Comparison: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge
Auto123 compares two hard-to-categorize new BEVs, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge.
It wasn’t long ago that a comparison between two EVs would invariably involve a Nissan and a Chevrolet. Now, though, the EV world has entered the long-predicted explosive-growth phase. It’s no longer all about small hatchbacks or sedans; we have SUVs, crossovers, pickups… and these two.
Because yes, these two battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) are kind of hard to categorize. Is the Hyundai a small crossover? It’s roughly the size of a Tucson inside, but it doesn’t have a rear wiper and it sits lower, so does that take it out of the crossover category, and put it in the hatchback one?
What about the C40? Is it a crossover? A coupe? Neither? It shares its platform with the XC40 Recharge which is obviously a crossover but then, the C40’s got that strange roofline and no “X” in its name, so…
The BEV world, in other words, has evolved to where it includes vehicles we can’t even traditionally categorize. We decided to pit two of those against one another.Read more