Faster, closer and more affordable.

Charging your electric vehicles has never been easier. City and national governments all over Europe are fast-tracking new charging stations in cities, shopping centres and on highways. And electricity is cheaper than petrol and diesel, so you’ll save money in the long run.

Technology

Normal AC and fast DC charging.

There are two types of electric vehicle charging: normal alternating current (AC) charging and fast direct current (DC) charging. Normal AC charging is typically less energy-intensive which makes it much slower. When you charge at home using a conventional plug or a wallbox, or even at some public stations, you will be using AC. Fast DC charging can be completed in under an hour and is typically only found at public charging stations.
  1. The normal alternating current charging symbol for the Hyundai electric vehicles.

    Normal charging with alternate current (AC).

    Wallboxes for home charging typically provide up to 22 kW. The on-board charger converts AC into the DC energy that is stored in the vehicle's high voltage battery. Plugging into a regular home socket also charges with AC current.

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  1. The fast-charging direct current charging symbol for the Hyundai electric vehicles.

    Fast-charging with direct current (DC).

    When charging with direct current (DC) the vehicle’s on-board charger is bypassed, so charging can be much faster. Most fast-charging stations provide a charge of above 22 kW, with some going up to 150 kW (and fast-charging stations like IONITY deliver up to 350 kW). With this extra power, most fast-charging stations can provide a charge for up to 100 km of range in 5 minutes. Of course, this varies from station to station and depends on the maximum charging speed the vehicle supports.

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Watch how fast and flexible charging IONIQ 5 is.

See how easy and flexible charging is with IONIQ 5. Charge at home overnight or top up at a fast charging station on the road in just minutes. Equipped with an innovative 800V battery system for some of the fastest charging times possible today, it is also compatible for 400V charging and AC charging.

Factors that affect charging times.

When it comes to charging, every plug is not created equal – or better said: there are many factors that affect how fast your EV can charge: Like the size and state of charge of the battery. Or the max charging rate of the vehicle as well as the max charging rate of the charge point. And of course, environmental factors – batteries don’t like extreme heat or cold.
  1. The charging socket of the Hyundai KONA Electric with a plugged in charging cable.

    On-board charger.

    On-board chargers convert alternating current (AC) coming from the charging station into direct current (DC) that is stored in the vehicle battery. Hyundai on-board chargers support up to 11 kW.

  2. Battery of the Hyundai KONA Electric

    Battery capacity.

    The more energy the battery can store, the longer it takes to fully charge.

  3. The optimal charging state for quick charging of your EV is between 20% and 80%.

    State of charge (SOC).

    The optimal state of charge (SOC) for charging to preserve battery longevity is between 20% and 80%. Batteries also charge faster for the most part when their SOC is between 20% and 80%. 1

  4. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 driving through snow and cold weather.

    Cold temperatures.

    Cold temperatures slow down electricity flow and electric vehicles take longer to charge in cold climates (unless, of course, the charging takes place in a heated space).

    The Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric vehicle getting plugged in to charge.

    Extend your battery life

    Some tips to help you increase your daily range and the lifespan of your battery.

    How often do you need to charge?

    Set the bar according to your daily commute and calculate the number of days between charges.

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    Just as there is a range of factors that affect the fuel efficiency of an internal combustion engine (ICE), the total electric driving range will be affected by the size of the battery, your driving style, the outside temperature, any passengers you are carrying and more.


      Home Charging

      Charge at home.

      When it comes to charging your electric vehicle, your options will depend on the charging infrastructure where you live.
      1. A man standing next to the tail of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric vehicle.

        If you own.

        By installing a home charging station you can significantly reduce charging times compared to charging at a domestic socket. A home charging station can be wall-mounted (in a garage) or stand-alone (outside). Your Hyundai dealer will help you plan the setup that’s right for you. Charging an electric car feels like charging a mobile phone - plug in overnight and start your day with a charged car. 

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      1. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 getting charged while a couple is laughing next to it.

        If you rent.

        You can talk to your landlord to get permission to install a wallbox in the garage or parking lot of the building. You might have to cover the costs partially or completely on your own, but government grants may be available as well. Alternatively, you can search for public charging stations near your apartment, e.g. in front of supermarkets or public buildings.

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      The Hyundai TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid parked next to its home charging box and a family playing.

      Home Charging

      Hyundai vehicles offer flexible programable charging to take advantage of off-peak rates at home.

      Public Charging

      Charge on the road, at the shops, and at work.

      Charging an EV is different than filling up with petrol. You can plug in for a short time when you stop at the shops, adding range to get you home. And many employers now offer charging points. And for charging on a road trip – Charge myHyundai is an easy-to-use public charging solution that gives you access to over 345,000 charge points in 29 European countries with 1 app,1 card and 1 invoice.
      1. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 getting plugged in to charge at a public charging station.

        At work.

        Many companies already offer charging stations for their employees and visitors. And many countries already offer tax incentives and grants to install them. Talk to your employer to get charging points at your workplace.
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      1. A driver of a Hyundai electric vehicle looking for a charging station.

        On the road.

        Once you have chosen a charging network (it’s a little like choosing mobile service provider), your 5 years free Hyundai LIVE Services subscription will show you real-time charging station information such as location, charger and connector types and availability. So you will never have to waste your time worrying about running out of battery.

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      A Hyundai IONIQ 5 getting charged at a IONITY charging station on a park deck.

      Public charging.

      Charge myHyundai offers access to 345,000 charge points and the high-speed charging network IONITY.

      Discover our electrified vehicles.

        *Range shown is according to WLTP combined cycle. Driving range may vary slightly depending on road conditions, your driving style and the temperature. It is also is dependent on the type of tyres equipped. Technical data not final.

        ** Charging time is based on charging with on 32A wallbox and 3.3 kW OBC.  Charging times  may vary depending on available charging conditions, including charger type and condition, battery temperature and ambient temperature at point of use.