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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Fri May 12, 2017 4:38 pm

Via IEVS:
Hyundai IONIQ Electric – Why Buy? Video
http://insideevs.com/hyundai-ioniq-electric-buy-video/
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:46 pm

Via IEVS:
Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid Test Drive Review Nets 3 Of 5 Stars
http://insideevs.com/hyundai-ioniq-plug ... id-review/
Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in
The Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in received the worst rating among the three IONIQ versions offered (conventional hybrid received four stars, while all-electric three-and-a-half star) by Autocar, netting just 3 of 5 stars. The all-electric version, reviewed eight months ago, did not impress in terms of excitement, but it was deemed a solid value proposition. The plug-in hybrid version comes last, but maybe still too early (despite already having been delayed almost a year over intial estimates), as the powertrain doesn’t seem to be polished enough. . . .

Autocar test. My summary, as a Prius Prime competitor it's fine (although still no U.S. price data), but as with the rest of their line, Hyundai (and Kia) still have a long way to go for anyone who cares about driving dynamics.
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:26 am

Even when it reaches ~50k annual production levels, it might be a while before Ioniq BEV discounts in the USA match those of other BEVs.

Hyundai IONIQ Electric production to increase by 50 %

Hyundai Motor Company wants to reduce the waiting time for its best selling electric car.


Currently, potential buyers of the Hyundai IONIQ Electric have to wait 4 to 5 months before delivery – in some markets even more. However, Hyundai wants to solve this problem and increase production by 50 % from 1.200 to 1.800 units per month at its plant in Ulsan, South Korea...


Considering that half of the production is to supply the South Korean market, while the other half is destined for foreign markets, a total of 1.800 monthly units still seem low, especially since roughly only 900 are destined for Europe and USA combined.

Anyways, another production increase is already expected:

“Because we expect that demands for IONIQ Electric will continue to increase in the future, we are planning to increase an output of IONIQ Electric in South Korean market up to 2.000 per month”.

This means that the total production output will be 4.000 monthly units – considering that Hyundai keeps splitting it the same way. Leaving 2.000 units for Europe and the USA...

http://pushevs.com/2017/06/07/hyundai-i ... crease-50/
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