Originally Posted by Gunslingerheel
So after reading this I am still trying to figure out if you really like this car. LOL. One question. I have some questions if you have the time.
1) what kind of charger do you have? Is it a 120 volt or 240?
2) have you ever timed it to see how long it takes to charge your PHEV when plugged in?
3) have you ever charged it away from home like in a public charging station?
4) have you checked to see what your overall fuel mileage is?
5) is there anything you don't like?
6) have you had the dealer service it and did you get any push back from them?
Thanks for your time and I am glad you like the car.
LOL, yes there is a lot to like.
1. I use the ICCB trickle charger. I plug into an outside socket next to my driveway. It's a 120 v, 15 Amp circuit with gfi protection.
2. I have not timed it. I use the scheduled charging so I plug it in when I get home in the evening, it starts charging sometime after I go to bed, and it finishes just before I go to work in the morning. Probably about 7-8 hours. I charge at the medium rate.
3. I have charged it at work and at home. I have never considered public charging. If the battery runs out when I am driving about, I just wait till I get home. No problem driving on gas for a few miles.
4. My cumulative mpg as displayed by the car has varied between about 200 mpg to about 500 mpg depending on how many long weekend trips I take. I was going to calculate it myself after filling up the gas tank but decided to only refill a partial tank so I don't have gas sitting unused for too long. Rough estimate would be about 200 mpg. But it's a strange number, it really just indicates that my driving pattern lets me run in EV mode most of the time.
5. Hmm... I wish the backup lights were brighter but I feel that way about all cars. I wish the startup musical tones were a little quieter, I'm not a morning person. I wish the key fob was a little smaller, I'm used to a single small key. I wish the rearview mirror nighttime dimmer switch worked as pull to dim instead of push to dim. I wish the cautionary message did not display on the touch screen every time you start the car, it goes away on its own after a few seconds but it's not necessary. I wish it would not chime when I'm not wearing the seatbelt, sometimes I don't need a seatbelt. I wish Android Auto would display a weather radar map. I wish Android Auto would display incoming text messages. I wish the phev Ioniq was more widely available. But all of these are minor things, mostly personal preferences that I don't worry about. The one thing that really bothered me was the car buying experience. I wish my car buying experience at the Hyundai dealerships had been better.
6. I haven't owned the car long enough to require service yet. This could be an issue later. With my Honda I did the routine stuff myself, oil, filters, brakes, tire rotation, wipers. I don't like to pay high service fees for work I can do myself and I don't totally trust car mechanics. So hopefully I don't get any pushback about it being a phev. And hopefully (from what I have read so far) in the US you can do some service yourself with a receipt and still keep the warranty in force.