Hyundai IONIQ Electric U.S. pricing announced

Originally slotted to arrive in the USA in the summer of 2016, the Hyundai IONIQ Electric has taken longer than anticipated to arrive in the US. Along with that delay has been a cloud of darkness surrounding an important aspect of the vehicle – price! The wait is over, Hyundai has finally revealed how competitive this EV offering will be in the marketplace – and it will be very competitive!

The base model Ioniq EV starts at $29,500 plus $835 destination charge. After the US federal tax credit, the overall cost is $22,835 total! The Limited trim starts at $32,500 MSRP. With the best in-class pricing for its 124 mile combined EV range, the Ioniq electric vehicle should sell very well compared to the other shorter range vehicles like the Nissan LEAF and Ford Focus Electric.

For the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (with no plug), pricing starts at $22,200. With its 1.6 kWh battery pack, we’re unsure if it qualifies for any tax credit so it effectively costs the same amount as the Ioniq EV, but has a gas tank and no plug for those people who still don’t understand EVs are the future.

The Ioniq plug-in hybrid will be arriving sometime in the summer of 2017, and no pricing has been announced for it yet, but will likely be very competitively priced as well.

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Alan Moeller

By Alan Moeller

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  1. I just received this response (14 Mar 17) from Hyundai Consumer Affairs as a result of my inquiry about the Ionic EV.

    “We regret to inform you that the Ioniq Electric was due to be released this Spring to Southern California residents only. This decisions is due to the availability of public charging stations. We do anticipate the expansion of the Ioniq Electric region once public charging stations become more widely available. At this time, our website does allow for the Build and Price tool to be utilized on the 2017 Ioniq Hybrid, which is available in your area. We apologize for any dissatisfaction this may cause you.”

    My question to Hyundai is, “Why do 600 public charging stations in my DFW area constitute
    a “non-availability of public charging stations”?

    1. Hi Jim thanks for sharing – yes that is disappointing news. They never hinted at a staged rollout in any of their press releases, and for some reason I never assumed they would. To tie it to the lack of charging stations is silly, at least they could tie it to lack of battery supply or the need to slowly ramp up production to limit defects etc.

    2. Wow, that’s absurd. By that standard, it’ll be years.

      Hey Hyundai, why don’t you let us worry about that? Most of us will be charging mostly at home, anyway, regardless of public infrastructure.

  2. Retired from Ford and living in southeastern Michigan, I committed myself to buying someone’s affordable BEV this year. I had fallen in love with this all-purpose platform from Hyundai, but my first two online contacts with my nearest dealership went unanswered. I telephoned another who said his boss told him that Michigan state law prevented them from selling the Hyundai Electric. Another nearby dealership representative told me that public charging stations in Michigan were not compatible with the Hyundai. Then this from HyundaiUSA: “We are thrilled to learn of your interest in the new Ioniq Electric, and we are pleased to address your inquiries regarding it’s release date and locations. The Ioniq Electric is scheduled for a Spring of 2017 release, however, the specific date has not yet been announced. At this time, the only confirmed release location for the Ioniq Electric is California, though specific dealerships that will stock the Ioniq Electric have not yet been specified. We highly recommend registering your e-mail at the Ioniq webpage on the Hyundai USA website listed below to receive automatic updates on the release date and location. Additionally, we recommend that you continue communication with your preferred authorized Hyundai dealership for information on future vehicle release dates.”

    I ordered the Focus Electric a week and a half ago.

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