Hyundai launches all-electric SUV in India

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South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor India Ltd on Wednesday launched its full-battery electric SUV IONIQ 5 for the Indian market at the Auto Expo 2023.

The premium electric SUV, which is already being sold in many countries, will come at a special price for the first 500 buyers at ₹44,95,000.

This will be Hyundai’s second electric car after Kona in the country, according to .

Speaking at the event, the Hyundai Motor India Chief Operating Officer, Tarun Garg, said the bookings for the electric car, which comes with an ARAI-certified range of 631 km, already commenced on December 21, 2022, and that the company received 200 bookings before the launch.

IONIQ is the first model developed on Hyundai’s new E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform). It comes with an ultra-fast charging capability of 10-80 per cent in just 18 minutes (using a 350kw DC charger) and 21 minutes (with a 150 kW DC charger).

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It is powered by a 72.6 kWh battery pack. IONIQ 5 has been designed to produce a power output of 160 kW (217 ps) and 350 Nm (35.7 kgm) of torque.

The electric SUV offers 400V & 800V multi-charging to reduce waiting times at charging stations — both 800V ultra-rapid and 400V rapid chargers can be used for charging.

It comes with “cutting-edge Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology” that will enable customers to power up electrical appliances like laptops, phones, and other devices.

The V2L port is located under the second-row seats. Another V2L port is located at the charging port on the vehicle’s exterior. Using a converter, customers can power electric equipment such as bicycles, e-scooters, and camping items, among others

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