Hyundai Ioniq Electric Car EV charging guide
Sleek but familiar, the Ioniq electric car is an everyday EV
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 cars 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.
28 or 38 kWh
AC & DC
With a 28 or 38kWh battery and incredible efficiency, the Ioniq electric car is in such demand that Hyundai are having problems keeping up deliveries in Australia and NZ.
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.
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. One thing to note, is Hyundai supply a slower portable charger with their EVs, which is fine for charging up overnight, but not so great for top ups in between trips.
Charge your Hyundai Ioniq electric car at home and in public
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.
The Ioniq is equipped with a single Type 2 Mennekes CCS2 charger port. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what’s typically used to charge your ev at home and also in public 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.
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!
How to charge your Hyundai Ioniq electric car from a public J1772 Type 1 EV charging station
For a long time, J1772 / Type 1 connectors have been the norm for public electric car charegrs like ChargePoint. The issue for new car owners is there are stil many charging stations which use the J1772 standard which you cannot natively take advantage of.
The answer is this incredibly useful J1772 to 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!
How to charge your Hyundai Ioniq from a public Type 2 Mennekes charging station
Most modern type 2 public ev charging stations are untethered meaning you will need to BYO cable to charge your car. In this case you will need type 2 to type 2 cable to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charge points.
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 universal or untethered chargers.