The Hyundai Ioniq Electric battery pack may get a boost from 28 kWh to 38.3 kWh in the coming new 2020 model year, according to a report from PushEVs.com in Europe. An increased battery capacity had been hinted by Hyundai but they have not yet officially stated the new size.
In what appears to be a European Hyundai document that was posted to an electric automotive forum site, the new estimated European NEDC (or NEFZ in German) range for the coming new model is said to be 378 km or 235 miles. The current model year NEDC range estimate is 280 km or 174 miles.
The implication is that the new 2020 Ioniq Electric EPA range might be around 167 miles versus the current 124 miles although Hyundai has stated no new EPA estimate yet.
Meanwhile, new design images have been publicly released by Hyundai in Europe for the Ioniq Hybrid but the North American appearance is likely to be very similar. The Ioniq Electric interior may be similar to the Hybrid except for the shifter and aspects of the driver information displays.
The new interior image shows an optional 10-inch infotainment screen rather than the default 8-inch version and the dashboard and ventilation has been updated from the current model year.