After driving 160 miles over a few days it was time to charge - instead of hooking up at home I realised this was an opportunity to time a "rapid" charge at our local Polar Ultracharger. Bear in mind that the Ioniq can charge faster than this - however that's academic since as of mid-2019 … Continue reading How long does it take to charge up 100 miles with an Ioniq Electric?
Hyundai have announced key details of the next Ioniq Electric model for 2020, with a bigger battery- up to 38.3kWh useable. Hardly a surprise there. A modest increase, within the existing platform, sounds like a sensible but incremental step. 38kWh compared to the existing 28kWh means up to around 160 to 200 miles of range … Continue reading New 2020 Ioniq Electric announced – but it’s not all good news…
To answer this question, I tried out a Polar Ultracharger at the Holiday Inn Swindon, in the UK. The charger is quite close to J15 of the M4, and while the M4 is fairly well-served for charging, it's on the Electric Highway network which is, how shall I put it, a little creaky right now. … Continue reading How much can you top up an Ioniq in 10 minutes from a Polar Ultracharger?
Adding up all the costs over 2 years, my Leaf cost less than two-thirds of what my previous car cost; a Skoda Fabia 1.4 diesel. The Leaf is a far better equipped car- and immensely more refined. In 2016 I bought a used Leaf from a Nissan main dealer. I kept it for just over … Continue reading Can you afford not to go EV? Total Cost of Ownership for 28,000 miles in a used Leaf
March 2018 Update - The 2018 Leaf 40 appears to have issues with repeated rapid charging, for example see Twitter posts tagged #AberdeenEVRace . In a contest between the Leaf 30 and the new 40, the Leaf 30 won! We have yet to see what response Nissan have to this. My guess is that it's … Continue reading Lets compare theoretical long journey times in the Ioniq, Leaf(s) and a diesel…(Version 2)