Hyundai IONIQ 5 is all set to get to our shores , but the car has already brought the market to a standstill in the global spectrum. The car would be a bastion of starting the reign of Hyundai’s electric Vehicle range in India , although it would be a lot more expensive than the affordable products we like as Indians. The product is being brought to India to become the face of the EV movement the brand (Hyundai) is about to trod onto. But a recent video by YAA electric youtube channel brings forward the problems being faced by a owners of IONIQ 5 aboard
Here is a link to the video we are talking about, although the car has achieved a high status due to the awards its has won and all the marketing but here are the real world problems being faced by a buyers.
The buyers went on to bring up facts about how the car cannot produce its best charging speed until the batteries are heated up, and doesn’t come with battery pre-conditioners like the Tesla where the batteries are warmed up before the charging spree so that the consumer can charge the vehicle at full speed possible. The IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV 6 do not have that feature. Users also talked about how even after being sleek and modern the drag coefficient of the car is high meaning a quicker draining of the batteries while highway driving. Users opinions also touted the lack of fast chargers which makes it a difficulty to charge the car fully on the go. A user also went on to ask whether the Kia EV 6 would have a better range due to the better aerodynamic tech and the answer was yes it would.
A user also asked a question about how the car would faze in Canadian winters and the answer was that the car would probably loose 50% of its charge in temperatures like -20’C. This has been proven in tests . These are some of the issues that you probably should think about as well before jumping to EV’S in the terms of our nation as our Infrastructure is not even half as good as the one aboard.
The IONIQ 5 EV is one of the models the brand has planned to bring to the market, Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 EV is build on Hyundai’s skateboard platform the E-GMP(Electric Global Modular Platform) a platform which would allow the automaker to bring EV vehicles in different segments based on the same Underpinnings.
The IONIQ 5 EV is not only sustainable because its electric, even its interior uses materials that are sustainable as well as least harmful for the environment. The quote from Hyundai being that the car is a testimony for sustainability by Hyundai global.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is available in both AWD and 2wd variants. The AWD variant gets twin electric motors powering both the axels. It generates about 350hp of power and 605 NM of torque. The 2 WD and AWD variants of the EV are claimed to be able to run about 451 and 430 km’s respectively on a single full charge . Since the car is being brought to India through CKD route the prices would be slashed to a large extent when compared to the KIA EV 6.
Unsoo Kim Md and Ceo of the company said that the company is focusing very strongly electric mobility across its business and product range for a progressive and sustainable future. Hyundai is proud to receive the world car of the year award for the IONIQ 5 the CEO further added how the award is a testament to their vision and efforts in driving the adoption of the Bev’s globally .
Expected range and battery pack options for India
The new IONIQ 5 is available with two battery packs in the international markets. There is a large 72.6 kWh battery pack and a smaller 58 kWh battery pack. While the car is yet to be tested by Indian authorities, according to the WLTP cycle, the bigger battery pack can return 481 km of range while the smaller battery pack can drive the car for up to 383 km.
The IONIQ 5 also gets a unique 800V battery technology. The system allows the battery to charge quickly. This means in just 18 minutes, the IONIQ5’s battery can go from 10 percent to 80 percent using a 220 kW DC charger.