Hyundai IONIQ Charging Guide

The complete guide to charging your Hyundai IONIQ, covering range, charging time, charging cost and more.

Hyundai IONIQ Range

The Hyundai IONIQ has a 28kWh battery which provides up to 174 miles of range on a single charge. This figure may be affected by environmental factors (e.g. ambient temperature) as well as your driving style, but a typical 20 mile commute would easily be covered by the IONIQ's range.

Hyundai IONIQ Charge Time

Charging your Hyundai IONIQ at home with a standard 3 pin plug can take anywhere between 10 and 12 hours, whereas using a dedicated home charging point takes only 4 to 5 hours. The IONIQ can charge from two different levels of charger (measured in kW), which affects the charging time from empty to full. The table below shows the maximum charging rates for each combination.

Charger 3.7kW 7kW
7-8 hours 4-5 hours

Click here to read more about how long it takes to charge an electric car.

Hyundai IONIQ Charging Cost

The cost of charging a Hyundai IONIQ in the UK varies depending on the location and speed of the charger, but charging at home is the most cost-effective way to charge and many public charging points are free to use. Charging at home costs as little as 2p per mile:

  • Typical overnight electricity rate of 10p per kWh
  • Charging a Hyundai IONIQ therefore costs only 2p per mile
  • Based on an average 20 mile daily commute, this equates to only 40p per day

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How to charge a Hyundai IONIQ

Charging your Hyundai IONIQ can be done anywhere with access to a reliable electrical supply, but the vast majority of charging takes place with dedicated electric vehicle charging points.

  • Home charging points is where most electric car charging takes place, as your vehicle can be plugged in overnight for a full charge every morning.
  • Destination charging points at places like supermarkets and car parks are available across the UK and are often free to use for the duration of your stay.
  • Workplace charging points are becoming more common and are often offered as a staff incentive, but some employers may use time-related fees to encourage chargepoint sharing throughout the working day.
  • Rapid charging points are designed to charge your car’s battery to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes and are usually found at motorway service stations.

Hyundai IONIQ Charger Cost

Charging a Hyundai IONIQ at home is usually done through a dedicated home charging point, which comes with a one-off cost for purchase and installation. A government grant (known as the OLEV grant) is available for £500 towards this cost.

  • a 3.7kW charging point typically costs around £390 with installation
  • a 7kW charging point typically costs around £485 with installation
  • Prices above include the £500 OLEV grant