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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:11 am

LeftieBiker wrote:Until they actually have them available to drive in upstate NY, I'm not interested in the latest ads.



The BEV version won't be, it's only going to be available in California as a compliance car. Too bad because I was interested in the BEV version since it's so efficient and actually looks like a normal car.

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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:58 am

rcm4453 wrote:
The BEV version ... only going to be available in California as a compliance car...

The Ioniq BEV is sold worldwide in large numbers, and is certainly not designed and sold merely for CARB compliance.

BEVs have started showing up (yes, first ones in CA) today:

https://www.edmunds.com/inventory/srp.h ... &zip=94555
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:39 pm

The article I posted didn't say that it would only be available in California, just that it would first be available here, instead of simultaneously in all the CARB states as was the original plan. It does appear that it will be a compliance car, sold only in those states.
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:52 pm

Just drove a Hyundai hybrid Ionic. Very impressive package. It handled the road surprisingly well. The plugin may be in my future.

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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:40 pm

My local Hyundai dealer says they won't have a BEV Ioniq until September.

Tested the hybrid and it looks nice and drove fine, but a bit lower so you have to kind of drop down into it.
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:27 pm

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:My local Hyundai dealer says they won't have a BEV Ioniq until September.

Tested the hybrid and it looks nice and drove fine, but a bit lower so you have to kind of drop down into it.

Not only lower to the ground but also a smaller distance from the seat to roof. This was the deal breaker for me as I'd hit my head every time I got into and out of the car :x Of course I have the same thing happen with our '07 Prius but I rarely drive it and have kind of gotten used to it. Note I didn't have this happen with the new Prius Prime, which puts it squarely in our next car group :)
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:40 pm

edatoakrun wrote:
rcm4453 wrote:
The BEV version ... only going to be available in California as a compliance car...

The Ioniq BEV is sold worldwide in large numbers, and is certainly not designed and sold merely for CARB compliance.

BEVs have started showing up (yes, first ones in CA) today:

https://www.edmunds.com/inventory/srp.h ... &zip=94555



Yes it will only be a compliance car here in the U.S. Plus it will only be available in California. Don't believe me? Head on over to Hyundai's website and see for yourself. Only the hybrid and Plug-in hybrid will be available outside California. They were originally going to have the BEV version available nationwide but that has now changed.

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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:29 am

rcm4453 wrote:
edatoakrun wrote:
rcm4453 wrote:
The BEV version ... only going to be available in California as a compliance car...

The Ioniq BEV is sold worldwide in large numbers, and is certainly not designed and sold merely for CARB compliance.

BEVs have started showing up (yes, first ones in CA) today:

https://www.edmunds.com/inventory/srp.h ... &zip=94555



Yes it will only be a compliance car here in the U.S. Plus it will only be available in California. Don't believe me? Head on over to Hyundai's website and see for yourself. Only the hybrid and Plug-in hybrid will be available outside California. They were originally going to have the BEV version available nationwide but that has now changed.


Until the 200 mile gen ii Ioniq comes out next year anyway.

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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:47 am

jjeff wrote:Not only lower to the ground but also a smaller distance from the seat to roof.


I'm sorry this doesn't work for you, but it makes me very happy to hear. I want a lower car, both in ground clearance and in roof height. My Leaf is just plain too tall with several inches of wasted space above my head. All that does is make the car harder to push through the air (killing highway range).
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:22 am

GetOffYourGas wrote:
jjeff wrote:Not only lower to the ground but also a smaller distance from the seat to roof.


I'm sorry this doesn't work for you, but it makes me very happy to hear. I want a lower car, both in ground clearance and in roof height. My Leaf is just plain too tall with several inches of wasted space above my head. All that does is make the car harder to push through the air (killing highway range).

:) true, if you don't need the height, why push it around. If you like low cars, and are OK with a PHEV, you should check out the Volt....now thats the lowest headroom car I've sat in for a long time! Only way for me to get in is head first and crawl into it :o Although it had TONS of leg room, with the seat all the way back I couldn't even touch the pedals! Of course that put the rear of the front seat basically touching the seat of the rear seat :( Almost like the Volt was designed for someone 5' 10" and a 38" inseam :lol:
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