The latest Hyundai Ioniq 6 charger promises very fast charging thanks to its 800V design and the same platform as the Ioniq 5 model. How it is in reality, we decided to verify in practice. How long does it take to charge to 50 or 80%? The results will surely surprise you…
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the latest electric project of the Korean automaker, which continues to surprise us. In our highway range test, it achieved a real winter range of over 400km on a single charge. It was also very economical on our regular cycle, where it achieved an average consumption of 15.6 kWh/100 km. Now the order of the day is to find out how quickly it can replenish energy on the go. While most charging when using an electric vehicle is done slowly at home, work, or other AC charging stations, sometimes a quick charge for a long trip can help.
How fast does the Hyundai IONIQ 6 charge? It will surprise you! – payment test
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Power 77.4 kWh 4×2
|Measurements||4,855 x 1,880 x 1,495 mm, 2,120 kg|
|Battery||77.4 kWh, CCS Combo, Mennekes|
|Range (WLTP)||614 kilometers|
The Ioniq 6 is equipped with fast charging. Like its sister Ioniq 5, it is built on a modern E-GMP platform with a modern 800V architecture, and a battery with a usable capacity of 74 kWh can increase it to a power of up to 233 kW, which is a high value in the given price class . How is it practical? We discovered this at the Ionity charging station near Prague with a power of 350 kW on each rack. To calculate the range, we used the highway consumption of 17.3 kWh, which we measured in our highway range test. If you were to increase the energy of the trip on county roads, where the use of the car is low, the proportion of kilometers charged for each given number of minutes would be higher.
We arrived at the charging station with 5% after the initial 400 km drive on the highway. The battery was activated properly via the menu option. After plugging, the car began to charge more carefully with 115 kW and did not need almost full power. It can also be noted that the released car has a voltage on the battery below 700 V. At ten percent, the power suddenly jumped to almost 200 kW, at 25% then to 225 kW. It is interesting that here the performance starts at a high level and limits and the car reaches high performance for a long time. At 40%, we reach a maximum output of 233 kW, which is a maximum on paper, so Hyundai fulfills its promise without fail. At 50%, we reach 235 kW.
The car was charged to 50% in just 11 minutes, which is the ultimate warranty. This time, Hyundai was able to fill up about 37 kWh of energy, and the charge provided would be enough for 210 km of highway range, or 250 km of combined range. The charging speed is 125 km in 5 minutes, which is a high result.
At 51%, performance drops sharply, but still hovers around 190 kW. We reach 70% in a good 16 minutes and the power is still more than 150 kW. The magical value of 80% is then reached by the Ioniq 6 in just 20 minutes, during which we charged 62 kWh. At 80%, the Ioniq 6 will travel a good 340km on the highway, so you’ll need to disconnect the car already. On the other hand, the Ioniq 6 still reaches an excellent output of 106 kW, thanks to which we reach 90% in a good 26 minutes. It is also interesting that Hyundai has worked on charging, and the Ioniq 6 no longer experiences a long pause in charging at 80%, while, for example, the Ioniq 5 was always surprised by this charging mode and reduced the output to the lower tens. kW for a few minutes.
At 90%, it is definitely worth cutting the car, the power drops below 50 kW and further charging is already slow. However, due to the very long range, 80 or 90% will usually be enough for you. Then we reached 100% in 42 minutes and at this time the voltage is equal to 800 V. We charged a total of 77.7 kWh, which corresponds to charging losses of about 10%.
|From 5% to||Payment time||Charging power (kW)||Highway access|
Photo: Martin Pultzner, fDrive.cz