Hyundai Electric Cars: The Complete Guide for India

Hyundai electric car


Overview


The Hyundai Motor Company, is a South Korean automotive manufacturer with a strong global presence (up to 200 countries). The company also has a stake in another leading South Korean automotive company, Kia Corporation. Hyundai has an annual production capacity of over 1.6 million units. The company currently has the following battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs):


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The Hyundai IONIQ Electric Hatchback


The Hyundai IONIQ, is the first model to be offered as a hybrid (HEV), a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and a battery-electric vehicle (BEV). All three powertrains are offered within one body type. The variants made their debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. However, the IONIQ Hybrid made its debut in South Korea in January 2016.

The IONIQ EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to zero-emission electric driving, but at prices that are affordable.

The e-hatchback is practical and versatile with a decent zero-emission range. The EV is available in one EV battery sizes (38.3 kWh), with a WLTP range up to 193. The Hyundai electric family hatchback is more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, weekend trips, grocery shopping and a lot more! The electric vehicle (EV) has a 7.2 kW AC on-board charger and is capable of DC charging up to 50 kW (0-80%: 57 mins). A perfect step into affordable and fun electric driving.

Hyundai IONIQ Electric India
The Hyundai IONIQ Electric Hatchback (credit: Hyundai)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Engine:Electric
Available In India:No

Trims (2 Options)
Premium
Premium SE

PROSCONS
An affordable family electric hatchbackDC charging only up to 50 kW
Spacious interiorsSmaller electric range compared to other alternatives
Easy to driveNot the most exciting exterior design or drive

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery sizes (38.3 kWh)
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 57 mins). On board charger: 7.2kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1475
Width (mm):1820
Length (mm):4470
Wheelbase (mm):2700

IONIQ Electric Premium
EV Battery Capacity:38.3 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):193 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):13.8
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 57 mins). On board charger: 7.2kW AC
Top Speed:103 mph
0-62 mph:10.2 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):136
Max Power (PS):100
Torque (Nm):295
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,527 – 1575
Colours:9

IONIQ Electric Premium SE
EV Battery Capacity:38.3 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):193 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):13.8
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 57 mins). On board charger: 7.2kW AC
Top Speed:103 mph
0-62 mph:10.2 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):136
Max Power (PS):100
Torque (Nm):295
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,527 – 1575
Colours:9

The Hyundai New Kona Electric SUV


The pure electric Hyundai Kona Electric EV was launched in South Korea in 2018. The Kona has also been available as an internal combustion engine (ICE) variant since 2017. The vehicle is named after the western district of the island of Hawaii.

The Kona e-SUV is the second pure electric car from the South Korean manufacturer. The first was the all-electric IONIQ EV. The upgraded New Kona Electric SUV EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to zero-emission electric driving, but at prices that are affordable.

The e-SUV is practical and versatile with an excellent zero-emission range. The KONA SUV EV is available in two EV battery sizes (39.2 kWh and 64 kWh), with a WLTP range up to 300 miles for the larger lithium-ion EV battery. The compact crossover electric SUV is more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, weekend trips, grocery shopping and a lot more! The electric vehicle (EV) also has a 10.5 kW AC on-board charger and is capable of DC charging up to 100 kW (0-80%: 47 mins). A perfect step into affordable and fun electric driving.

Hyundai New Kona Electric India
The Hyundai New Kona Electric SUV (credit: Hyundai)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV (Compact Crossover)
Engine:Electric
Available In India:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Premium (from Rs 23,79,000)
Premium Dual Tone (from Rs 23,97,800)

PROSCONS
An affordable compact family electric SUVNot all variants qualify for PiCG
Good EV range (up to 300 miles)Boot is smaller than rivals
Infotainment system has Apple CarPlay/ android autoInterior quality can be improved

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (39.2 kWh and 64 kWh)
Charging:100 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 47 mins). On board charger: 10.5kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1570
Width (mm):1800
Length (mm):4205
Wheelbase (mm):2600

New KONA Electric (39.2 kWh)
EV Battery Capacity:39.2 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):189 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):14.3
Charging:100 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 47 mins). On board charger: 10.5kW AC
Top Speed:96 mph
0-62 mph:9.9 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):136
Max Power (PS):100
Torque (Nm):395
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,535 – 1593
Colours:10

