2020 Ioniq EV Premium Firey Red
Took delivery late yesterday of our 38kW Firery Red. Yes I had that EV and body wide awake at 5:30am ready for a proper test drive (Normal wake up time at the mo to start WFH at 6am)
- Drives really nicely. No problems getting used to the braking, seems nice and predictable in each of the regen levels.
- Better power than expected in sports mode. I only test drove a 28. Will likely rarely use it, only eco feels sluggish but kind of calming.
- Road noise louder than I remember on the 28, not a train smash and comparable to my old Mazda 6.
- Myriad of settings, overwhelming at first and hard to find the options between the 2 menu systems.
- Rear visibility. Im 6'1" and I kind of have to duck down to view out the top part of the rear window. Didn't seem a problem driving
- Our large child seat leaves more room than expected in the rear seats which is nice, worried it would essential cut out the middle seat as small as it is
- Heated seats and steering wheel really great.
- Seems pretty intuitive but would rather it start where you were last rather than the home screen
- Don't mine the capacitive buttons
- Not tries Android Auto, phone paired easily
- Sound system could be louder
- Bit of a joke really except for turning on the climate control which was great.
- Charged the car unplugged and it still said 30% battery. Not until I got in and turned it on did it get the right level. How hard is this to implement? It like they firewall the certain parts of the car systems from the media systems which doesn't know anything until the car is turned on next time.
- The dealer said he hadn't had time to charge the car so I picked it up with 40% remaining. It was parked not 20m from their charge point
- Had to charge overnight from our Wall box 23kwh @ 5.8kw, about 5 hours to go from 30% to 90%
- This cost us AUD 6.62 for 180km of range. When charging from solar it will cost us the 0.07c feed in tariff so would 'cost' us $1.61
- We wouldn't be able to charge this much on solar coming into winter given we're getting 24kwh on a good day at the moment. Attacking some trees today giving shade from the low daytime sun
- Pre-COVID this would have cost us ~AUD 30, Current costs ~AUD 18 (Mazda was over 10L/100km combined on 95RON)
- Turned the car on and it said 224km of range @ 90% (13C, 55F)
- After 5 mins of driving this rose to 285km, just a bit above claimed range of 311km if scaled to 100%
- Drove for 45 mins testing out all modes, heating, up and down hills, travelling 27km and had 254km left. Pretty impressed with that but we'll see how we go.