The Ioniq 5 Made Up Half of Hyundai’s EV Sales

Hyundai is beginning to offer more and more EVs to its customers, and one of the popular models has been the Ioniq 5. As an electric SUV, the Ioniq 5 has been fairly successful. It shares its platform with the 2022 Kia EV6, and it seems like folks interested in a new EV have been attracted to it. Apparently, in terms of sales, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 made up about half of Hyundai’s EV sales. 

How many 2022 Ioniq 5 models have sold?

According to Inside EVs, Hyundai has sold almost 14,000 Ioniq 5 units. And in June, Hyundai sold about 3,000 models, which makes up half of Hyundai’s EV sales. While sales numbers have not been great compared to other vehicles, it is clear that more and more shoppers are interested in an electric SUV. 

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a starting price of $39,950. It makes up to 320 horsepower and has an estimated range of over 300 miles. And that means that it is fairly practical for most uses. In fact, in the video above, a Youtuber took this Hyundai EV on a legitimate road trip. 

What is the Ioniq 5?

The Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s electric SUV. It was built in conjuncture with Kia, and frankly, it looks pretty cool. Its unique exterior styling inspires adventure. It is also available in three distinct trim levels. Trims of the 2022 Ioniq 5 include:

  • SE
  • SEL
  • Limited

The Limited trim is the top-of-the-line Ioniq 5. It starts at $51,100, and it comes with a range of features. These include a transparent roof and a heads up display. It also includes active safety features like blind-spot monitoring, which should help with driver confidence. 

What is regenerative braking?

Regenerative braking is a form of braking that most electric vehicles have. Basically, as the vehicle is slowing down, energy is stored to be used in various components. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 does have regenerative braking. 

A 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV parked in the wilderness
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai

With regenerative braking, you can improve your EV’s range. And Hyundai has made it fairly easy to adjust this feature. With paddles behind the wheel, you can change what level of regenerative braking that you are using. The Ioniq 5 has four levels of regenerative braking. 

Should you buy an Ioniq 5?

Unfortunately, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is not the easiest vehicle to buy. Because of supply chain issues, it is available in limited numbers. But, down the line, it should become a more common sight at dealerships. With an estimated range of 303 miles, it should be enough for daily use. 

A 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV model with a glaring stream of sunlight in the background
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai Motor America

Plus, this electric SUV also offers available all-wheel drive. And that should help those in winter climates make the decision to buy an EV. The Ioniq 5 can also charge up to 80% in under 18 minutes. And that depends on which kind of charger that you are using. If you are lucky enough to be near a dealership that is selling the Hyundai Ioniq 5, it is certainly a vehicle worthy of consideration.

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