100 kms in 5 minutes: Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV crossover’s fast charging obliterates range anxiety

With the recent rollout of its latest full-electric crossover the Ioniq 5 built upon its new E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform), Hyundai pushes EV technology into a new era of safe, efficient, and high-performing mobility experience.

The Ioniq 5 has also apparently broken the barrier that has kept many motorists from trying out EVs: The long charging periods.

With a 350-kW charger, the Ioniq 5 can charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. Ioniq 5 users only need to charge the vehicle for five minutes to get 100 km of range, according to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Moreover, the E-GMP has a multi-charging system that works with a wide range of charging technology. It’s the first in the world that is compatible with older infrastructure and newer, high-speed charging ports so that you can visit any charging station on your journey. With no need to carefully plan a route around the charging stations you can use, the open road is yours for the taking.

The Ioniq 5’s distinctive and innovative design provides a unique experience that can only be enjoyed in dedicated battery EVs (BEVs), suggesting a fundamental shift in the design approach. The Ioniq 5’s striking exterior design is characterized by clean and sharp lines, creating a sleek and sophisticated look. Its front end is adorned with arrays of pixel-inspired lights suggestive

of the digital technology within.

Aero-optimized wheels further echo the Parametric Pixel design theme, offered in a super-sized 20-inch diameter, the largest rims ever fitted to a Hyundai EV. The Ioniq 5’s crossover body type achieves unique proportions and short overhangs due to its elongated wheelbase. Measuring 4,635-mm long, 1,890-mm wide, and 1,605-mm tall on a 3,000-mm wheelbase, Ioniq 5 offers D-segment-like space in a midsize CUV.

The model’s modular dashboard includes a 12-inch full-touch infotainment screen exempt of hard buttons and a hoodless 12-inch digital gauge cluster that displays EV-related information while driving, such as battery status and nearby charging stations. Adjacent to the digital gauge cluster is a metal insert that can accommodate a multi-purpose tray holder.

The sliding console allows passengers to enjoy more flexibility and freely enter and exit the cabin on either side when parked in a narrow spot. Second-row passengers also can enjoy center console features, such as cup holders, a 15W fast wireless smartphone charger, and USB ports. Universal Island truly redefines the center console, offering greater functionality than a static storage box.

Dedicated BEV architecture allows a long wheelbase and flat floors to midsize CUVs with conventional powertrains, enabling a breakthrough design.

There’s also the vision roof, which provides a greater sense of openness as the Ioniq 5’s ceiling consists of one large glass panel without any support materials.

The Ioniq 5 is equipped with electronically adjustable Zero-Gravity front seats. The seats recline to the optimum angle, offering a weightless feeling for the occupant, hence the name. Hyundai reduced these front seats’ thickness by about 30%, providing more space for those seated in the second row. It allows passengers to customize the interior space according to different needs and situations.

One of the precise demands in the design and production of the Ioniq 5 was the need for more eco-conscious mobility solutions with lower environmental impact. Designers addressed these concerns through the Ioniq 5’s use of eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials. The seats are dyed and treated with plant oil extractions from flaxseed.

Other soft furnishings throughout the cabin consist of textiles derived from sustainable fibers such as sugar cane bio components, poly yarns, and material woven from fibers made from crushed used PET plastic bottles. Surfaces such as the dashboard, switches, steering wheel, and door panels are coated in a polyurethane bio paint composed of oils from rape flowers and corn.

The V2L feature provides general electric power at 110Vor 220V inside and outside the vehicle. If your laptop or phone is low on energy, you can plug it into your car. The V2L function can supply up to 3.6 kW of power. The V2L port is located under the second-row seats, and it can be activated when a vehicle is on. Another V2L port is located at the charging port on the vehicle exterior. Using a converter, customers can charge high-power electric equipment. The outside port provides power even when the vehicle is turned off to freely use or charge electric devices, such as electric bicycles, scooters, or camping equipment, serving as a charger on wheels.

Improvements have been made to the motor to enable longer driving distances. It not only makes the Ioniq 5 a more efficient and eco-friendly choice; it also makes it perfect for those who enjoy long road trips and taking a detour to discover something new. And if you find yourself off the beaten path, a disconnector system allows the Ioniq 5 to freely shift between four-wheel and two-wheel drive, giving you energy-saving driving in all conditions.

The long-range 72.6-kWh battery for the AWD variant is rated at 225-kW (front and rear combined) with 605 Nm of maximum torque (front and rear combined) and can sprint from 0-100kph in just 5.2 seconds. As for the 2WD variant, the power rating is at 160-kW with 350 Nm of maximum torque and can sprint from 0-100kph in 7.4 seconds

The standard range 58-kWh battery, meantime, is rated at 173 kW (front and rear combined) with 605 Nm of maximum torque (front and rear combined) and can sprint from 0-100 kph in 6.1 seconds. As for the 2WD variant, power is rated at 125 kW with 350 Nm of maximum torque and can sprint from 0-100kph in 8.5 seconds. (Story and photos courtesy of Hyundai Motor Co)

Watch the Ioniq5’s global premier here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTiI1XPElK8