Hyundai IONIQ 5 VS Jaguar I-Pace VS Tesla Model Y Drag Race: Shocking Performance By Hyundai IONIQ 5

EV drag race Hyundai IONIQ

Hyundai IONIQ 5 is all set to get to our shores , but the car has already brought the market to a standstill in the global spectrum. The car would be a bastion of starting the reign of Hyundai’s electric Vehicle range in India , although it would be a lot more expensive than the affordable products we like as Indians. The product is being brought to India to become the face of the EV movement the brand (Hyundai) is about to trod onto. As it’s the custom to race everything on Youtube a recent video by  Sam Car Legion at youtube channel Drag raced the Hyundai IONIQ 5 VS Jaguar I- Pace VS Tesla Model Y Here is a link to the video we are talking about,

The Specifications

The video is an outright test of the fastest EV amongst the three. Here as the specs of all the vehicles that raced. the I- Pace has dual motors and produces about 394 BHP and 415 LB-FT of torque, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 all wheel drive long range with 320BHP and 446 LB- FT and the Tesla model Y produces 346 BHP and 389 LB-FT. All the cars present a mixed bag of specs with no clear winner in sight on paper. This is a race that cannot be solved on paper.

 The Race

as soon as the race started the I-PACE took over and was the fastest , while the Hyundai IONIQ 5 was the last , slowly the Tesla gained upon the I-pace lead and won the race similar scenario happened  in a rolling race where the Tesla won again. The Hyundai IONIQ  5 couldn’t win. Anyways that doesn’t prove how efficient or how well the car is made.

hyundai IONIQ 5 drag race
Source Hyundai

The IONIQ 5 EV is one of the models the brand has planned to bring to the market, Hyundai’s IONIQ  5 EV is build on Hyundai’s skateboard platform the E-GMP(Electric Global Modular Platform) a platform which would allow the automaker to bring EV vehicles in different segments based on the same Underpinnings.

The IONIQ  5 EV is not only sustainable because its electric, even its interior uses materials that are sustainable as well as least harmful for the environment. The quote from Hyundai being that the car is a testimony for sustainability by Hyundai global.

Variants available globally

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is available in both AWD and 2wd variants. The AWD variant gets twin electric motors powering both the axels. It generates about 350hp of power and 605 NM of torque. The 2 WD and AWD variants of the EV are claimed to be able to run about 451 and 430 km’s respectively on a single full charge . the one raced was an AWD variant.

Unsoo Kim Md and Ceo of the company said that the company is focusing very strongly electric mobility across its business and product range for a progressive and sustainable future. Hyundai is proud to receive the world car of the year award for the IONIQ 5 the CEO further added how the award is a testament to their vision and efforts in driving the adoption of the Bev’s globally .

Expected range and battery pack options for India

The new IONIQ 5 is available with two battery packs in the international markets. There is a large 72.6 kWh battery pack and a smaller 58 kWh battery pack. While the car is yet to be tested by Indian authorities, according to the WLTP cycle, the bigger battery pack can return 481 km of range while the smaller battery pack can drive the car for up to 383 km.

The IONIQ 5 also gets a unique 800V battery technology. The system allows the battery to charge quickly. This means in just 18 minutes, the IONIQ5’s battery can go from 10 percent to 80 percent using a 220 kW DC charger.

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