Hyundai IONIQ 5: 480 km range and this costs it!

Hyundai IONIQ 5: 480 km range and super-fast charging

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is a sleek new model with also very interesting specifications.

This may well be a hit. Hyundai has just pulled the curtain on the IONIQ 5. The Koreans describe it as a crossover, but looking at the images, the design leans more towards a hatchback than a traditional crossover. It is a fairly sleek design without fuss that can actually be called an enrichment compared to, for example, the Kona Electric. Hyundai itself says that the model is inspired by the 1976 Pony.

Despite its somewhat confusing naming convention, the IONIQ 5 is IONIQ’s first model. The latter is a new sub-brand within Hyundai for electric cars. Well, those car manufacturers don’t make it any easier. After all, you already have a Hyundai Ioniq. We forgive the Koreans.


Hyundai introduces the IONIQ 5 with four choices of electric powertrain. There are two battery packs of 58 and 73 kWh. In addition, there is a choice of only rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. All four variants have in common that the top speed is electronically limited to 185 km / h. Can you still overtake Volvo’s on the autobahn with the 5 km / h speed difference. The top model delivers a power of 155 kW and accelerates to 100 km / h in 5.2 seconds.

Range, charging and solar panels

The range is expected to be 470 to a maximum of 480 kilometers according to the WLTP test. Where the Hyundai IONIQ 5 excels is the charging process. The electric car can use a 400- and 800-volt charging infrastructure. If you hang the model on a 350 kW charger, the battery is charged from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. In five minutes of charging you get an extra 100 kilometers of range. You can have the roof fitted with solar panels at an additional cost. At best, this is good for an extra 5 to 6 kilometer range.

  • Hyundai IONIQ 5
  • Hyundai IONIQ 5
  • Hyundai IONIQ 5

You can also use the electric car to charge other devices. Think of an electric bicycle, scooter or camping equipment. Hyundai uses a V2L connection for this and can be found in the interior in the second row of seats. Charging is done with a power of 3.6 kW. There is also a second V2L connection on the outside

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is not just another concept of the brand. This is really a production car and the EV will be on the market this summer. The brand launches the IONIQ 5 as a Project 45 version. Think of this as a kind of First Edition with a number of extras as standard, including the roof with solar panels. The price for the IONIQ 5 Project 45 is € 58,995.

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  1. dalmore says

    I want m!

  2. fabian159 says

    lovely retro style


  3. mercs says

    I want a classic sedan or station wagon. Why aren’t there any?
    Just those sharp-lined SUVs or half-height cars like this thing.

  4. berlinetta says

    Honda, are you watching? This is how your Honda e should have been. Just a really cool EV retro box. I would put it in my driveway right away.

  5. Charles Taycan 4S says

    Looks good and sleek with good specs! Perhaps there are also slightly cheaper versions than this one?

  6. snap acid says

    Eh .. yes this is why you shouldn’t design on squared paper ..

  7. okay, bye says

    Ho. So this is not a concept ?!

  8. ar156sw says

    Tight thing, although I think it has a strong Golf vibe… Am curious how big this is, price suggests more than C or maybe even D segment?

  9. mashell says

    It looks good, but is very expensive compared to an ID.3. The charging speed is also somewhat disappointing, 70% of 73 kW recharging in 18 minutes is 170 kW on average. Too bad you need a 350 kW charger for that.

  10. monsieurleloure says

    Quite a cool cart 👍🏻


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