DO THIS IN THE 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 654 – The 2017 Hyundai Ionic EV arrives and Fireball grabs the crew for some watering hole and leaping goodness at Malibu Creek State Park.

From WIKI… The 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV is a Compact five-door hatchback manufactured and marketed by Hyundai in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric variants. The nameplate Ioniq is a portmanteau of ion and unique.

The 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV debuted in South Korea in January 2016. with the three variants debuting at 2016 Geneva and New York auto shows.

The 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV variant launched in its home market in February 2016, followed by the electric model in July 2016. During its first one-year period in the market, global sales of the 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV nameplate totaled 31,165 units, consisting of 24,350 conventional hybrids, 6,797 units of the pure electric variant, and 18 plug-in hybrids.

At the 2017 Washington Auto Show, Hyundai announced the hybrid and 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV versions would go on sale in North America by April 1, 2017.

The plug-in hybrid version will follow in September, 2017. Each 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV variant will be sold in all 50 states, but it will not be available in all Hyundai dealerships.

As of late 2016, the model year 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV became the EPA’s most efficient vehicle — including all model years and all fuel types — with a rated fuel economy of 136 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent

The 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV is one of Hyundai’s entries into the expanding hybrid car market competing with the Toyota Prius.

Sharing the same powertrain with the Kia Niro hybrid crossover, the Ioniq is powered by a 1.6-liter Kappa four cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine with 40% thermal efficiency capable of delivering 78 kW (105 hp) and an estimated 109 lb·ft (148 N·m) of torque.

This engine has been specifically tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with a shifting six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Like many hybrids and electric cars, neither the 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV nor Electric are suitable for towing a trailer.

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