, achieving an all electric range of 29 miles and 119 MPGe  for a total range of 601 miles in hybrid mode. Like the rest of the Ioniq triplets, it was discontinued in 2022 to make way for the next generation of Ioniq EVs. 

Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid

Hyundai’s first electrified crossover, the Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid combines the Korean brand's 1.6 liter Gamma inline-four and 13.8 kWh battery pack for 261 horsepower and standard all-wheel drive. The efficient battery pack allows for 31 miles of all electric range. Those 31 miles can be replenished quickly with the included 7.2 kW Level 2 charging port.

Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid

Building off the successful formula of the Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid puts the 1.6 liter inline-four and 13.8 kWh battery pack into their popular-compact crossover. Smaller than the Santa Fe, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid can achieve 33 miles of all electric range and the same 7.2 kW Level 2 charging. 

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Charging Hyundai plug-in hybrids

DC fast charging is not often essential for plug-in hybrids, which have a smaller battery pack. Hyundai plug-in hybrids have increased their charging speeds since the early days of the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, taking advantage of faster 7.2 kW charging speeds to reduce charging speeds down to 2 hours, even with successively larger battery packs.
Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 32
All electric range
2015-2020 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in
3.3 kW
9.8 kWh
6.75 hours
2.75 hours
28 hours
2016-2022 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in
3.3 kW
8.9 kWh
5 hours
2.2 hours
29 hours
2021-Present Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid
7.2 kW
13.8 kWh
8 hours
2 hours
31 hours
2022-Present Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid
7.2 kW
13.8 kWh
8 hours
2 hours
33 hours

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