Hyundai Motor Company has announced that its upcoming Ioniq 6 electric sedan has achieved a 614 km range as per Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standards. The company attributes a large part of the achievement to the EV’s ultra-low wind resistance. Thanks to its streamlined design, the Ioniq 6 has a drag coefficient of 0.21, which is also the lowest in Hyundai’s entire line-up yet.
The Ionic 6 is based on Hyundai’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that delivers optimised electrical performance and supports 800V fast charging. It can charge from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. When launched, the EV will be offered in two configurations, a long range version with a 77.4 kW battery pack and a low range version featuring a 53 kW battery pack. The low range version offers a maximum range of 429 km.
Byung Hoon Min, Head of Total Vehicle Performance Development Center at Hyundai Motor Company said, “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.”
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV is set to go on sale in North American and European markets in 2023. Meanwhile, the company is reportedly gearing up to launch the facelift Kona EV and locally assemble the Ioniq 5 EV here in India, when it gets launched. There is no official statement from Hyundai on whether the Ioniq 6 will make its way to Indian shores any time soon.