The Advertiser - Motoring - - FIVE THINGS -

A fully plug-in Ioniq is avail­able for city driv­ing in Seoul and it’s typ­i­cal of the bat­tery-car breed, ac­cel­er­at­ing briskly and al­most silently. There is a lithium-ion poly­mer bat­tery, an 88kW elec­tric mo­tor and a claimed range of 200 kilo­me­tres be­tween charges. It has driver ad­justable re­gen­er­a­tive brak­ing with switches on the steer­ing wheel, a first for a Carsguide drive, which means you can tune the brak­ing ef­fort for more fun. It feels more like the Nis­san Leaf as an elec­tric con­ver­sion of an ex­ist­ing car, not a true fu­ture car like the BMW i3.

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