Hyundai Tucson PHEV (2021)

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

Last updated: Jul 07, 2022 7 min read

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

32 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Plug-in hybrid


The Tucson, one of Hyundai’s longest-serving models, has received a radical redesign. With it, Hyundai now claims to offer the widest range of powertrains in its class. Well, it isn’t fully electric, but the Tucson plug-in hybrid is still nothing to complain about. This fourth-generation mid-sized family hauler has plenty of cutting-edge style and substance with its eye-catching fragmented grille, quality upholstery, and sophisticated driving technology. Its 32 miles of electric range may not be the biggest around, but it should prove more than sufficient for most everyday short journeys.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Hyundai Tucson PHEV

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Tucson 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 6 h 5 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 4 h 8 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 2 h 15 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 2 h 15 m/h
50kW Public Locations N/A N/A
150kW Public Locations N/A N/A

* 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 Tucson PHEV with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.2kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 7.2kW
Connector location: Right Side - Rear

Where you can charge a Hyundai Tucson PHEV

You can charge your Hyundai Tucson PHEV conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £799*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

Shared parking

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

On Public Networks

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

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** 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 Tucson PHEV

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

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £3.48 12.79p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** N/A N/A

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Hyundai Tucson Plug In Hybrid Lifestyle

Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 32 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 27 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 8.6 seconds
Top speed 118 mph
Engine power 261 bhp / 195 kW
Torque 350 Nm
Battery size 13.8 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 12.4 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 421 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 457 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) 202 mpg
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 31 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 53 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 2021 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 Tucson PHEV is only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 year 1 road tax.

OTR price* £39,330
Vehicle warranty 5 years / unlimited
Battery warranty 8 years / 12,000 miles

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Grant, if applicable.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £155
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 12% £4,713
23/24 12% £4,713
24/25 12% £4,713

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

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £15
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 21
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EV chargepoint grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.