Charging the Hyundai Ioniq 5

What drivers need to know about the Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 5, a battery-powered compact crossover SUV, is a close relative of the Kia EV6. It offers a relatively low price point for the SEL model, $45,900—which is reduced by $7,500 thanks to a federal income tax credit. The Ioniq 5 comes with up to 303 miles on a single charge. A standard SE model with less range will start at $40,925, but it’s not expected to debut from Hyundai Motor Group until mid-2022.


The compact crossover market is the most crowded segment of electric vehicles. Available models include the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Volkswagen I.D.4, and the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Luxury EVs like the Tesla Model Y is offered at a higher price point. Hyundai also offers a second, smaller electric crossover, the Kona Electric, starting at $35,245.


The Ioniq 5 with rear-wheel drive has a combined EPA rating of 114 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) and 98 MPGe with all-wheel drive (AWD). The $50,600 Limited model has the same range as the SEL but adds such amenities as a full-length “vision roof,” premium head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, and parking assistance. Buyers can upgrade any of the Ioniq 5 trims to AWD.


The standard Ioniq 5 battery (58 kWh), paired to a single rear battery, offers 168 horsepower. With the longer-range 77.4 kWh battery and rear drive, the car provides an impressive 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Add a second motor and the AWD Ioniq 5 jumps to an exciting 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet. Moreover, the two-motor version can reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, compared to 7.4 in the one-motor iteration. All versions of the Ioniq 5 are rated to tow 2,000 pounds and reach a top speed of 115 miles per hour.


The Ioniq 5’s bright and airy interior features an EV advantage and a completely flat floor. Additionally, a large central console slides back and forth, and the front seats recline with footrests. There is a pair of 12.3-inch screens, with the digital dashboard on the left and infotainment/climate on the right).

Charging the Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 has 220 miles of range with the standard 58 kWh battery. The 77.4 kWh battery in the upper trims offers 256 miles (AWD) and 303 miles (RWD).


With the 11-kilowatt onboard charger, owners can recharge the Ioniq 5 from home in less than seven hours. Actual average recharge times will probably be less because most owners will not fully deplete their batteries in a day of driving. Owners will want to install a 48-amp home EV charging station with a standard J1772 plug for best results. According to the Department of Energy, more than 80 percent of EV charging happens at home.


The Ioniq 5 supports 400- and 800-volt charging. According to Hyundai, “The platform offers 800-volt charging capability as standard and can accommodate 400-volt charging without the need for additional components or adapters.” The company says that its multi-charging system is the world’s first patented technology to boost 400 volts to 800 volts.


The Ioniq 5 comes with two years of free 30-minute charging sessions (from the date of purchase) at Electrify America stations.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 charging times & range

Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 48
All electric range
2022-Present Hyundai Ioniq 5 Standard Range
11 kW
58 kWh
60 hours (2.5 days)
6 hours
256 miles
2022-Present Hyundai Ioniq 5 Extended Range
11 kW
77.4 kWh
70 hours (~3 days)
7 hours
303 miles

DC fast charging: CCS combo

The Ioniq 5’s larger-sized 77.4 kWh battery pack can go from a 10- to 80-percent charge in 18 minutes from a 350 kilowatt DC source with the SAE Combined Charging Connector (CCS). This ultra-fast charger adds about 68 miles of range in five minutes.


Using the more common 50-kW charger takes about 45 minutes to go from 10 to 80-percent state of charge. Nearly 20 miles of range get added in about five minutes using a 50-kilowatt fast charger.


The Ioniq 5 supports bi-directional charging via an adapter plug used in the external charging port. Devices of up to 3.6 kW can be powered even when the Ioniq is turned off.


Opportunities to charge at 800 volts are still rare, but the car is ready to take advantage of that faster rate when those ultra-fast charging stations become more widely available. The expensive Porsche Taycan is one of the few other cars with an 800-volt capacity.

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