Hyundai Ioniq EV Charger Guide for Australia and New Zealand

Along with it's sister EV the Hyundai Kona, the Ioniq has been making some serious headway into the Australian and New Zealand EV market.

Ioniq is one of the best value electric vehicles in Australia and New Zealand from Hyundai. But how best to charge the Ioniq both in public and at home with a Zappi wall charger? Firstly you may need a type 2 to type 2 universal charging cable or type 1 J1772 to type 2 cable.

WIth a 64kW battery and incredible efficiency, the Ioniq is in such demand that Hyundai are having problems keeping up deliveries. The Ioniq's great performance, ample cabin and boot space, 5 doors and DC fast charging as standard, it really is set up as the EV of the future.


Powered by a 150-kilowatt AC synchronous motor functioning on energy stored in a lithium-ion battery pack, the Ioniq has 

approximately 230km of range for the average EV driver.

Help me install fast & efficient EV charging for my Ioniq in Australia and NZ

Hyundai Ioniq - How to charge In Public And At Home

The Ioniq is equipped with a single Type 2 Mennekes CCS2 charger port. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what’s typically used at home and at destination chargers. Please note that Hyundai only supplies a slow portable charger with the car, which is fine for charging up overnight, but not so great for top ups in between trips.


As with many of other EVs, our team highly recommends the British-made Myenergi Zappi for the Hyundai Ioniq as the best domestic wall charger on the market, especially if you have PV solar power or a a home battery or Tesla Powerwall.


Plug Standard: Type 2 / Mennekes
Maximum AC charge rate: 32amp or 7kW

Time to fully recharge at the typical 32amp single phase or 7kW which takes around 9 hours

If you have solar panels at home or work, the Myenergi Zappi will ensure you're always using your self-generated solar power when your Ioniq is plugged in. This eco-aware, super smart system hooks into your solar and distributes power where it's most needed at any given moment; pop the kettle on and the Zappi will direct power there. Once the kettle clicks off, the Zappi will send it back to your EV. Very clever!

Hyundai Ioniq - How to charge from a Public Type 1 J1772 Charger 

This cable will charge your Hyundai Ioniq up to 7kw / give you 40 kms per hour of charge.

For a long time, J1772 / Type 1 connectors have been the norm for domestic use. The issue for new car owners is there are many charging stations which use the J1772 standard which you cannot natively take advantage of.

The answer is this incredibly useful J1772 to Tesla (Mennekes) adapter cable. This allows you to connect to J1772 charging station; simply insert the J1772 plug to charge at up to 7.6kw or 30-40 kms of range per hour. Have a look at Plugshare map pic as an example of just how many J1772 charging stations available in your area!

Hyundai Ioniq - How to charge your EV from a Public Type 2 Mennekes Universal Charger 

This cable will charge your Hyundai Ioniq up to 7Kw / add 120 km for every hour of charge. An essential cable for every Mennekes/Type 2 vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charge points. There is a trend for public charge points to be universal; this means the point has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the station. If there is no permanently cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. Think air hose in a servo.  They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.

What do our EV customers say about us?

Being relatively new to the EV industry, and having just bought a new Hyundai Ioniq Electric, I had a lot of queries about all of the different accessories I might need to get the most out of the new car. Russ Shepherd from EVolution personally answered every one of my many questions no matter how silly I thought some of them were. We ended up going with the type 2 charging cable, type 1 to 2 adapter cable, and a Zappi car charger. My wife and I have now had the opportunity to test all three and couldn’t be happier. Thanks EVolution!!!

Jonathan – a double-thumbs-up Hyundai Ioniq owner from McDowall

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