Hyundai IONIQ 5 (2021)

The complete guide to charging your Hyundai IONIQ 5 (2021), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

Last updated: Sep 21, 2021 7 min read

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

238 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Battery electric


Hyundai have found themselves with some of the most compelling (and efficient) BEVs on the market with the highly efficient KONA and IONIQ, but the IONIQ 5 - designed from the ground up to be a BEV SUV - sees the Korean manufacturer keeping what it's learned and taking things to a new level, fully embracing the myriad advantages electrification offers to OEMs. So we get a genuinely pretty SUV (truly a rarity) that somehow looks more compact than it is, has truly substantial range, 220kW DC charging to put it back in quickly on a long trip, and a truly awesome, futuristic interior. All starting <£37k. We're truly excited by this amazing family car.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Hyundai IONIQ 5

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your IONIQ 5 from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 25 h 8 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 16 h 14 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 9 h 26 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 6 h 40 m/h
50kW Public Locations 50 min 92 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 20 min 275 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Hyundai IONIQ 5 with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 11kW
Rapid: CCS

Max DC rate: 220kW
Connector location: Right Side - Rear
Connector location: Right Side - Rear

Where you can charge a Hyundai IONIQ 5

You can charge your Hyundai IONIQ 5 conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £449*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

Shared parking

3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

On Public Networks

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Price includes £350 OZEV grant, full price £799.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Hyundai IONIQ 5

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network is usually free through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £9.37 4.63p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £8.27 6.81p

* Assumes tariff of 17p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 25p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers as of April 2021.

Hyundai Ioniq5 Life Style

Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 238 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 202 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph 8.5 seconds
Top speed 115 mph
Engine power 168 bhp / 125 kW
Torque 350 Nm
Battery size 58 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 55.1 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 269 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 272 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 30 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2020 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is only eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant, but you will benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

OTR price* £36,356
Vehicle warranty 5 years / unlimited miles
Battery warranty 8 years / 100,000 miles

* On-the-road price excluding Plug-in Car Grant.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
21/22 1% £363
22/23 2% £726
23/24 2% £726

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group N/A
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EVHS Grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Car Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £250 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.