Hyundai unveiled its latest pure electric vehicle (EV) the IONIQ 6 in June this year. That time the South Korean automaker didn’t revealed its technical details, however now it claims that with 614km driving range on WLTP test cycle, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is one of the most efficient EVs ever.
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Riding on the E-GMP electric vehicle architecture, it is also most energy-efficient electric vehicles on sale at a consumption rate of 13.9 kWh/100 km. Hyundai says, the aerodynamic drag coefficient of Ioniq 6 which is just 0.21 is the lowest in Hyundai’s line-up, and is also one of the lowest in the automotive industry.
Hyundai has achieved these numbers by a number of clever design elements such as the active air flap, wheel air curtains, integrated rear spoiler and wheel gap reducers, which helps minimize the empty space between the front bumper and the tires in order to improve aerodynamic performance around its wheel wells.
According to Byung Hoon Min, the Hyundai head of total vehicle performance development center:
“We put every effort into designing the most efficient car in the EV segment. 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.”
With a 77.4 kWh battery, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is paired with either a single-motor rear-wheel-drive or a dual-motor all-wheel-drive configuration. The highest output comes from the dual-motor AWD that produces 320 hp and 605 Nm of torque, which enables the EV to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds.
Hyundai says when charging at its maximum rate of 350 kW, the battery of the Ioniq 6 can be replenished from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes, Thanks to the use of an 800 V electrical architecture that also supports 400 V charging. A vehicle-to-load (V2L) function enables the Ioniq 6 to charge electrical devices and to serve as a backup power supply via its exterior power outlet. Additionally, another outlet beneath the rear seat can recharge devices such as laptops and mobile phones.
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