Hyundai’s upcoming IONIQ 5 features 800 V system, bidirectional charging

Hyundai officially launched its upcoming IONIQ 5 midsize CUV at a virtual press event. The IONIQ 5 will be the first model built on Hyundai’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). It’s based on the previously-unveiled Concept 45 vehicle.

The IONIQ 5 will be available with two battery pack options—the Standard Range model will have a 58 kWh pack, and the Long Range model will have a 72.6 kWh pack (or 77.4 kWh in the North American market). There are also two powertrain possibilities—rear motor only or both front and rear motors. The all-wheel drive option paired with the 72.6 kWh pack will deliver a combined power output of 225 kWh and 605 Nm of torque, and is expected to enable a 0-100 km/h time of 5.2 seconds.

The range of the 2WD/72.6 kWh battery pack variant is expected to be around 470-480 km (292-298 miles) by the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standard.

Hyundai’s new EV will include a couple of forward-looking features. It will support both 400-volt and 800-volt charging infrastructures. “The platform offers 800 V charging capability as standard, along with 400 V charging, without the need for additional components or adapters,” says Hyundai. DC fast charging at up to 350 kW is supported.

The IONIQ 5 also features a form of bidirectional charging that seems to be designed for camping and off-road activities—a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function that can be used to charge any electric devices, including electric bicycles, scooters or camping equipment, at a power level of up to 3.6 kW. There are two V2L ports—one located under the second-row seats, and one adjacent to the vehicle’s charging port.

The cockpit features a 12-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, a 12-inch customizable digital gauge cluster, and an augmented reality head-up display. Hyundai SmartSense driver assistance features include Highway Driving Assist 2, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist, and more.

Hyundai hasn’t announced pricing yet, but Electrek predicts that it will start at around $30,000. Hyundai says the Ioniq 5 will be “available in selected regions [probably Korea and some European markets] starting in the first half of 2021.”

Source: Hyundai, Electrek

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