In a recent NADA Auto Show 2018 the authorized dealer of Hyundai, Laxmi Intercontinental had publicized an electric car entitled ‘Ioniq.’ The car which started its booking session from the NADA 2018 gained immense popularity.
“There are high demand and popularity of electric car throughout the world, keeping this thing in mind we have launched the Ionic in Nepal,” said the official of Laxmi Intercontinental.
The official of Laxmi Intercontinental claimed, “There is no need to doubt on the performance of Ionic because Hyundai has done high-level research while manufacturing the car.”
It performs like diesel and petrol cars.
The outer look of the car seems to be made up of aerodynamics structures which reduce the wind barriers and save the battery life. Likewise, the aerodynamics has given a sporty look to the car.
The Hyundai Ionic features compact five-door liftback manufactured and marketed by Hyundai in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric variants. The nameplate Ioniq is derived from the words ion and unique.
The Ioniq Electric has an 88 kW (120 PS) electric motor with 295 Nm of torque, and can be charged up to 80% in 33 minutes at 50 kW or in 24 minutes at 100 kW with a DC fast charging station.
Globally, the Ioniq electric comes with a 28kWh lithium-ion battery that takes 9-10 hours to charge from standard sockets. On the other hand, the Korean automaker also offers a provision for rapid charging, which lessens the charging time to 4-5 hours. Once the car is fully charged, it can deliver a maximum range of 280km under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
The sedan features integrated In-Cable Control Box (ICCB) which allows drivers to charge their Ioniq at a daily household outlet but this is recommended to use only in the time of emergency.
Inside, the Ioniq is well equipped with a 7-inch MID instrument cluster and same sized touch screen per unit placed in the center, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For safety, the Hyundai Ioniq comprise seven airbags, blind spot detection, autonomous braking, lane change assist and adaptive cruise control. The price of Hyundai Ioniq starts at Rs. 52.96 Lakhs.