The results are in – the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, the first two EVs to be bult on Hyandai’s global E-GMP platform, both offer more than 482 kilometres (300 miles) of range. The ratings released on Monday reveal that the Ioniq 5 earns an EPA range rating of 487 km in it’s rear-wheel-drive long-range form, while the Kia EV6 earns an EPA range rating of 498 km its rear-wheel-drive long-range form.
The Ioniq 5’s range estimate comes with the 77.4-kWh battery. For models with the 58-kWh battery, the Ioniq 5 will offer 411 km (256 miles) of range, which is still quite respectable. As for the Kia EV6, the long-range model comes with the same 77.4-kWh battery, and offers 373 km (232 miles) of range for its single-motor models with a 58-kWh battery.
Now, let’s talk efficiency. The ratings revealed a 105 MPGe (4.9 km per kWh) efficiency for the all-wheel-rive EV6 models, and a 117 MPGe (5.5 km per kWh) for both single-motor models. The Ioniq 5 also fared well, with a 98 MPGe (4.6 km per kWh) efficiency rating for the 77.4-kWh battery, dual-motor model and up to 114 MPGe (5.3 km per kWh) for the 77.4-kWh battery, single-motor version.
Notably, these efficiency ratings are better than the Ford Mustang Mach-E and other comparable rivals, with the exception of the Hyundai Kona Electric, which achieves 120 MPGe (nearly 5.9 km per kWh) combined, or the Tesla Model Y, which is rated at 326 miles of range and earns an efficiency rating of 125 MPGe combined (5.9 km per kWh).
The Ioniq 5 is expected to hit the market by the end of the year, while the EV6 is due sometime next year.