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EPA Says the Hyundai IONIQ 6 can Drive up to 581 Kilometers on a Charge

Different versions of the Hyundai IONIQ 6 will have electric ranges of 435 to 581 kilometres.

  • The shortest-range versions are the SEL and Limited AWD, which can drive 435 km on a charge.

  • The IONIQ 6 has a drag coefficient of only 0.22, making it one of the most slippery cars on the market.

  • Buyers will begin to receive their IONIQ 6 this spring.

Hyundai has announced the official EPA range and efficiency figures for the 2023 IONIQ 6 electric sedan.

The Long-Range SE RWD version is, unsurprisingly, the one that offers the longest driving range on every charge due to its single motor drivetrain and its 77,4 kWh battery.

Combined with a very low drag coefficient of 0.22, this gives the Hyundai IONIQ 6 a maximum EPA range of 581 kilometres (361 miles), which is almost 100 kilometres more than the IONIQ 5.

Due to its additional electric motor that provides all-wheel drive and a boost of 95 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque, the SE Long Range AWD will have a slightly lower range of 509 kilometres (316 miles).

2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 | Photo: Hyundai

Despite sharing the same powertrain as the Long Range RWD version, the SEL RWD and the Limited RWD have to make do with 491 kilometres (305 miles) because of their larger 20-inch wheels (compared to the standard 18-inch versions).

Combining the 20-inch wheels with the dual-motor powertrain in the SEL AWD and the Limited AWD makes for the lowest official range figure for the IONIQ 6: 435 kilometres (270 miles).

According to Hyundai engineers, the distinctive Porsche-style rear wing fitted to every IONIQ 6 helps reduce the drag coefficient, as do the active cooling flaps and the full-length underbody cover.

2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 | Photo: Hyundai

As with the IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV6, the IONIQ 6 benefits from one of the rare 800-volt battery architectures currently on the market, which means that it can charge faster than most of its rivals, needing only 18 minutes to go from 10 to 80% using a level 3 charger.

Hyundai says the IONIQ 6 will begin to reach dealerships and buyers in North America later this spring.

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