Maintenance & service.
Less maintenance vs. internal combustion cars.
While an internal combustion car engine contains hundreds of moving parts, an electric motor only needs around half a dozen, significantly reducing the probability of something breaking. No oil changes, either. That's why less maintenance is needed overall.
Thanks to regenerative braking, electric car brakes require about half as much maintenance as those on a conventional car.
Electric vehicles usually have only three main fluids: coolant, brake fluid and washer fluid. The washer fluid is the only one that owners need to refill regularly.
As with any conventional vehicle, worn-out tyres must be replaced - costs are similar as for non-electric vehicle.
EVs have standard windshield wipers and these therefore have to be maintained like a conventional car, usually twice a year.
Avoid fully charging your electric car.
It's recommended to stop charging at 80%. While this reduces range, it can increase battery lifespan. Another advantage is that it leaves room for regenerative braking, which is often turned off if the battery is at full charge to avoid overcharging the batteries.
Avoid running the battery down.
Try not to let the battery charge to run to zero, this is not good for long battery life. Lithium-ion battery packs prefer partial cycles rather than running down.
Beat the heat.EV batteries don't like extreme heat, so to increase battery life, park in the shade in summer - or plug in to a charge point so the battery's thermal management system can function using grid power.
Avoid extreme cold.
Batteries don't like the cold, so to increase battery life, park in a garage, not on the street in winter. Or if you can plug in to the grid, the thermal management system can keep the battery comfy.
*Maximum range according to WLTP combined cycle. Specification dependent. Actual range will vary depending on factors including road conditions, outdoor temperature, driving style, use of climate control and battery condition.
**350kW ultra-fast charger required for quickest charge times - chargers are currently available on selected arterial routes – see Charge myHyundai map for details. Not currently available in Northern Ireland.
Hyundai test data for comparison purposes. Actual time will vary and is dependent on several factors including battery temperature, condition and age, ambient temperature and the power provided by the charger. Charge time increases in cold weather and if battery temperature activates safeguarding technology.
In optimal conditions, the latest IONIQ 5 is capable of accepting power at up to 240kW and IONIQ 6 at 239kW.