When it comes to electric cars, one of the main concerns for many drivers is range anxiety – the worry that you won’t be able to make it to your destination before running out of charge. Well, the upcoming 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 sure wants to make range anxiety a thing of the past. Indeed, Hyundai just announced that this car will have a WLTP-rated range of 614 km, making it one of the most energy-efficient mainstream EVs today.
The IONIQ 6’s impressive range is thanks to Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP architecture and the car’s ultra-low aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.21. The E-GMP platform has been specifically designed for electric vehicles and enables fast charging and high efficiency.
Indeed, Hyundai’s new electric vehicle will be one of the most energy-efficient cars on the market when it comes out in 2023. With its drag coefficient of 0.21, the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6’s coefficient becomes the lowest in Hyundai’s lineup and among the lowest in the business. The IONIQ 6 also has a WLTP-rated energy consumption of 13.9 kWh/100 km. To recharge, the IONIQ 6 only needs 18 minutes to go from 10% to 80% with a 350-kW direct current fast charger.
The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 is a sleek, streamlined car that has better aerodynamic performance than most other cars on the road. This is thanks to its active air flap, wheel air curtains, integrated rear spoiler, and wheel gap reducers. The latter is a Hyundai invention that helps to minimize the empty space between the front bumper and tires, thereby improving aerodynamic performance.
“We put every effort into designing the most efficient car in the EV segment,” said Byung Hoon Min, Head of Total Vehicle Performance Development Center at Hyundai Motor Company. “Our focus on improving aerodynamics helped to achieve one of the longest all-electric range vehicles available, which will reduce customers’ EV range anxiety and help grow the segment.”
Hyundai’s newest EV will come with a Long Range battery option (77.4 kWh), which will give its remarkable range of 614 km on a full charge. The same battery but with AWD and 20-inch wheels will give you 519 kilometres of range. The IONIQ 6 will also be available with a standard battery (53.0 kWh) which has an estimated range of 429 km.
The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 will go on sale in select markets in Europe later this year and in North America in 2023. Pricing will be announced closer to the sales launch date.