Hyundai and Kia want to bring its EV top finale with the new Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. If 2021 is the year of the thrilling EV, Hyundai is coming up on the rear with its own zest.
This EV is building on the same E-GMP architecture. Moreover, the Ioniq 5 has a spartan, futuristic interior. While the EV6 does have a much sportier feel and there’s even a 576-horsepower GT version that is coming.
In fact, the Ioniq 5 both uses 800-volt battery systems. They have been the only domain of ultra-lux EVs like the Porsche Taycan until now. Moreover, these cars are less than half the cost of the Porsche. Ye the future-proofed battery allows for much quicker switch times.
“Therefore, the ultimate goal is not competitor EVs,” said Ryan Miller. He is the manager of electrified powertrain development at the Hyundai Kia America Technical Center. “It’s the internal combustion engines. This is to close that gap which is a huge task.”
The two cars are nearly on par with the quickest charge speeds you can get from Porsche and Tesla. Though Miller did make a claim about how his cars would “dominate” the Tesla Model Y in miles of range. He added which will have to be testing moreover in the real world. Still, the claims Hyundai makes are great.
Ioniq 5 Battery Pack
The Ioniq 5, the company, says will able to charge its 774. kWh battery pack from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes on a 350 kW charger. A 2021-era Tesla Model 3 can now charge on a new 250 kW V3 Supercharger from 10 to 80 percent within 28 minutes.
No small feat is shaving 10 minutes off a road trip pit stop. However, there is a large but: You have to find a 350 kW charger, and that’s not always the easiest thing to do. There are public 350 kW chargers on the Electrify America Network. It is still limited but growing fast.