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.
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.
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.
*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 220KW.