So in this ‘economy run’ it got 4.4 miles per kWh, for comparison the ID.3 got 4.7. The fabled Kona got over 5!There is a Norwegian Motor magazine comparison test where the Ioniq 5 performs OK. Use Google translate on this link
It makes me feel slightly better, not sure many other people are that bothered.So in this ‘economy run’ it got 4.4 miles per kWh, for comparison the ID.3 got 4.7. The fabled Kona got over 5!
The ID.3 gets a kicking on here for its lack of efficiency, especially in the cold, but I think this test shows the Hyundai will be competitive.
We now know it will return somewhere between 2.18 and 4.4 miles per kWh at least!
I think the sooner we get back to buying ‘cars’ rather than ‘efficiency’, we’ll all be a lot happier…
In that Norway test linked above, the ID.4 achieved 4.28 miles per kWh.It makes me feel slightly better, not sure many other people are that bothered.
The new Hyundai/Kia cars are a lot bigger cars though. More comparable with the ID4? That will make them all very similar for efficiency.
I think that the logic of running out and back again on test is meant to account for head or tail wind variation, but of course doesn’t tackle side winds. I think the latter is in the ‘too difficult to do box’ for most YT reviewers.I don’t think we know if he was driving into a headwind. Many people (including semi-pro/pro reviewers like him and Bjørn often just seem to almost ignore the effect of wind).
(I drove the Kona at 68mph in similar conditions to what he experienced (similar temp and heavy rain, but with a head wind of between 10-20 mph) and got 2.8mi/kWh)
Yeah normally the A-B-A method will mostly even things out, at least on shortish trips - but when they do the trips taking 6+ hours one way and then 6+ hours back there’s quite a large window there for the wind to have changed quite significantly.I think that the logic of running out and back again on test is meant to account for head or tail wind variation, but of course doesn’t tackle side winds. I think the latter is in the ‘too difficult to do box’ for most YT reviewers.
It’s just a guide isn’t it, everybody will get different numbers depending on where and how they’re driving, even before weather and temps sticks its oar in.
I've never understood this thinking in 90% of saloon cars either - never yet had a car without a rear wiper where you can actually see out properly in poor conditions (even if the aero theory worked the car will sit at times and accumulate dirt from the rain). It's a terrible design choice. They could easily have fixed this on a premium EV like the Ioniq 5 with a rear view mirror camera (a'la Honda E). I'm kinda glad it looks like it's going to be well out of my lease bracket at the moment as it was the first EV I've been really excited about. ID3 it'll be next at this rate!Like nobody believed me when I said that "aerodymanics will NOT keep the rear window clear of rain" This is marketing BS ad have had other cars with exactly the same claims which were also BS.
The rear window of the Ioniq 5 on the freeway in this video was full of rain water with almost zero visibility! Was not being cleared by aerodymanics...
Also after it has rained over night for example, you go to flick the rear wash wipe to clear the rear screen of rain water and realise there is not one and you cannot see a thing. Any cameras are often similarly affected unless heated.Driving at urban speeds never created enough airflow to clear the rear window either. Using the rear demister will eventually work but will take longer than the 1 second it would take with a proper and should come as standard for safety rear wiper.