Hyundai IONIQ Can Power Your Home During An Outage

The IONIQ 5 can travel nearly 300 miles on a charge, and can power refrigerators, microwaves, camping gear and more.

The IONIQ 5 can travel nearly 300 miles on a charge, and can power refrigerators, microwaves, camping gear and more.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric Car
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In these modern times, technological advancements are made at an eye-blinking speed, every company in each field wants to distinguish their products by adding innovative new features and functions. The creation of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is one such field, the makers of these are always looking to make the cars more appealing to potential buyers by maximizing the utility and novelty factors of their vehicles.

The newest most innovative example of this is Hyundai’s Ionic 5, a revolutionary electric vehicle and the first product under its IONIQ sub-brand. The IONIQ 5 has an advanced AR heads-up display, can travel nearly 300 miles (483 km) on a charge, and can power refrigerators, microwaves, camping gear, and other appliances from a power adapter, it’s a futuristic hatchback with a cozy interior, a moveable center console, two driver displays, and a grill-less front end.

We might call this vehicle a Hatchback, but Hyundai prefers to calls it a CUV (crossover utility vehicle), this is thanks to its unique two-way charging system, which allows you to power appliances from your car. The IONIQ 5 has two 3.6kW V2L ports to provide external power to appliances. The IONIQ 5’s battery pack holds enough charge to power a mid-sized air conditioner and 55-inch television for up to 24 hours, while most people will use this feature for camping or running PA systems, it could also come in handy when your power goes out.

IONIQ 5 is the first vehicle built on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), meaning that it’s good for 300 miles (483 km) on a single charge and supports both 400V and 800V charging. With a 350kW charger, the IONIQ 5 can charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. Customers can choose between 58kWh or 72.6kWh batteries and rear-only or all-wheel drive. The smaller battery has about 200 miles (322 km) of travel, while the larger battery can go at least 270 miles (435 km).

Hyundai aims to sell about 750,000 units of the IONIQ 5. The company received over 20,000 pre-orders in its home market South Korea alone when order books open earlier in the year. The company aims to sell about 26,500 units of EV in Korea this year. Globally, the IONIQ 5 competes against the Volkswagen ID.4 as well as the Tesla Model 3. Hyundai aims to seek the attention of a younger demographic while trying to catch up with the top of the food chain EV makers like Tesla and the Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG), among others.

by Talha Shaikhani