General Motors is planning on launching 30 new electric vehicles by 2025, making for a big push into several battery-powered segments. However, GM won’t be alone – it’ll have to compete with a variety of rivals, including the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 set to launch this fall.
We covered the debut of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 back in February. To note, the Hyundai Ioniq has a 118.1-inch wheelbase, making it quite a bit bigger than the subcompact 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, which has a 105.2-inch wheelbase.
Let’s jump right into the critical technical info. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is offered with a few different powertrain options, including a 77.4-kWh battery juicing either a rear-mounted motor, or front and rear motors, the latter of which makes the crossover all-wheel drive. Opting for the single-motor layout provides 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the all-wheel drive option produces a combined 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque. The sprint to 60 mph takes less than 5 seconds in the latter all-wheel drive configuration.
As for range per charge, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers 300 miles with a single-motor powertrain, and 269 miles with the dual-motor setup. Opt into the range-topping Limited AWD, and range-per-charge is set at 244 miles. Top speed across the line is 115 mph, with a trailering capacity of 1,500 pounds.
Both 400-V and 800-V charging options are offered. Plugged into a 350-kW source, charging up from 10 percent to 80 percent takes 18 minutes, while a 10.9-kW source provides a full charge in an estimated 6 hours, 43 minutes.
Notably, Hyundai recently partnered with Electrify America to provide customers with DC Fast charging access through the Electrify America app. Hyundai Ioniq 5 customers are offered unlimited 30-minute charge sessions for two years from the purchase date.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq will go on sale this fall with limited availability in the 10 zero-emissions vehicle states (California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont), as well as Texas, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. A broader rollout is set to follow in 2022.