BMW i3 vs. Hyundai Ioniq: An in-depth look

We've compared the BMW i3 vs. Hyundai Ioniq.

BMW i3 and Hyundai Ioniq

As part of his trial to see if an all-electric vehicle is practical for a family, Paul Smith has taken a closer look at aspects of each vehicle.

How does an EV go?

The first difference you notice when driving an electric car is how responsive it is. In a car with a combustion engine, a gearbox sits between the engine and the wheels to match the wheel speed to the engine’s “sweet spot”. However, with an EV, the motors drive the wheels directly, so there’s no gearbox lag or hunting for gears and the drive is smooth and immediate. But, while the concept is the same, the design of different EVs means they all feel a bit different.


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