Electric version of Hyundai's family hatch is just as convincing as a Leaf
While some car makers have put all their eggs in one basket by choosing either hybrid, plug-in or EV options for their low-emissions models, Hyundai has gone for a three-pronged approach with the Ioniq. It's available as a petrol-electric hybrid, a plug-in with extra range or the pure EV here.
The latter is the last of the three to appear in showrooms, and it has the potential to steal sales off the established Leaf. It's bigger than the Nissan, so there's more space inside, while the big battery gives the Ioniq EV a claimed range of over 170 miles.
Power comes from a 118bhp electric motor, making it the least powerful of the three Ioniqs, but with instant torque from a standstill, it's the fastest to accelerate, although a 0-62mph time just under 10 seconds is hardly Tesla-esque.
Where the Ioniq excels is with its comfort. It's quiet and refined, and is a perfect cruiser around town with plenty of standard kit on board, and it should be on the shortlist of any EV buyer.
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