The Hyundai IONIQ EV Gets A Much-Needed Range Update — Just Not As Far As You Might Hope

Even when it launched in 2016, the Hyundai IONIQ EV has been seen as having a mediocre range.

Sure, back in 2016 its official EPA-approved 124-mile range put it on par with the 2016 Nissan LEAF with 30 kWh battery pack. But these days, it’s looking rather sorry for itself when other electric cars on the market are shifting toward 60 kWh battery packs and 200+ mile ranges as the norm.

So why then has Hyundai just unveiled a refreshed, longer-range IONIQ EV with a 38 kilowatt-hour battery pack for the 2020 model year when other Hyundai Kias have battery packs in excess of 60 kWh?

Will anyone buy it? Or is it a crafty move to ensure that the middle-market is given a plug-in to buy?

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