Hyundai has just released the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. They kindly flew Nathan out to not-so-sunny central California to test drive the new car and give us his full impressions on the vehicle.
As this is an electric vehicle, there is an electric motor situated where one might expect to find an internal combustion engine. This motor in particular makes 118 horsepower, which powers the front wheels. Since this is an EV, there is actually no gearbox. Hyundai have fitted this car with a 28 kilowatt hour battery, outputting 88kW of power, which affords the Ioniq a 124 mile range.
Nathan likes the way the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric drives. Being an EV the car has a very linear and torque-filled power delivery. This means spirited acceleration and very consistent pull from zero all the way up to the car’s reported top speed of 103 MPH.
Perhaps what is most intriguing about the Ioniq is the $29,500 base MSRP. This car offers great value for money, especially considering that this price does not include the various federal and state rebates available to buyers of electric vehicles.
To see what else Nathan makes of the car, and to get his full driving impressions, be sure to watch the whole video!