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 electric vehicle 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 contact between the plug and the 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 vehicle 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. 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. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV parked outside and withstanding the heat.

    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 electric vehicles 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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Built for protection.

Hyundai’s innovative dedicated electric vehicle 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.

    Low centre of gravity.

    Hyundai electric vehicle batteries are located in the vehicle floor. This makes the centre of gravity very low and reduces the risk of rolling over compared to a conventional car.
  2. The positioning of the battery inside the Hyundai electric vehicles protecting you and the battery.

    Keeping passengers safe.

    The low centre of gravity also provides greater stability on the road. In case of a collision, the 8-point battery mounting absorbs impact to keep passengers safe.
  3. The motor of the Hyundai EVs with their extensive safety measures for your protection.

    High-voltage safety.

    In case of an accident, an electric vehicle battery is automatically disconnected from the other high-voltage components and cables within milliseconds.
  4. 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.


    General safety issues.

    Thanks to careful engineering and design, Hyundai electric vehicles have been created to be safe whilst operatating and charging. 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.
    A mother and her child in the back of a Hyundai electric vehicle.

    Electromagnetic waves.

    Electromagnetic wave measurements in the cabin are very low, whether the car is standing or moving. They are comparable to an average lamp or TV.
    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.


    Easy and convenient.
    A beach scenery and the IONIQ 5 about to charge. A woman is standing next to the car.

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      *Maximum range according to WLTP combined cycle. Specification dependent. Actual range will vary depending on factors including road conditions, outdoor temperature, driving style, use of climate control and battery condition.

      **350kW ultra-fast charger required for quickest charge times - chargers are currently available on selected arterial routes – see Charge myHyundai map for details. Not currently available in Northern Ireland.

      Hyundai test data for comparison purposes. Actual time will vary and is dependent on several factors including battery temperature, condition and age, ambient temperature and the power provided by the charger. Charge time increases in cold weather and if battery temperature activates safeguarding technology.

      In optimal conditions, the latest IONIQ 5 is capable of accepting power at up to 240kW and IONIQ 6 at 239kW.