Safety comes first.

As with any other car, safety is the top priority in the design of electric vehicles. They undergo the same crash tests and meet electric-vehicle-specific standards on top of that. Let’s address EV safety concerns related to weather, accidents, and the charging process.


Temperature and weather conditions.

Hyundai electric vehicles are equipped with a wide range of safety systems to ensure top performance in every kind of weather. Extreme temperatures – hot or cold – are hard on lithium-ion batteries. Hyundai has developed highly advanced Battery Management Systems to help ensure that your battery is protected from environmental influences – preserving driving range and prolonging battery lifecycle.  
  1. The Hyundai KONA Electric charging safely in the rain thanks to its humidity protection.

    Protection from water.

    You don't have to worry about plugging in your car – even when it’s raining. The charging connections are designed so that electricity only flows when the contact between plug and car is securely closed and no water is detected. You can also drive through puddles or into the car wash without hesitation. All components of your electric car are protected against the penetration of moisture.

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  1. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electric driving safely through snow and cold weather.

    Preserving battery power.

    At low temperatures, battery performance decreases, lowering driving range. Hailed by experts as the newest EV innovation, Hyundai’s high-efficiency heat pump system has drastically reduced the loss of efficiency in the cold. Another way to beat the cold and save battery power is to use the “scheduled preheat” function to heat the car while plugged in.

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  1. A man eating an ice-cream leaning on a Hyundai IONIQ_6 plugged in at a public charging point.

    Protection from overheating.

    No harm will come to your electric vehicle from just being parked in the heat. But, charging may take longer and your top driving speed may be reduced. Thanks to Battery Management Systems Hyundai EVs are able to determine when the load on the batteries gets too high. This avoids irreparable damage that might otherwise occur above 60 degrees Celsius.

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Electric cars are safe in accidents.

Clean mobility has always been a solution for a greener world, but EVs are just as safe for the passengers inside as they are for the environment. Hyundai’s innovative dedicated EV platform – E-GMP – has safety built right into its core, with an ultra-high-strength steel frame, maximsing the safety of everyone inside.
  1. The positioning of the battery inside the Hyundai electric vehicles protecting you and the battery.

    Keeping passengers safe.

    The low center of gravity also provides better stability on the road. In case of collision, the 8-point battery mounting absorbs impact to keep passengers safe.
  2. A woman plugging her Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric vehicle to a charging station.

    No flammable fuel.

    While petrol or diesel might catch fire and lead to an explosion, EV batteries are generally slow-burning and allow ample time to leave a crash site.
  3. The 12-volt backup system providing the warning lights with electricity in all Hyundai EVs.

    12-volt backup.

    The 12-volt electrical system, however, continues to operate and supply the hazard warning lights. This safety measure alone makes a sudden fire highly unlikely.

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    General safety issues.

    Thanks to careful engineering and design, Hyundai electric vehicles have been created to be safe to operate and charge. The battery and electric motor only emit electromagnetic waves comparable to your flatscreen television. And for more safety and peace of mind while charging, the cable is locked and cannot be removed on either end.
    The plugged in charging cable of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV, which cannot be removed while it’s locked.

    Locking charging cable.

    When locked, the central locking system includes the charging cable plugged into your car and the charger. During the charging, the cable cannot be removed.
    The plugged in charging cable of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV, which cannot be removed while it’s locked.


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      *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.