3 Ways To Electrify Your Drive

There are three distinct Hyundai Ioniqs, IONIQ Hybrid (HEV), Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), and Electric (EV) car. All three of these vehicles have had the exterior and interiors refreshed. The Ioniq has been improved in so many ways that most of the 2020 version enhancements were not available in 2019.
Like most hybrids, the Ioniq has a great torque throughout the driveline. The need for torque on a hill going 35 miles per hour is how I grade a powertrain, and the Ioniq handled it easily.

What is the difference between HEV, PHEV, and EV?

I own solar panels. I pay NOTHING for electricity. Two years ago, I was paying $350 a month. That’s $84,000 I will save in twenty years.

Hybrid – gasoline only.

The hybrid I drove gets 55 mpg. The annual fuel cost is $750, according to the EPA. It would be about double that for a car that gets 25 mpg. No savings because of my solar panels.

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in (PHEV) gets 29 miles on a charge. Most days, I don’t go 29 miles. Every other week I will go about 40 miles, which means I will use a couple of gallons a month. That’s less than $100 a year. My gasoline usage is about $300 a month. I would be saving $3,500 a year, or $70,000 over twenty years.

Electric Vehicle – EV

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV uses only electricity from my solar panels. I would spend NOTHING on gasoline, saving about $300 a month, or $3,600 a year, or $72,000 over twenty years.

In twenty years, when California says that they want all cars sold to be EVs, I will have saved $156,000 and decreased the hold two monopolies have on me, electricity and gasoline, Two monopolies that my parents paid for their entire life that I no longer have to buy.

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq HEV cargo

Depending on your situation, either of these vehicles is fun, functional, and gets you closer to being off the dependence of gasoline.

What’s new for the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq HEV Model Year?

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Blue enhancements
8-inch Display Audio infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ added (7-inch Display Audio system for 19MY)
Forward Collison-Avoidance Assist added with SmartSense (N/A in 2019)
Lane Keeping Assist added with SmartSense (N/A in 2019)
High Beam Assist added with SmartSense (N/A in 2019)
Driver Attention Warning added with SmartSense (N/A in 2019)
Regenerative brake level control paddles (N/A in 2019)

Exterior design enhancements

New mesh-type grille (HEV, PHEV)
New distinctive pattern on the closed grille of the Electric
New front and rear bumper fascias
LED head, tail and daytime running lamps
New wheel designs
New side sill moldings

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq HEV interior

Interior design enhancements

Available in a 10.25-inch widescreen Navigation system
New center LCD information screen
The new upper and lower instrument panel
New console upper cover
Dark chrome instrument panel trim
Touchscreen heating and cooling controls
High-tech customizable ambient lighting
Piano key controls

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq HEV hybrid

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid HEV enhancements, Pricing, and specs

2020 Hyundai IONIQ hybrid Blue

8-inch Display Audio infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto added
Forward Collison-Avoidance Assist added with SmartSense
Lane Keeping Assist added with SmartSense
High Beam Assist added with SmartSense
Driver Attention Warning added with SmartSense
Regenerative brake level control paddles

1.6L GDI + 32 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission w/ SHIFTRONIC
FWD
$23,000

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid SE

2020 IONIQ Hybrid SE enhancements (Replaces 19MY SEL trim)
8-inch Display Audio infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ added
Blue Link connected car system added
Regenerative brake level control paddles

1.6L GDI + 32 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission w/ SHIFTRONIC
FWD
$24,950

2020 Hyundai IONIQ SEL

2020 IONIQ Hybrid SEL enhancements (Replaces 19MY Limited trim)
LED headlights added (Projector-beam for 2019)
Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go added (Stop & Go was not available for 19MY)
Electronic parking brake added (not available
in 2019)
8-inch Display Audio infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto added (7-inch Display Audio system for 2019)
Qi wireless phone charger added (not available in 2019)
Ambient interior lighting added (not available in 2019)
Power folding side mirrors with puddle lamps added (not available in 2019)
Lane Follow Assist added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Regenerative brake level control paddles (not available in 2019)

1.6L GDI + 32 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission w/ SHIFTRONIC FWD
$28,200

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Limited

2020 IONIQ Hybrid Limited enhancements (Replaces 19MY Limited with Ultimate package trim)
LED Headlights added (Projector-beam for 19MY)
Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go added (Stop & Go was N/A for 19MY)
Electronic parking brake added (N/A in 2019)
10.25-inch Navigation system added (8-inch for 19MY)
Ambient interior lighting added (N/A in 2019)
Harman Kardon® premium audio added (Inifinity® in 2019)
Highway Driving Assist added with SmartSense (N/A in 2019)
Front parking sensors added with SmartSense (N/A in 2019)
Lane Follow Assist added with SmartSense (N/A in 2019)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection added with SmartSense (N/A in 2019)
Regenerative brake level control paddles (N/A in 2019)

1.6L GDI + 32 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission w/ SHIFTRONIC
FWD
$31,000

Freight charges of $930 are not included.