Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 800 volts: highly exciting – our experience report

Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 800 volts: highly exciting - our experience report-volts

It is hardly reminiscent: not too long ago Hyundai was something with inexpensive and five years warranty. But the image has changed fundamentally. In the design, the Koreans of change has long been successful, even in terms of sports, they are high above – but above all, they are a leader in technological variety. Hybrids, e-cars and hydrogen – this offers except Toyota only the group in Seoul. Finally, Hyundai is translated: Modern Age. Since only obliges the name ..

The goal of all the pursuit is clear: the brand wants to stand as of course on the note when buying a car is pending. Also and explicitly in competition to VW. With success: The Kona was the first SUV in the B segment with electricity – Now Hyundai drives the tension to the tip with the Ioniq 5. Because during the E-cars of this world – also main competitor ID.4 – are still traveling with 400 volt technology, the Koreans have doubled the same time. This is already an announcement in the market of the crowd. Over 800 volts still have Porsche Tacy and Audi RS E-TRON GT. But they are loose two to four times so expensive.

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Of course, the technique is complex, but the cables are thinner, better to embarrass and up to 30 kilos easier. And because Hyundai‘s performance is also important to them, they have decided on permanent-governed synchronous machines. Of course, it would have given cheaper alternatives – where electricity generates the field and build the larger and become hotter. But that would have been astonished ..

And even the expensive motors are not normal. Instead of round wire use (like Porsche) rectangular copper in hairpin winding. For higher torque, better cooling, easier insulation. Sometimes it’s the little things that make the big difference.

The reason is a simple: long ago you want to hit Hyundai with your cars. And that beats with E-Cars for large ranges and more for short loading times. If you can press electricity for 100 kilometers into the cells in five minutes, the meaning of other factors dwindles. Granted: You need a decent quick load column – but still even notorious naggers go out the arguments.

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Especially since you can customize the Ioniq 5. There are also batteries with 58 and 72.6 kWh, rear and four-wheel drive – as well as a spectrum between 170 and 305 hp at ranges from 360 to 480 kilometers (WLTP). Tempo 100 lie with four-wheeled and large battery after 5.2 seconds, in case of rear drive with small battery but also just 8.5. It goes up or so to Tempo 185.

Around the technology, the Koreans have gratted a lot of smooth sheet metal. Rear with powerful C-pillar, front with a hood that lies like a seashell over the fenders. That looks chic, improves on top of that the aerodynamics – and laminates a little that there comes a 4.64 meter-long vehicle with three meters wheelbase. The digital cockpit is controlled by two 12-inch displays. Left the instruments, right the infotainment. Smart: Who changed between the driving modes Eco, normal and sports, can read the associated range equally with the tempo display. Too bad that you have to live with numbers – a pointer graphic is not programmed.

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Completely new is a 14-centimeter-sliding center console. If necessary, the footwells are completely free – if you have to enter right corner. Square is plentiful, one towed on well-contoured seats and can look around on request – for example at the charging break – together with fold-out leg support. To do this, the rear guys can be pushed 13 centimeters rearwards. Speaking of Seats: Who chooses the conscience in leather: There are also fabrics made of PET bottles – and for the ground recycling yarns from old fishnets.

There is no deficiency at cargo space. At full seating, up to 527 liters are available, with folded back seats just under 1.6 cubic meters. Additional space offers a compartment under the bonnet. This “frunk” swallows 57 liters at the rear shooters, with the all-wheel models, the 24 liters are still enough for the charging cable.

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Rather unusual for an electric car: Aft may be impressive 1.6 tons of the hook. These are again 200 kilo more than the VW ID.4 GTX. The only requirement is the big battery. With a small battery it remains at 750 kilos – also braked. Of course, book one of the Battery Bible: Dynamics costs distance. And weight. But so that you do not experience a bad surprise in terms of radius, the Ioniq 5 also calculates the residual range even in trailer operation.

Not even steering and braking would have to be, because Hyundais gives youngster on request all-round care, automatically remains in the trail, keeps the right pace, duly destroyed and – if nothing else helps – throws the anchor. The insistence is the optional head-up display that throws swirring arrows in front of the eye. For a car of this class is the big cinema.

