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IONIQ ELECTRIC RANKED FIRST IN 2017 ADAC ECOTEST

Feb 5, 2018

  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric has been named the most eco-friendly car of 105 vehicles tested in 2017 by the German automobile association ADAC
  • The all-electric model achieved the maximum five-star ADAC EcoTest rating with the highest score of 105 points

February 2, 2018 – The IONIQ Electric is the winner of the 2017 ADAC EcoTest. In the course of the year Germany’s largest Automobile Association continuously tested 105 vehicles of all powertrains for their eco-friendliness. The IONIQ Electric was one of only five cars to achieve the maximum five-star rating. Emissions of CO2 and other pollutants were included in the evaluation. The IONIQ achieved the highest rating of 105 points: the full score of 50 points for low-emission driving and 55 out of 60 for its overall CO2 performance. 

IONIQ Electric offers class-leading efficiency

The ADAC experts used the German energy mix of 579 g/kWh as a basis for their testing. This approach enables the ADAC EcoTest to compare alternative powertrains with conventional combustion engines. The IONIQ Electric scored an average 14.7 kWh per 100 kilometres, resulting in CO2 consumption values of 85 g per kilometre – an outstanding outcome in the electric car segment. Confirmation of the results has been carried out through measurements on the road – the “real driving emissions”.

“The strong result of the IONIQ Electric in the ADAC EcoTest underlines Hyundai Motor’s competence in developing advanced technology and showcases the innovative spirit of our brand,” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “The IONIQ line-up is a great foundation of our ambitious eco-car strategy that we are pushing forward this year with the All-New NEXO and KONA Electric.” 

The Hyundai IONIQ Electric is part of the successful IONIQ line-up of three different models. Hyundai Motor is the first car manufacturer to offer an electric, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid powertrain in one single body type. Since entering the market in late 2016 Hyundai Motor has sold more than 28,000 units in Europe. With a maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and several European awards for its overall performance, the IONIQ is one of the most decorated, best-value eco-cars in the market. 

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About Hyundai Motor

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centres worldwide and in 2017 sold 4.5 million vehicles globally. With more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell and IONIQ, the world’s first model with three electrified powertrains in a single body type.

About Hyundai Motor UK

Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe. Since 2008, the company has risen from 21st to one of the top 10 car manufacturers in the UK and last year sold a record 93,502 vehicles. Hyundai Motor UK employs more than 3,000 people through its UK operations and dealer network. Hyundai offers a full range of vehicles such as the award-winning i10 city car, the zero emission IONIQ Electric, and the capable Santa Fe SUV. All passenger cars come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at www.hyundai.co.uk

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