Australian Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023: 3 phase AC charging rate test & can owner set max charging limit with app?

In their marketing Hyundai Australia promises that all versions of the Ioniq 6 2023 electric car are capable of Three Phase 10.5kW maximum AC charging rate.

At home using a single phase 7kW charger the promised charging time from 10% to 100% is 11hrs 45min hours for the Hyundai Ioniq 6.

I tested the charging rate at my local shopping centre Ocular AC charging station, using my 7m Type 2 to Type 2 EV Charging Cable (22kW, 32 amp) cable and a Ioniq 6 Dynamiq 2023 RWD (which I had on loan for a week to review).

I plugged one end of the cable into the car charger port.

I plugged the other end of the cable into the Ocular brand AC charging station.

After a few seconds charging started and I saw that the Ioniq 6 was charging.

You can tell the Ioniq 6 has an onboard Three Phase AC charger because the Ocular display shown below all 3 phases with roughly 240V and about 16 amps.

The driver information cluster screen displays key information about AC charging rate, current battery level and how long it will take to reach 100%.

By the time I returned from a quick shopping trip the total amount sent to the battery was 6.55kWh in 35min 12 seconds, which is roughly 11.22kW/hr.

An EV only capable of 6.6kW or 7kW AC single phase charging would have taken about 60 minutes to receive the same amount of kW from the same AC charging unit.

The charge rate displayed in the Ioniq 6 fluctuated between 11.2-11.4kW/hr which is better than the promised 10.5kW.

When I pressed stop the battery was 99% full and the range was 622km in ECO mode (which is what I tested the car in most of the time).

The advertised WLTP mixed urban and motorway range for the Ioniq 6 Dynamiq RWD is 614km.

As you can see above, the Ioniq 6 allows you to choose the maximum percentage AC and DC charge limit in the car settings. AC maximum can be 60%, 90% or 100%.

As a side note one common question about the Australian Ioniq 6 Dynamiq RWD 2023 is can you can set the maximum charge percentage level using an app?

As shown below you can set maximum battery level for the Ioniq 6 in the Hyundai Bluelink Australia mobile app as well as viewing the current battery percentage level and estimated range.

The Bluelink app also lets you start/stop charging remotely, schedule charging, schedule climate control and a lot more.

Type 2 to Type 2 Cable Buying Tips

I recommend buying your Type 2 to Type 2 cable from an Australian retailer like EVSE or Jetcharge so you have a good warranty and are supporting the local EV accessory industry.

You could get a shorter, cheaper 5m cable but I find the 7m length is handy as you never know how far the charging station will be from your car charging port.

Some electric vehicle (EV) owners buy a Type 2 to Type 2 EV Charging Cable (7kW, 32amp) to save a little bit of money.

This is a slower slightly cheaper cable available for purchase for cars like the BYD Atto 3, MG ZS EV 2021, MG4 Excite 2023 and Hyundai Kona EV 2021 that don’t support 11kW AC charging.

However if you later buy a newer electric car that is capable of 11kW AC charge rate or rent an EV capable of 11kW AC charge rate (eg common rental models Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2) then this wastes an opportunity to charge that EV much faster at an AC charging station.


4 responses to “Australian Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023: 3 phase AC charging rate test & can owner set max charging limit with app?”

  1. Peter Campbell

    Not good practice to leave a charging cable coiled like in the photo.

  2. Warwick Tweedie

    Thanks for the article Neerav.
    On another line, what impact do you see if only having Ioniq6 available via online. My experience, with having a trade in, was needlessly very stressful and unless you can pay outright, is not worth it both for the buyer and the dealer. My dealer was unhappy to say the least but provided me with a loaner for a week in order to smooth the sale.
    Yesterday my brother test-drove one in Melbourne and commented that the dealers know nothing about the car bc it’s sold online 🤷‍♂️. This does not auger well for future sales in my opinion.
    I’ve also found the Quality control is slipping too. The bonnet is noticeably skewed. I wonder who I will have to approach to fix it and a faulty ambient temp sensor. 🤦‍♂️

  3. Neerav Bhatt

    As well explained by another reader Matthew: The issue is less about cable coiling and more the airflow / ability to dissipate heat.

    In this case the cable isn’t coiled around something and is in free air so can dissipate the heat. Especially as it’s on cold concrete in the shade.

    The risk is usually people running very long basic cheap extension cords which are on a reel at high load like 2.4kW for a long time.

    So it’s a good rule of thumb people have ingrained to unroll cables but it’s not always necessary.

  4. Neerav Bhatt

    I’m not particularly for or against online car sales

    However the process you describe sounds like it needs to be improved a lot

    From what people tell me regardless of EV brand the dealer staff often don’t know much beyond the spec sheet (if that), it’s up to potential customers to checkout reviews and do research online

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