Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
I charge only once , sometimes twice a week on L2 chargers. One time from 30-Full, second time it could be couple of short sessions 10kWh+6kWh. Very rare I do it at home as free L2 chargers are available at work and place we shop/walk. I doubt I would bother with degradation worries. BTW, when you limit to 20-80 - you pretty much using car with degraded range all the time voluntarily. I think this is good recommendation for people who need to charge every day due to extended distance they drive per day. I usually drive less then 20 miles a day with possible 70 miles sprint once a week (this would trigger second charge event per week), so last thing I need to worry is charging it every day. In very rare cases when I need to drive distance and have not enough electrons, I could drive a few miles and top it off at EA 150kWh charger in a few minutes @ 100kWh rate. Ionic is everything I ever wanted from EV at this point, after experiencing Leaf and getting feedback on Model 3 from colleagues at work and forums(due to electric heaters(winter) and parasitic drain and very poor seats on the back and not being a hatchback). Ionic EV over delivers on range estimates consistently, all other EVs always under-deliver on range consistently and by big margin. I owned two Hyundai cars in the distant past and it was not very good experience (although those were salvage title). I glad I gave Hyundai a chance and Ionic is very nicely engineered, I am still finding a little details in design and software implementations that shows they improved significantly in engineering and design. I do not think Ionic is very special, it is across the line. At this point, I have reservations about leading Japanese makers and moving away from those weird bug-ly, creature-like looking cars, plagued by recalls and quality issues. Hm, Koreans have better taste in esthetics and design, who would have thought? I have all intentions to keep it for very long time, help me God! Lifetime battery warranty may come handy, thanks Hyundai.
Traded Leaf 15 SV(CPO) for Ioniq EV 19 Limited
Last edited by IonicEV; 19-02-19 at 10:47 PM.