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How Long Will Ioniq 5 battery last and Should You Charge It Every Night?

As electric vehicles become more and more common, one of the most important questions that prospective buyers have is how long the battery will last. With the advent of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, customers are not only getting an exciting and highly capable electric vehicle, but are also curious to know the longevity of its battery.


The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has an impressive range of 240 to 480km on a single charge depending on the model, offering customers plenty of range to make it a great commuting option. Another key factor that contributes to the range of the vehicle is its battery size. There are two versions of the Ioniq 5 that differ in battery size – the standard version has a 58 kWh battery while the longer range version packs a 77.4 kWh pack. These batteries are capable of lasting up to 230 miles and 310 miles respectively on a full charge.

The life expectancy of the batteries in the Ioniq 5 depends on several factors, such as how often it is used, how it is driven, and the environment in which it operates. To get the best out of the battery, drivers should ensure they drive the vehicle in a consistent manner, avoiding hard acceleration and braking whenever possible. Keeping the battery within its ideal temperature range can also help prolong its life. In addition, drivers should use the regenerative braking feature to slow the car down, which helps to recover some of the energy and extend the range of the vehicle.

Though no exact figures are provided, Hyundai’s warranty terms state that the Ioniq 5 battery will last for eight years or 160,000km and guarantee the battery against any deterioration that would cause the vehicle to lose more than 30% of its capacity. This means that one can expect the battery to last for several years without any problems and enjoy the comfort and convenience of an electric vehicle.

In conclusion, the Ioniq 5's battery life depends on several factors and its capacity can be maintained and improved with proper care and maintenance. Despite no exact figures, customers can rest assured that they are getting a great electric vehicle with a warranty that will cover most of the battery repairs over a period of time.

Also see Keith Griffin's previous coverage discussing 5 important things to know about Hyundai Ioniq 5. By the way, according to Hyundai, customers can mate the 77.4 kWh battery pack to two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors.

Should you charge your Ioniq 5 every night?

There’s no hard and fast answer to this question, as it’s ultimately up to your own individual needs and lifestyle. That said, there are some key factors to consider when deciding whether or not to charge your Ioniq 5 every night.

First, you should assess how often you plan on using your Ioniq 5. If you’re the type of person who drives a lot, then it might be worth charging your Ioniq 5 every night to ensure that you always have enough juice for your journeys. On the other hand, if you’re likely to only use your Ioniq 5 for shorter trips, then you might be able to get away with charging it every few days.

Another factor to consider is how much time you have available to charge your Ioniq 5. If you’re able to plug it in for an hour or so every night, then it’s probably worth it to do this to make sure the battery stays topped up. If, however, you’re only able to charge your Ioniq 5 for a limited amount of time, then it might be better to charge it less frequently.

Finally, you should also factor in the cost of charging your Ioniq 5. Depending on your electricity supplier, you may be able to plug your Ioniq 5 in to a cheaper night tariff, meaning that you could save money on your electricity bills by charging it every night. It’s also important to consider the cost of charging your Ioniq 5 too often or not often enough, as the battery’s lifespan will be affected by how it’s used.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.


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