Hyundai's 124-mile electric mixes sedan seating, hatchback convenience
Hyundai's Ioniq, a hatchback parading as a midsize sedan, was designed to accommodate three different drivetrains: gasoline-electric hybrid, pure electric and plug-in hybrid. Shown here is the Ioniq Electric, the pure electric version.
A 28 kilowatt-hour battery pack gives the Ioniq Electric an EPA-rated 124 miles of range. That amount will be plenty for many buyers' daily needs, but it falls short of the range of new competitors, such as the Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and 2018 Nissan Leaf.
The Ioniq Electric's drive system earns the car an EPA rating of 136 mpg equivalent, using a formula to compare with to gasoline engine vehicles. That means an estimated annual fueling cost of just $500 and zero emissions.