New KONA Electric (64 kWh)
EV Battery Capacity:64 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):300 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):14.7
Charging:100 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 47 mins). On board charger: 10.5kW AC
Top Speed:104 mph
0-62 mph:7.9 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):204
Max Power (PS):150
Torque (Nm):395
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,658 – 1,743
Colours:10

The Hyundai IONIQ PHEV Hatchback


The IONIQ plug-in electric car has a 8.9 kWh EV battery with a WLTP zero-emission electric range of 32 miles (could be up to 39 miles under certain driving conditions). Depending on driving style, weather condition and the services used in the EV, expect a real world range closer to 25 miles. However, that would be more than sufficient for most daily commutes using the EV battery i.e. driving emission-free and also saving money (the running cost per mile of an EV is far lower than a petrol or diesel car). Bottom-line driving on electric miles is both cost efficient and eco-friendly!

The IONIQ EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to electric driving, but at prices that are affordable. The Hyundai plug-in electric family hatchback is more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, weekend trips, grocery shopping and a lot more! The electric vehicle (EV) has a 3.3 kW AC on-board charger. A perfect step into affordable and fun electric driving.

Hyundai IONIQ Electric plug in hybrid
The Hyundai IONIQ PHEV Hatchback (credit: Hyundai)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Engine:Petrol/ Electric (1.6 141PS Petrol Blue Drive)
Available In India:No

Trims (2 Options)
Plug- In Hybrid Premium
Plug-In Hybrid Premium SE

PROSCONS
An affordable family electric hatchbackOn board charger limited to 3.3 kW
Spacious interiorsSmaller electric range compared to other alternatives
Easy to driveNot the most exciting exterior design or drive

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery sizes (8.9 kWh)
Charging:On board charger: 3.3 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:26g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1450
Width (mm):1820
Length (mm):4470
Wheelbase (mm):2700

1.6 141PS Petrol Blue Drive 2WD DCT
EV Battery Capacity:8.9 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):32 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):N/A
Fuel Consumption (mpg):256.8
Charging:On board charger: 3.3 kW AC
Top Speed:110 mph
0-62 mph:10.6 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):N/A
Max Power (PS):105
Torque (Nm):147
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,495 – 1551
Colours:9

The Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV SUV


The Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle (SUV) has been available since 2000. The 7-seater SUV is named after Santa Fe, the city is New Mexico, USA. It is the first SUV from Hyundai. Since its launch the Santa Fe SUV has been very popular with consumers, in particular, in the north American markets. The 2021 model year received a facelift.

The Santa Fe plug-in electric SUV has a 13.8 kWh EV battery with a WLTP zero-emission electric range of 36 miles. Depending on driving style, weather condition and the services used in the EV, expect a real world range closer to 29 miles. However, that would be more than sufficient for most daily commutes using the EV battery i.e. driving emission-free and also saving money (the running cost per mile of an EV is far lower than a petrol or diesel car). Bottom-line driving on electric miles is both cost efficient and eco-friendly!

The Hyundai EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to electric driving. The Hyundai plug-in electric vehicle is more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, weekend trips, grocery shopping and a lot more! The electric vehicle (EV) has a 7.2 kW AC on-board charger. A perfect step into affordable and fun electric driving.

Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid SUV
The Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV SUV (credit: Hyundai)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Engine:Petrol/ Electric (1.6 TGDi PHEV)
Available In India:No

Trims (2 Options)
Plug- In Hybrid Premium
Plug-In Hybrid Ultimate

PROSCONS
A practical 7 seater PHEVCheaper alternatives available
Spacious interiorsElectric range limited
Easy and comfortable to driveNot the most exciting exterior design

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery sizes (13.8 kWh)
Charging:On board charger: 7.2 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:37g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1703
Width (mm):1900
Length (mm):4785
Wheelbase (mm):2765

1.6 265PS Petrol 4WD
EV Battery Capacity:13.8 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):36 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):N/A
Fuel Consumption (mpg):173.8
Charging:On board charger: 7.2 kW AC
Top Speed:116 mph
0-62 mph:8.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):66.9
Max Power (PS):194.9
Torque (Nm):304
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:7
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):2,005 – 2,112
Colours:7

The Hyundai Tucson PHEV SUV


The Hyundai Tucson compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) has been available since 2004. The 5-seater SUV is named after Tucson, the city is Arizona, USA. Since its launch the Tucson SUV has been very popular, making it the best-selling Hyundai SUV. Since 2004, more than 7 million units have been sold globally. The current model, the fourth-generation variant, was revealed in 2020.

