If you’re going to sell a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and an electric car, then why not make them the same vehicle? That’s exactly the philosophy which lead to the Hyundai Ioniq. It’s a green car which can be had in three states of electrification: a hybrid model with a petrol engine combined with an electric motor, a plug-in hybrid – that’s basically the same as the hybrid but with a bigger battery for more range that you can charge externally – and a pure electric vehicle (EV).
What they all have in common is low or even zero CO2 emissions, which means cheap company car tax, and the ability to run on electric power alone (for short distances if you go for the hybrid, or for longer in the plug-in and purely electric models). And thanks to an update in 2019, both the plug-in hybrid and fully electric models can travel even further on battery power.