Why did you choose this particular model?
The Ioniq was the first EV on sale in Australia with enough range for my regular trips, at a price I could afford.
How long have you owned the vehicle? 3 Months.
What do you enjoy most about the car?
Quiet and smooth driving experience that’s better than any ICE vehicle.
Low maintenance & operating costs ($160 every 15,000km & just 2.66c/km for electricity).
Less guilt about the impact my driving has on air quality and the environment as the Ioniq is mostly charged from rooftop solar at home via a Zappi charger.
Do you own any other vehicles? No
Do you have them for long trips or practical reasons?
No – we need only one car for the vast majority of the time and will hire an ICE vehicle if necessary.
What niggles you about it? The 200km-220km range is sometimes not enough for road-trips or days I have wide-spread errands, predominately due to the lack of charging infrastructure around Victoria.
Has your style of driving changed since owning an EV? I tend to hammer the accelerator a bit harder on freeway on-ramps to enjoy the EV’s instant application of power!