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Electric vehicles don’t have the best reputation. But the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is changing the game by breaking EV stereotypes all across the board. See how the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 relieves range anxiety, the fear of slow charging times, and safety concerns. 

What is driving the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 like? 

Driving the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is fun, confident, and relaxing, because the typical EV sources of anxiety don’t weigh you down. 

The Ioniq 6 Long Range SE model has an EPA-estimated range of 360 miles on a single charge. Adding AWD reduces this figure to 305. 

If the average American drives 30 miles per day, meaning that 305 miles of range could last for days. You don’t have to worry about the range suddenly dropping either. 

During my week with the Ioniq 6, the range estimates remained steady as I tested different driving modes. It was very accurate with massive temperature fluctuations. 

Sitting out in the elements on 80-degree days and 32-degree nights didn’t impact its charge at all. Even leaving the car idle during photoshoots didn’t reduce its range. 

You can also drive extremely comfortably without sudden range drops. The range remained steady with the radio, AC, and ventilated seats on full blast. However, with the Subaru Solettera, turning on the AC reduced the range by 20 miles. 

I trust Hyundai and Genesis EVs the most because the regenerative brakes and adjustable levels add a solid amount of miles. I can go for days with a range of 20 miles or less without worry because slowing down and stopping at lights regenerates tons of power. 

While Eco mode has the slowest response times and the most stopping power, Sport mode is too fun to ignore with a faster acceleration. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. 

It has a smooth acceleration, responsive handling, and plenty of grip to whip around turns confidently. Plus, you can have fun without worrying about its range. 

Even though the Ioniq 6 doesn’t have access to Tesla charging stations yet, you won’t be waiting around. With a Level three DC fast charger, you can go from 10 to 80% in about 18 minutes

With a Level two charger, it takes about six hours and 55 minutes to fully recharge the batteries. The Ioniq 6 has the most accurate charging times I’ve ever experienced. 

Going to the EV menu on the infotainment system shows you the closest charging station, allows you to list your favorite charging spots, and provides customizable settings. 

You can tell the Ioniq 6 to only charge at certain times during the night and precondition the battery on the way to a charging station. 

There are a few kinks to work out, such as overly sensitive parking sensors, primarily touchscreen controls, and limited visibility. 

But for the most part, driving the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is like a breath of fresh air. It’s comfortable, exciting, and eliminates EV anxiety. 

It may not have a front trunk or frunk, but that’s because it has a more intelligent setup. There is a heat pump in the front to reduce the impacts of cold weather. Plus, the trunk is huge and there is plenty of storage space to go around. 

Stay tuned for a list of pros and cons in the next few days.