Hyundai Debuts Ioniq 6 & Hyundai Dwelling V2H For US


The LA auto present kicked off this week and Hyundai used the event to debut the Ioniq 6 sedan whereas sharing a number of the particulars in regards to the US spec automobile. The very first thing anybody will discover in regards to the Ioniq 6 is the ultra-slippery styling which supplies the automobile an aerodynamic drag coefficient of simply 0.22. That’s one of many lowest of any manufacturing automobile ever made. Chances are you’ll find it irresistible or hate it, however it’s something however bland and it helps the automobile go as a lot as 340 miles on a single cost. Extra about that in a minute.

Three Ioniq 6 Trim Ranges

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 5 are constructed on the identical E-GMP electrical automobile platform, so there are a lot of similarities between the 2 automobiles. Hyundai says there can be three trim ranges supplied in North America which might be nearly similar to the three Ioniq 5 trim ranges.

RWD Commonplace Vary — 53 kWh battery, single rear motor with 149 hp (111 kW) and 258 ft-lb (350 Nm) of torque. No vary or acceleration instances got, however the same Ioniq 5 has a spread of 220 miles. The Ioniq 6 might squeeze a couple of additional miles out of a single battery cost due to its extra slippery design.

RWD Prolonged Vary — step as much as the 77.4 kWh battery and also you get 255 hp (168 kW) with the identical 258 ft-lb (350 Nm) of torque. Hyundai says this automobile will enable a spread of 340 miles.

AWD Prolonged Vary — that is the automobile efficiency oriented drivers will need. It options two electrical motors — one entrance and one aft —  with a mixed 320 hp (239 Nm) and 446 ft-lb (605 Nm) of torque. It makes use of the identical 77.4 kWh battery and Hyundai hints it would dash to 60 mph in beneath 5 seconds. Vary, nonetheless, takes a little bit of hit. The corporate says to anticipate 310 miles on a battery cost with this model.

Costs within the US weren’t introduced in LA, however you possibly can anticipate them to be just like these for the Ioniq 5, which begins at $41,450 (together with vacation spot) and tops out at round $52,600. The twin motor Tesla Mannequin 3 prices about $5,000 extra, however has 40 miles extra vary.

The Ioniq 6 Good Stuff

The Ioniq 6 would be the first automobile from Hyundai that may replace the automobile’s firmware through over-the-air updates, which can enable the corporate to change main features of how the automobile drives with out even touching it. In keeping with Autoblog, it may change acceleration traits by importing a brand new accelerator pedal map or alter steering sensitivity with out the automobile needing to go to a seller.

The Ioniq 6 may even introduce Energetic Sound Design, which Hyundai says “makes use of an acoustic design processor to supply distinctive driving sounds contained in the cabin and the flexibility to set the quantity.” This kind of foolishness is all the trend on the planet of EVs nowadays, with automobiles in a position to adapt lighting, sounds, and even aromas to appease and cosset these inside. Appears foolish to us, however producers should suppose there’s a demand for such accouterments.

Hyundai says the Ioniq 6 can cost from 10% to 80% SOC in simply 18 minutes when utilizing a 350 kW quick charger. That could be a bit deceptive, nonetheless, because the the utmost charging charge is 235 kW — the identical because the Ioniq 5.

The brand new navigation system for the Ioniq 6 features a route planner for highway journeys that robotically shows charging stops alongside the best way. The automobile will robotically preheat the battery pack to the optimum charging temperature to make sure drivers get the quickest doable charging. Hyundai claims the automobile will know what charging stations are in use or damaged and robotically skip these. Whether or not that function can be added to present electrical automobiles from Hyundai and Kia is unknown presently. Ioniq 6 homeowners may even get free charging (as much as half-hour) at Electrify America charging stations for the primary two years.

Hyundai Dwelling

Elon Musk and Tesla don’t need to hear about V2L, V2H, or V2G, however each different electrical automobile producer appears to need to develop into these areas. Additionally this week, Hyundai introduced the subsequent section of its Hyundai Dwelling service, which gives drivers the chance to reinforce their EV expertise with devoted house chargers, rooftop photo voltaic, and power storage programs.

In a press launch, the corporate says is has partnered with Electrum to develop a one-stop on-line market to attach householders in choose states to photo voltaic panels, power storage programs, EV chargers, and native installers. The collaboration combines Electrum’s house power experience and nationwide community of licensed installers with Hyundai’s management in electrical mobility. Hyundai Dwelling may help clients reside extra sustainable lives, decrease their power payments, and make their houses extra resilient with photo voltaic panels, power storage programs, and electrical automobile chargers. Hyundai House is now obtainable by Hyundai dealerships in 16 states.

“Final 12 months, we launched Hyundai Dwelling as a proof of idea on the Los Angeles Auto Present and the response was excellent,” says Olabisi Boyle, head of product planning and mobility technique for Hyundai Motor North America. “Hyundai House is now reside and is able to assist clients make a seamless transition to sustainable residing. Hyundai is dedicated to altering the best way folks view transportation and elevating their high quality of life. Hyundai Dwelling embodies Hyundai’s mission, Progress for Humanity, making certain common mobility and accessible sustainable residing for everybody.”

Utilizing the Hyundai Dwelling Market, clients should purchase a house charger, study house photo voltaic and power storage, and entry their very own devoted Vitality Advisor. These advisors assist information clients by the acquisition course of, reply questions on appropriate power system choices, and assist decide the correct system for patrons’ house power wants.

{The marketplace} will current clients with three set up bids per undertaking, sourced from Electrum’s community of trusted electricians. Clients can then evaluate the proposals, seek the advice of with their Vitality Advisor, and finally choose one of the best supply for his or her undertaking. Hyundai and the Electrum Vitality Advisor will present customer support all through the possession expertise. Hyundai’s sellers within the obtainable states will be capable of educate clients on the Hyundai Dwelling providing and join them on to the net market.

The Takeaway

A couple of days in the past, we did a narrative about Tenet and Treehouse, two firms which might be EV financing in new methods. They’re providing one thing just like Hyundai Dwelling for all electrical automobile homeowners and have seen that when an EV enters the image, homeowners are extra open to the thought of rooftop photo voltaic, house power storage, and different methods of utilizing power of their houses extra effectively.

This appears to be a market pattern that Tesla is lacking out on. Though it was an early chief within the subject, others are actually crowding into that house, which Tesla has nearly deserted with out clarification. In the meantime, others are pleased to step in to fill the vacuum.

We could also be witnessing a sea change in attitudes about electrical automobiles as folks come to comprehend they’re about greater than attending to the Piggly Wiggly and again. They’re turning into an integral a part of household residing that leverages their power storage functionality to assist folks reside extra affordably with decrease emissions. What a stupendous factor.


 


 


 

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