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.
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.
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.
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.
Electric cars are safe in accidents.
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General safety issues.
Discover more about our electric vehicles.
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.