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Steering and chassis are well amared without smoking the comfort. After all, two tons and more need to be held in the lot. Nevertheless, the Ioniq 5 also hits well in fast closed plans. Well solved: the “I-pedal driving” delays the car actually to a standstill. Would be a pity around each watt that is not recuperated. On request, even the sun supplies. How much exactly, depends on the weather. Under South European ideal conditions, the manufacturer is said, the solar roof per year is good for 1500 kilometers.

Of course, it does not exist at the bargain price. For the basic version Hyundai calls 41.900 euros on, the big battery costs 3200 Euro surcharge, four-wheel drive 3800 Euro. The rest is largely bundled in packages. And that does not always mean saving. Who wants solar energy umbrella (1500 euros) or relax seats (1100 euros), must also still be the 11.850 euros expensive uniq package with all sorts of other amenities order. That’s a lot of car – but also damn a lot of money – even after deduction of promotion. However, who wants to be technically at the same time with Porsche, may not be a crawler soul ..

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6 thoughts on “Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 800 volts: highly exciting – our experience report”

  1. The alternative if you want to get away from the hydrogen. Would be currently the only car which I would use business. If even more manufacturers bring such innovative technology to market, the BEV did it. 18 min from 10 to 80% is a house number and convinces myself.

  2. Hyundai has made it with the Ioniq 5 to put the anti-burner car on the wheels.
    Even at the price, the vehicle is in the acquisition in the comparable combustion price segment.
    This should get all the emames that want to be up-to-date:

    • 8 years warranty
    • 800V fast load system with charge <= 15min from 10 to 80
    • at least 400 to 500 km range
    • heavy engines
    • Sandengebetriebe possible
    • Frunk, the bigger the better (see F150 Ligtning)
    • Bidirectional loading and external power supply
    • Full digital operation and data acquisition, updates over the air, smartphone bed
    • Automated charging pillar communication (ranning, plugging, loading, billing automatically)
    • Seat heating and seat cooling (saving energy, is more efficient than heating and air conditioning)
    • Prices not higher than burner
    • ..
  3. The Ioniq 5 is certainly a currently interesting cars. Especially with regard to the charging time. Already awesome What Hyundai has put the legs. Design-technically of course dared and therefore not everyone’s thing. But that’s always. Even I do not really know if he likes me visually or not. I have not seen him in Natura yet. Technically without question Top. Also the top speed of 185km / h is fine. VW should also unlock its vehicles better up to 180km // h instead of declining at 160km / h.

    However, in my view, there is a few criticisms. At the battery size Hyundai I think I can jump a little more, from me also as a third variant. 72kWh for a SUV (I know it’s running at Hyundai under CUV or SO) then are quite little on the long-distance. I think many ride a little longer at a time and then stand for it 5min longer to the column. A SUV should already have the direction 90kWh or more. Ultimately, the box on the highway will move well above 20kWh / 100km.
    The cockpit in the photo is now not so mine, but is my personally taste. Looks some Apple-moderately clean. I dont really like it.

  4. I do not understand why this so-called. 800V “Technology” is so celebrated as celebrated? The whole thing brings zero and nothing when charging a battery!

    Or does anyone think of it to load his cell phone battery directly with 230V would be a good idea? Again, the input voltage is controlled by means of a charger from the 230V to the 5V tolerable for the battery. See your charger after!

    Nothing else happens in the electric car. The input voltage plays absolutely no role for the battery! This is pure marketing and brings the buyer exactly nothing.

    The same is the possibility to pull the battery from the battery as in Hyundai by means of a current adapter. If it is kind of technically possible to use this electricity reasonably to the mains … at any time.

    But we are still far away. It’s not so easy a house to dine from a car ku. Since it is far from somehow the whole thing about a Schuko socket to feed as it seems to imagine here. Incidentally, there is a NextMove video about it.

    In addition to all this marketing wrapper, the Hyundai is just a very ordinary modern BEV more. You should leave it. Do not always let this marketing dazzle dazzle.


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