Hyundai IONIQ PHEV (2019) Guide

Hyundai IONIQ PHEV (2019) Guide

The Hyundai IONIQ PHEV underwent a revamp in 2019, resulting in a minor facelift evidenced by its new ‘cascading’ grille alongside a tech overhaul of its interior. For those not quite ready to make the leap to fully electric, the plug-in alternative is a viable choice. In addition to the efficient back-up petrol engine, it has an electric range of over 30-miles, facilitating a substantial proportion of frequent commuting on 100% electric.

Electric Range

41 Miles

Avg Cost per Charge


Battery Size

9 kWh

3.7Kw Charge

3 Hours

Connector Type

Type 2

Rapid Charge


OLEV Approved


Vehicle Type

Battery Electric

Charging the Hyundai IONIQ PHEV

The IONIQ PHEV comes with a battery size of 8.9kWh and has an official NEDC range of 41 miles.

Charging times will, of course, vary based on the power of the charger; a 3.7kW home charger, for example, will take 3 hours to charge from 0% to 100%, providing an approximate range per hour of 14 miles*.

Note: It is worth highlighting here that the IONIQ PHEV has a max AC rate of 3.3kW. If you were to plug into a 7kW or 22kW charge point, the vehicle would continue to charge at a rate of 3.3kW. Given the petite, yet efficient, battery size and short charging times, this shouldn’t be much of an issue.

Charging Times**:

  • 2.1kW (3-pin plug) = 4 hours for 0-100%
  • 7.4kW = 3 hours for 0-100%
  • 11kW = 3 hours for 0-100%

*Based on WLTP range

**Charging times are estimates and will vary depending on factors such as the charger in use and temperature of the battery.

Shorter trips through town are where the IONIQ PHEV is at its best, offering a smooth, tranquil drive, only waking the petrol engine once the electric battery has depleted. Frequently topping up for outings to the shops or the school run will showcase the benefits of its electric motor, while reserving the traditional engine for longer journeys.