Fiona drives a Hyundai IONIQ Premium SE 38kWh 2020 electric car.
This is Fiona’s first electric car, she’s owned the Hyundai IONIQ for 2-3 years and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and she achieves 190 miles range from a full charge.
Why did you choose the Hyundai IONIQ?
As I’m retiring, I wanted to have cheaper running costs with a long warranty. Also, wanted a less polluting mode of transport.
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Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car
- Easy drive
- fabulous economy
- high level of tech/safety.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
No faults so far
What are the standout technological features of your Hyundai IONIQ?
- Radar for distance
- side radar monitoring coming out parking slots
- crash avoidance software
- this car is very safe, the only bit I’m not keen on is the lane assist as it can be ‘grabby’ so I tend to switch it off.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car
Utility mode means you can sit in the car without depleting 12v. It’s a smaller battery car but really good economy and is a good family car. Having four heated seats is great in the winter and the heated steering wheel is bliss.
What electric car(s) are you interested in next and why?
Probably Hyundai/Kia due to the great warranty or possibly MG, again, due to the warranty. Not thinking of change until out of current warranty.
Do you charge your electric car from home?
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
We use ChargePlace Scotland. Haven’t yet ventured south into England but when we do will probably use an Octopus Juice card or just use tap and pay. We do have a home charger but as the local public chargers are free, we tend to use them.
Outline both positive & negative elements of your insurer
Insurance has been cheaper and I have no problem getting quotes. It’s cheaper than for my previous diesel BMW to insure.
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