The Tucson plug-in electric SUV has a 13.8 kWh EV battery with a WLTP zero-emission electric range of 32 miles. Depending on driving style, weather condition and the services used in the EV, expect a real world range closer to 27 miles. However, that would be more than sufficient for most daily commutes using the EV battery i.e. driving emission-free and also saving money (the running cost per mile of an EV is far lower than a petrol or diesel car). Bottom-line driving on electric miles is both cost efficient and eco-friendly!

The Hyundai EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to electric driving. The Hyundai plug-in electric vehicle is more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, weekend trips, grocery shopping and a lot more! The electric vehicle (EV) has a 7.2 kW AC on-board charger. A perfect step into affordable and fun electric driving.

Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid SUV  India
The Hyundai Tucson PHEV SUV (credit: Hyundai)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Engine:Petrol/ Electric (1.6 TGDi PHEV)
Available In India:No

Trims (4 Options)
N Line Plug- In Hybrid
Premium Plug-In Hybrid
N Line S Plug- In Hybrid
Ultimate Plug- In Hybrid

PROSCONS
Good standard equipment specificationCheaper alternatives available
Spacious and good quality interiorsElectric range limited
Easy and comfortable to driveNot the most exciting exterior design

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery sizes (13.8 kWh)
Charging:On board charger: 7.2 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:31g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1651
Width (mm):1865
Length (mm):4500
Wheelbase (mm):2680

1.6 265PS Petrol 4WD
EV Battery Capacity:13.8 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):32 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):N/A
Fuel Consumption (mpg):N/A
Charging:On board charger: 7.2 kW AC
Top Speed:120 mph
0-62 mph:8.6 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):66.9
Max Power (PS):265
Torque (Nm):350
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,818 – 1,924
Colours:10

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electric Compact SUV


The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is a compact SUV, revealed globally in February 2021. It is being marketed and sold under the Hyundai dedicated EV sub brand ‘IONIQ’. It is the first electric vehicle to be built on the dedicated Hyundai electric vehicle platform, the Hyundai- Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This EV platform allows the, IONIQ 5 to have a wheelbase of 3 metres and a fully flat interior floor, resulting in an increased interior space.

The IONIQ EV exterior is futuristic, coupled with a minimalistic interior. The electric vehicle (EV) is most appropriate for families living in towns and cities. The e-SUV is available in two EV battery size options (58.2 kWh & 72.6 kWh) with an emission-free range of 298 miles, for the larger battery option. The EV is available in both, rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) options.

The electric vehicle (EV) has a 10.5 kW AC on-board charger and is capable of DC charging up to 220 kW (10-80%: 18 mins). A perfect step towards fun and environmentally-friendly electric driving.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electric
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electric SUV (credit: Hyundai)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV (Compact)
Engine:Electric
Available In India:No

Trims (3 Options)
SE Connect
Premium
Ultimate

PROSCONS
Good zero-emission electric rangeCheaper compact electric SUVs available
Spacious interior and rear bootLimited sized front boot
On board charger 10.5 kW. Capable of up to 220 kW DC chargingAWD not a standard option

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (58.2 kWh & 72.6 kWh)
Charging:220 kW DC Rapid Charging (10-80%: 18 mins). On board charger: 10.5 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1605
Width (mm):1890
Length (mm):4635
Wheelbase (mm):3000

170 PS Electric
EV Battery Capacity:58.2 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):238 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):16.7
Charging:220 kW DC Rapid Charging (10-80%: 18 mins). On board charger: 10.5 kW AC
Top Speed:115 mph
0-62 mph:8.5 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):125
Max Power (PS):170
Torque (Nm):350
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,830 – 1,910
Colours:9

217 PS Electric
EV Battery Capacity:72.6 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):298 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):16.8
Charging:220 kW DC Rapid Charging (10-80%: 18 mins). On board charger: 10.5 kW AC
Top Speed:115 mph
0-62 mph:7.4 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):160
Max Power (PS):217
Torque (Nm):350
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,910 – 1,990
Colours:9

305 PS Electric
EV Battery Capacity:72.6 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):285 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):17.7
Charging:220 kW DC Rapid Charging (10-80%: 18 mins). On board charger: 10.5 kW AC
Top Speed:115 mph
0-62 mph:5.2 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):154.6
Max Power (PS):305
Torque (Nm):350
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):2,020 – 2,100
Colours:9


Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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