Hyundai Ioniq 5 Set To Change Buyers' Perceptions of EVs
Hyundai wants to transition from a maker of reliable gas-fueled vehicles to become the provider of intelligent, ecologically responsible mobility solutions. And the new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first step in that journey.
Already revealed in global specification, the Ioniq 5 heading to North America boasts some critical differences. Still, the new 5-passenger electric crossover SUV isn't simply designed to be another new product. Instead, Hyundai conceived the Ioniq 5 to change the way Americans think about electric vehicles and change how the world thinks about Hyundai.
How can a single vehicle change perceptions about an entire class of vehicles? By using technology to answer consumer objections and to provide solutions to questions consumers didn't even know they had. The Ioniq 5 does both. First, it answers the issue of range anxiety with long driving range on a charge from its modular battery pack, super-fast DC fast-charging capability, and provisions for free charging at a large number of charging stations.
Then it adds functionality consumers didn't know they might need, like the ability to power tools, lights, and all manner of other items requiring electricity from the vehicle's onboard power supply. And it adds conveniences like the ability to pay for charging, food, drinks, and parking by using the Ioniq 5's onboard system as the conduit of payment.