As electric-car range moves above the 100-mile mark in EPA ratings, one of the more interesting models to watch will be the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.
That car uses essentially the same 28-kilowatt-hour battery pack as the low-volume Kia Soul EV, a blocky tall wagon that’s rated at 93 miles.
Can the slimmer, sleeker Ioniq Electric match or beat the latest 2016 Nissan Leaf, rated at 107 miles?
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According to Hyundai engineer Kim Choong, the answer is yes: the Ioniq electric car is expected to achieve a U.S. range rating of 110 miles.
That affirmation comes from Automotive News reporter Hans Greimel, who attended the South Korean debut of the 2017 Ioniq range at Hyundai’s technology center in Seogwipo.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor