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Hyundai unveils Ioniq 6 electric sedan with a range of up to 610 km

Highlights

  • The EV is expected to reach several global markets
  • Hyundai didn’t reveal the pricing of the Ioniq 6 EV
  • The Ioniq 6 EV reportedly provides 30% more range than the Ioniq 5 crossover

Hyundai has freshly unveiled the Ioniq 6 EV, the company’s first electric sedan. This new EV is one of the 30+ EVs expected to come from Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis between now and 2030. Kia is a sister brand of Hyundai Motor Co, whereas the Genesis brand is known for its high-end automobiles.

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The Ioniq 6 can reportedly run for 610 km on a single charge. Hyundai points out that this is a 30% increase over the Ioniq 5’s range. Customers can choose from two battery options — 53 kWh and 77.4 kWh. However, Hyundai didn’t reveal the producer/supplier of these batteries.  The manufacturer didn’t provide pricing information either, while the launch schedule will be published soon.

“We are using the same (battery) cell chemistry but … we maximised the amount of batteries per each pack, enhancing energy density significantly,” Executive VP at Hyundai, Kim Yong Wha said. Production of the new Ioniq 6 will begin in late 2022 at the Asan plant in the automaker’s home region of South Korea.

Hyundai hopes to make a dent in Tesla’s EV market share with the new Ioniq 6 EV sedan, though it still has some distance to cover. Hyundai has also set a lofty goal of covering at least 12% of the worldwide EV market share by the end of the decade. Data provided by research firm SNE Research claims that Hyundai (including Kia) ranked #2 in global EV shipments (excluding China) between January and May 2022.

Six affordable Hyundai EVs could reach India by 2028

Hyundai revealed last month that it would bring six affordable electric vehicles to India by 2028. The manufacturer said it would focus on sourcing the goods locally to keep costs down. This venture would cost Hyundai an estimated $512 million. Currently, Hyundai sells the Kona EV in India, while the Ioniq 5 is expected to launch soon.

Via: Reuters

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