Hi. I’m sold on an Ioniq but can’t decide between the PHEV or the standard Hybrid.
Could anyone help me to understand the MPG (I’m UK so please let me know if you’re using US Gallons!) of the PHEV *once the battery has discharged*? What I mean is if the mpg is reset after the charge runs out, or it’s not charged at all and just driven on Petrol. Ideally motorway/70mph speeds for an extended period.
I want this to work out the actual cost. My journey’s are longer than the battery will last, and I want to know the ‘worst case’ scenario and how much worse it is than the normal hybrid.
Thanks to anyone who can help me decide!
No doubt once you have a better understanding of HOW the `PHEV` works you can work out for yourself average MPG.
You erroneously assume that the battery will discharge. It won't. It will recharge on the journey, at least partially, as the ICE and battery work together to provide power
The `confusion` to this is IF you do allow the battery to deplete, it will lock into Hybrid mode- not `running out` but limiting functionality and battery capacity to that of a Hybrid until you actually plug the car in to recharge.
So in this mode you STILL have battery assistance, but somewhat more limited.
The battery does NOT `run out`in normal use...
The driver can limit this effect by simply recharging or regenerating before the battery drops below the 15-20% charge rate at which the Hybrid mode kicks- in.
I got 60+mpg in hybrid mode, 80+ mpg in full-PHEV to give you an answer. Therefore your worst case scenario is if you stupidly allow the car to drop into Hybrid mode, as I did, you will still get 60 mpg.
Hope this helps?