The South Korean manufacturer is calling out the competition ahead of the Ioniq 5’s launch.
Hyundai has said the upcoming all-electric Ioniq 5 will dominate Tesla and the rest of the market when it comes to miles added per minute of charge. An increasingly important factor, miles added per minute simply determines how quickly you can get back on the road with adequate range.
The Ioniq 5 is capable of 350kW DC fast charging, and can therefore charge from 10-80% in just 18 minutes. The 5 features an 800-volt charging system, which is double the Model Y’s 400-volt unit. Hyundai’s Ryan Miller, who works in powertrain development, spoke of the drastic difference to Automotive News.
If you compare us to a Tesla Model Y or an electric SUV in our segment, we’re going to dominate them on miles of range added. Our ultimate goal is not competitor EVs — it’s internal combustion engines. And to close that gap is a monumental task. We’ve made this huge improvement, but we still have more to do.
The Ioniq 5 will arrive in the US later this year. Pricing is currently unknown but is expected to start at around $40,000 before incentives. Available in both RWD and AWD and with a choice of either a 58kWh or 73kWh battery pack, the Ioniq 5 manages up to 300 miles per charge.
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