- With a WLTP-rated range of 614 km (about 382 miles), IONIQ 6 to be among the most energy-efficient mainstream EVs available today
- Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP architecture and IONIQ 6’s ultra-low aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.21 contribute to its outstanding range performance
- IONIQ 6 to go on sale in select markets in Europe later this year and in North America in 2023
Hyundai Motor Company announced that its IONIQ 6 electrified streamliner will deliver 614 km (about 382 miles) of all-electric range per charge, according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).
IONIQ 6 customers will benefit from Hyundai Motor Group’s commitment to develop advanced battery technology that enables stress-free driving performance and long range. With WLTP-rated energy consumption of 13.9 kWh/100 km, IONIQ 6 will be one of the most energy-efficient electric vehicles (EV) on the market when it goes on sale later this year in select markets in Europe and next year in North America.
“From the start of IONIQ 6’s development, we set our sights on making it the leading all-electric range EV,” said Jae Ho Huh, Head of Sub-Mid Project Management Center at Hyundai Motor Company. “To become the global leader in electric vehicles, we are committed to providing the best possible EV performance and ownership experience.”
IONIQ 6’s superb all-electric range performance is made possible in large part by Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated architecture for EVs, Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), and the electrified streamliner’s ultra-low wind resistance. E-GMP delivers optimal electric performance and provides 800V ultra-fast charging from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes and supports 400V charging without the need for additional components or adapters.
Having a platform specifically for EVs also means Hyundai Motor is better able to design vehicles to best meet passengers’ needs. With E-GMP, IONIQ 6 can be a workstation or a portable power bank on wheels, creating new usage scenarios to fit customers’ diverse, on-the-go lifestyles.
How IONIQ 6 achieved the lowest drag coefficient in Hyundai Motor’s lineup
Hyundai Motor maximized IONIQ 6’s all-electric driving range through extensive aerodynamic design and engineering work. The vehicle’s drag coefficient of 0.21 is the lowest in the company’s vehicle lineup and one of the lowest in the industry.
The model’s streamlined appearance and various design elements, such as an active air flap, wheel air curtains, integrated rear spoiler and wheel gap reducers, significantly enhanced IONIQ 6’s aerodynamics performance, placing it among the sleekest vehicles worldwide. In particular, wheel gap reducers minimize the empty space between the front bumper and tires to improve aerodynamic performance around the wheel wells. This Hyundai invention made it possible for the electrified streamliner to provide a longer wheelbase for passengers’ riding comfort while simultaneously overcoming the aerodynamics challenges caused by its short front overhang.
“We put every effort into designing the most efficient car in the EV segment,” said Byung Hoon Min, Head of Total Vehicle Performance Development Center at Hyundai Motor Company. “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.”
Source: Hyundai Motor