The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Solves a Major Charging Issue

If you’ve ever faced range anxiety, then you may have faced slow charging problems as well. But luckily, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is working on a faster charging solution. Check out how the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will change the electric vehicle game. 

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 works on faster charging 

A 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 at a charging station
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is working on providing a much faster charging time compared to rivals like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Tesla Model Y. For example, with a standard three-prong plug that you use with a 120-volt outlet provides about three miles of range per hour. But three miles of range per hour can take ages to provide a full charge. 

If you upgrade to an adaptor that utilizes a 240-volt outlet, you can gain between 15 to 30 miles of charge per hour, which is much better. But still, if you’re at a charging station that’s about 50 to 100 miles away from your destination, then you still might be waiting for hours. 

You’ll probably want to either find a DC fast charging station or have a fast charger installed at your home to provide much quicker charging times. The Mustang Mach-E can charge from 0 to 80 percent in about 102 minutes, and the Tesla Supercharger provides 200 miles in 15 minutes. 

But it can be challenging to find fast-charging stations that are online. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 looks to maximize the fast charging capability of the E-GMP platform to provide the best results in terms of range replenishing ratio. 

How does the Ioniq 5 work? 

Hyundai Motor Group seeks to improve the gap between EVs and ICE refueling time. Ryan Miller, Manager of Electrified Powertrain Development for Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, shared that the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will dominate the Tesla Model Y regarding miles of range added. 

They developed a state-of-the-art cooling system that encompasses in-cell cooling. The edge of the physical battery cells contact the cooling plate, allowing rapid cooling to occur during fast charging. 

This is crucial for achieving a much higher average charger power compared to rivals, which only reach peak value values for a limited amount of time. This is why charging times often slow down after reaching an 80 percent charge. 

Plus, E-GMP batteries is an 800 V nominal voltage. It reduces amperage to improve overall efficiency while the man bottlenecks for charging times include cell chemistry and cooling. 

As a result, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 can recharge from 10 to 80 percent in only 18 minutes with a fast charger. About 68 miles can be gained in about five minutes. A 240-volt outlet may provide about 30 miles of range per hour. 

A little more about the Ioniq 5 

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior | Hyundai

The expected price for the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is about $45,000. The rear-drive model provides 225 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful all-wheel drive model generates 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque. Hyundai estimates that the Ioniq 5 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.2 seconds. It also has an estimated range of 300 miles. 

You’ll see that the interior features a futuristic, luxury design. The flat floor provides maxim passenger and cargo space. Plus, the seats recline and incorporate footrests. Relax and enjoy the panoramic glass roof. 

The head-up display with augmented reality can project navigation directions on the windshield. A 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster shares a panel in the dash with a 12.0-inch touchscreen. Of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included. 

With a longer wheelbase than the three-row Hyundai Palisade, the Ioniq 5 is incredibly spacious. It should also provide a smoother ride. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel to see how it performs. 

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