EV Club of Connecticut Show & Tell video features Will Cross' Hyundai IONIQ 5, compares with his Tesla Model 3
I have a new video to add to the growing library of EV videos in this growing collection:
This new addition is the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5, one of many new EVs coming to the US in 2022, coming in at a price point of $42K, but most tax filers will also see a Federal Tax Credit of $7500.
I've known Will Cross for years now, and he gives an insightful look at this new EV while comparing and contrasting it with the Tesla Model 3 as he goes.
In this video, we get a great overview of the features and specifications of Will Cross @williamtech814's one-week-old IONIQ 5 with just 300 miles on the odometer. This is one of many new EVs coming to the US market in 2022, and this model has only been readily available for sale in the US for about a month.
Will saved thousands by going to Long Island New York's Hyundai 112, to avoid Connecticut Hyundai dealers' markups, referenced here, which links to this Google sheet that's from the EV MSRP Tracker (USA) on reddit here.
Here's the rest of the video's description:
- Hyundai IONIQ 5 Features
Hyundai IONIQ 5 Specifications - excerpts:
- SE/SEL/Limited: 300 miles TARGET
- SE/SEL: 269 miles TARGET
- Limited: 250 miles TARGET
- AC Level II, Standard 240V (from 10% → 100% charge) - 6 hrs 43 min
- Rapid Charging: >150kW (800V) (from 10% → 80% charge) - 25 min
- Rapid Charging: >250kW (800V) (from 10% → 80% charge) - 18 min
What is a J1772 (standard for all US EVs) connector? See wiki page
EV Club of Connecticut's take
Kelly's Blue Book Average US car price is $46K
- openpilot - Open Source Driver Assistance System at comma.ai
It's wonderful to finally see the price points of EVs beginning to fall, and the availability rise, I'm just so glad there are new entrants into the US market. Even better that it can charge at 250kW, at least in warm weather. This may enable it to be more practical for family road trips than the Ford Mach-E, which is limited to 150kW.
There has been some disappointment among early IONIQ 5 testers that the handling of winter charging just isn't there yet. For example, there seems to currently be no pre-conditioning of the battery when en-route to a DC fast charging station. This could mean a fast charge that should take under 1/2 hour becomes over an hour in cold winter reality. One can hope that Hyundai learns to better this behavior in the future, ideally through software updates.
Also unusual that the range of the AWD is so much less than the RWD, especially since the RWD is 248 lbs. lighter.
Another consideration is that this EV doesn't seem to meet its range expectations in real-world tests this winter, with a drag coefficient that isn't as low as many competitors. This means a higher kWh per mile, so less MPGe overall. If you road-trip a lot, DC fast charging is important to you, and so is range when going 70 mph. More time and tales are needed to know if improvements happen in either of these areas. More about cold performance on InsideEVs Weekly Podcast here and here.
If you don't road-trip a lot, these range and charge speed considerations don't really matter to you. Like most folks, you'd probably charge in your garage overnight. This video and article are just 2 people's opinions. You really need to test drive an IONIQ 5 and some of its competitors such as the similar Kia EV6, or the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the VW ID.4, and if your budget allows, the Tesla Model 3 or Model Y. That way you'll know what you think of their ride quality, seat comfort and road noise, navigation, etc. from first-hand experience.
On Feb 22, Kyle Conner from Out Of Spec Motoring was briefly in the northeast to join his dad from Connecticut, picking up a 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Limited from Massachusets.
Will, along with another local IONIQ owner Corbin, helped Kyle with filming the 3 different trim levels of the IONIQ 5 later that same day. Thanks t Will, I also had the opportunity to meet Kyle Conner @itskyleconner and his dad David Conner @dconner9 right afterward, sharing all sorts of thoughts on EV charging challenges across America. We sure had a lot to talk about, with Rich Jordan, the co-leader (along with Will) of the Tesla Owner's Club of Connecticut joining us as well. Then we all (almost) got gate-locked from being able to exit that that (filming location) garage, having a good laugh about that, but ultimately escaping unscathed.
I found that Corbin's YouTube Channel is called The Ioniq Guy, and I added his 1 month review below.
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It's here! Will Cross' close look at his 2022 @Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV, one of the very few in Connecticut,https://t.co/LtRzALx37O— EV Club of Connecticut (@EVClubCT) February 20, 2022
he also has a Model 3!@williamtech814
Many owner reviews in our Show & Tell playlist:https://t.co/4tGIf8Ue0Z
See also:https://t.co/IvHblK2jBm https://t.co/P8Za4S9g3i
See also new article summing up my take on the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5https://t.co/OP0KptUOF0— Paul Braren | TinkerTry.com 🖥️🔌☀️🍃🔋🚗 (@paulbraren) February 20, 2022
featuring the 4K videohttps://t.co/weRlrVDxOK
where Will Cross @williamtech814 shares his thoughts on this EV vs Tesla Model 3.@Hyundai @InsideEVs @itskyleconner @dconner9 @tommolog https://t.co/6N6nZ4IGwj