Hyundai electric cars: FAQ

Hyundai offers two excellent value fully electric cars in the UK, but its range is set to double by 2021.

This is a broad overview of what you need to know about buying an electric Hyundai in 2020. This page will be updated regularly.

Buying an electric Hyundai

What fully electric cars does Hyundai sell?

Hyundai sells two fully electric cars in the UK: the Ioniq Electric and the Kona Electric.

Which Hyundai electric cars are coming soon?

The next electric Hyundai is likely to be a five-door crossover based on the retro-inspired 45 concept, which was unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. There are strong rumours this will be followed by a production version of the stunning Prophecy concept. The latter will feature a new platform that will underpin all future Hyundai electric cars.

What is Hyundai’s electric car brand called?

The Hyundai electric car brand is called Electric.

Hyundai Prophecy EV

What is the warranty on a Hyundai electric car battery?

The electric car battery is covered by an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty. The rest of the car is covered by Hyundai’s excellent five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Are Hyundai electric cars eligible for the government Plug-in Car Grant?

Yes, all Hyundai electric cars qualify for the £3,000 government Plug-in Car Grant.

Where can you buy an Hyundai electric car?

You can buy a new Hyundai electric car from your nearest Hyundai dealer. 

How much do Hyundai electric cars cost?

At the time of writing, the Hyundai Kona Electric costs from £29,900 to £38,250 after the Plug-in Car Grant is deducted. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is priced from £30,950 to £32,950. Again, this is after the £3,000 discount.

Charging an electric Hyundai

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

What type of plug do Hyundai EVs use?

Hyundai electric cars use a CCS (Combo Rapid Charge) and seven-pin Type 2 plug.

What charging equipment comes as standard with a Hyundai electric car?

All new Hyundai electric cars come with a Type 2 charging cable and an emergency three-pin ICCB (In-Cable Control Box) cable for emergency/trickle charging.

Can Hyundai electric cars use rapid chargers?

Yes, Hyundai electric cars can use rapid chargers.

Can Hyundai electric cars use Ionity chargers?

Yes, Hyundai electric cars can use the Ionity ultra-rapid charging network.

Where is the charging point located on a Hyundai electric car?

The charging point on a UK-spec Hyundai Kona Electric is located under a flap between the front badge and the passenger-side headlight. The charging point on the Ioniq Electric can be found on the passenger-side rear wing, where you’d expect to find a petrol filler cap.

Which charge partner does Hyundai work with?

In the UK, Pod Point is Hyundai’s preferred partner for domestic charging points. Hyundai has also joined BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen and Porsche by investing in Ionity. From 2021, Hyundai electric cars will be equipped with 800-volt charging systems to accommodate Ionity’s maximum charging power of 350kW.

Hyundai has also partnered with BP Chargemaster for public charging.

What is Hyundai’s wallbox called?

There isn’t a name for the Hyundai wallbox.

What wallbox options does Hyundai offer?

The company recommends installing a Pod Point 7kW Home Charger. It costs £350 after the government grant towards purchase and installation.

Do you get a free wallbox when you buy a new Hyundai electric car?

No, the Pod Point Home Charger costs extra.

What is the Hyundai charging service?

Hyundai doesn’t operate a proprietary charging service.

Do Hyundai electric cars have an on-board DC charger?

The Hyundai Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric are fitted with a 7.2kW on-board charger for Type 2 AC and 50kW DC charging.

What is the maximum charging speed of a Hyundai electric car?

Hyundai Kona Electric: using a 50kW DC charger, it will take 57 minutes to reach an 80 percent state of charge for the 39kWh battery and 75 minutes for the 64kWh battery.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric: using a 50kW DC charger, it will take 57 minutes to reach an 80 percent charge.

Driving an electric Hyundai

Hyundai Concept 45

What is the range of a Hyundai electric car?

Hyundai Kona Electric: up to 278 miles.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric: up to 193 miles.

What is the Hyundai electric car smartphone app called?

Hyundai electric car drivers can connect to their car using the Bluelink smartphone app.

How many Hyundai dealers are there and do they offer free charging for owners?

There are approximately 160 Hyundai dealers in the UK.

Does Hyundai sat nav show charging point locations and availability?

Yes, the BlueLink system shows live charging point locations, along with traffic, parking and weather information.

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