The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq is the first vehicle to be offered with three electric powertrains. It is available as an all-electric car, a gas-electric hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, or PHEV. While the hybrid and electric versions made their debuts when the Ioniq was announced last year, the PHEV is new for 2018 and completes the Ioniq lineup.
Each Ioniq appeals to a certain buyer, and although they look the same at first glance, these are three distinct vehicles. They also have varying availability: The hybrid is in dealerships nationwide, the electric is only for sale in California and the new PHEV is currently limited to the 10 zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) states. Let’s take a closer look at the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV and see if it’s the right choice for you.