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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Range Tested In The Worst Conditions

Hyundai Ioniq 5 finally arrived in Europe and is distributed for tests and demonstrations, which allows us to take a look at the first independent reports from EV enthusiasts.

Here we have Battery Life‘s range test of the top of the line version of the car (72.6 kWh, AWD) in pretty bad conditions – highway speed, heavy rain, temperatures of 12-13°C and heating (there is heat pump).

The Ioniq 5 was driven from 98% to 6% State of Charge (SOC) (92% total), at an average speed of a little bit over 120 km/h (75 mph) [the real speed, compared to 130 km/h in the title of the video], covering a total of 204.5 km (over 127 miles). The remaining range was 15 km (9 miles).

It would mean that the 100% range should be at around 222 km (138 miles). That’s not bad for such a demanding test we guess, but of course far from nominal numbers. We treat it as one of the worst case scenarios.

The energy consumption is very high at 30.9 kWh/100km – 309 Wh/km (497 Wh/mile). It means that the car consumed 63.2 kWh and 100% would be about 68.7 kWh.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 (72.6 kWh, AWD) should go 287 miles (462 km) in the WLTP test cycle (see European specs here). In the test it was at 48% of the WLTP value.

In the U.S. (see U.S. specs here), Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD with a different battery (77.4 kWh) is expected to get EPA range of 269 miles (433 km) – almost twice more.

An interesting thing is that while driving on the highway in an eco mode, the all-wheel drive Hyundai Ioniq 5 uses only the rear motor. We guess that the front one was physically disconnected (E-GMP platform’s feature).

We look forward to see more tests of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and collect more data points about the range.

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